Bluewater District School Board

Bluewater's Remote Learning page

Remote Learning

Welcome to our remote learning webpage!

Bluewater District School Board is offering remote learning throughout the 2022-2023 school year for families that have opted for this mode of learning.  For more information, please see the Ministry of Education memo on remote learning, PPM 164, and our Return to School Remote Learning Q and A for more information.

For login information and issues, please contact your child’s school.


It is recommended that you view the video link below, "How to access the vLE" (under General Use), for instructions before accessing Bluewater District School Board's Remote Learning vLE (virtual learning) portal below.  Once you have viewed the video, click on the following icon to access the Brightspace (vLE) portal:

Remote Learning vLE

Please click on the icons below for information regarding remote learning:

Brightspace Portfolio Instructions

Using Brightspace Portfolio (Family Device Mode): (ideal for multiple users in one home)

Using Brightspace Portfolio (My Device Mode): (ideal for homes with one user)

Videos - Getting Started

General Use

How to access the vLE:


How to access the vLE with multiple users:

  • Use two different browsers for two children (suggestion: Firefox and Chrome)
  • Use private browser or incognito mode within one browser to avoid automatic login (these features can be found in the upper right corner of your browser)
How to download O365 Suite:

How to access O365 (Outlook) for BWDSB students:

How to upload email photos from your iPhone:

How to send content from iPhone to OneNote:

How to create notifications to be alerted when content on your student’s course shell has been updated:

Submitting Work

Adding a file to your assignment submission in Brightspace:


How to add Read Aloud to your Chrome or Firefox browser:

Additional Resources

Please click on the icons below for our Q and A as well as additional resources related to our continuous learning plan:

Special Education Remote Learning Resources
Additional Remote Learning Resources
Online Safety
Code of Conduct during Remote Learning

Ministry of Education Resources

To assist with the continuity of learning, the provincial government has launched the Learn at Home online portal, which includes several resources developed by Ontario educators for students at all grade levels.  Click on the link below:

Learn at Home

Contact Us

Shilo Garland, Remote Learning Contact
Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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