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  • Welcome to OWL, where Western learns online

    OWL Brightspace has landed!

    Summer academic courses are now running in OWL Brightspace! Learn more at

    Western Continuing Studies, WELC, Western Required Training, and courses offered prior to May 2024 are still here in OWL Sakai.

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    Instructors: Migrate your courses today!

    Academic courses are now running in OWL Brightspace. You must request a migration option for your Fall/Winter academic courses to migrate. Request today through the OWL Migration Request App!

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    Students: Looking for your Summer Course?

    Academic courses are now on Western’s new learning management system, OWL Brightspace!

    Go to OWL Brightspace
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    Time to declutter

    Do you have old sites in OWL that you no longer need? OWL maintainers now have the ability to delete project sites.

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    Weekly OWL maintenance

    Reminder: OWL is unavailable briefly on Sunday mornings from 6:00am to 6:20am ET for routine system maintenance. Please schedule assignments, assessments, and other work outside of this time.