Course Management



Creating a Discussion

Add a discussion forum to host new topics.

Adding a Topic to a Discussion Forum

Create a new topic to discuss.

Participating in a Discussion

Interact with your students in class discussion forums.

Subscribing to a Discussion

Follow these steps to receive notifications when students participate in discussion forums.


Special Circumstances (Accessibility)

Extending Assignment Due Dates

Provide special access and accommodations for students by extending the due dates for assignments.

Extending Exam Due Dates

Provide special access and accommodations for students by extending the due dates for exams and quizzes.

Extending Time on Exams

Provide special access and accommodations for students by extending time for exams and quizzes.

Resetting an Assignment Attempt

Reset an assignment for a student who needs to resubmit their work.

Allowing Multiple Exam Attempts

Provide special access and accommodations for students by allowing multiple attempts on exams and quizzes.

Modifying Student Submission Settings

Modify the number of files students are allowed to submit for an assignment and which submissions should be saved. 


Group Work

Setting Up Groups

Learn how to enroll students in assigned and self-assigned small groups.

Group Enrollment Options

Review the different options for enrolling students in groups.


Student Progress and Retention

Viewing Class Progress

Track and compare student performance using the Class Progress Tool

Creating Intelligent Agents

Brightspace Intelligent Agents (IAs) are customizable messages that are automatically emailed to students based on criteria that you determine. You can set them up for multiple scenarios such as when students have not logged in to class for a set number of days, have missed a deadline, or have feedback to review.

Conduct a Practice Run (Intelligent Agents)

Find out which students would be identified by your Intelligent Agents without sending email reminders.

Quick Reference Guide

This tool guide provides a basic overview about intelligent agents.

Intelligent Agents Template

These templates outline the recommended settings for each intelligent agent’s intended use case, as well as a sample message, but can be modified as needed.


Brightspace Faculty FAQ

Quick answers to the most frequently asked faculty questions about Brightspace.

Brightspace Website

Please know we will continue to send updates and opportunities for training as we get close to the launch date.  You can also review updates and migration information on our Brightspace website.


Curated resources for setting up your Brightspace course.


Curated resources for grading student work in Brightspace.