Course Set-Up

Syllabus Overview

A detailed overview on how to utilize the Syllabus Tool. Watch video and download the job aid below.

Posting an Announcement

Learn how to utilize the announcements feature, add release conditions, and schedule announcements.

Deleting and Restoring Announcements

Review these steps to delete an announcement and restore a previously deleted announcement.

Creating a Calendar Event

Create calendar events for quizzes, assignments, and meetings.

Setting Due Dates

An overview of the steps to set due dates for quizzes, assignments, and discussions.

Checking Your Classlist

Access your Classlist to view your roster, student last access dates, and send communications directly to students.

Contacting Students

Use the Classlist feature to contact students directly by email or message.

Student View Feature

Temporarily switch your role to view course content from the student perspective.

Incorporating Video and Media

Recording Webcam Video Notes

Use Brightspace Video Note to easily record, save, and reuse webcam videos in the same course as well as in
other current or future courses and sessions.

Best Practices for Recording Videos

Consider these best practices as you set-up your recording environment, as you create content for your videos, and practice recording.

Video Note Playback and Caption
Editing Options

Lead more about video playback options and how to add automated captions.

Reusing Video Notes

Once a Video Note has been recorded and published, it can be reused in another place within the
same course, different course, or for a future course.

Embedding External Videos

You can quickly add external videos to announcements, discussions, and assignment feedback.

Adding Images

Insert images and graphics in announcements, discussions, and assignment feedback.

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.


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Curated resources for managing your Brightspace course.