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Online Teaching: Faculty Resources: Brightspace QuickStart Videos

New Assignment Experience

The first thing you’ll notice when viewing the new creation screen in Assignments is an updated look and feel. The classic tabbed view has been transformed into a new, fully immersive page layout.
The primary panel on the left contains common, frequently used fields that are always displayed. These fields are most relevant to learners and are the core details instructors want to add like a due date, instructions, and attachments.  
The panel on the right organizes additional, more advanced options such as start and end dates, rubrics, annotation tools, and Turnitin. These options have been logically grouped and labelled in a way that resonates with instructors and makes them easily discoverable. While these options are collapsed, summary text provides details about which settings are active and subtle hints that aid in the discovery of additional settings. As a result, you can see everything at a glance with little to no scrolling, and without having to navigate through any tabs.

Adding Content to your Course

Communication in Brightspace


New Content Experience

Brightspace has an alternative Content experience that provides an intuitive way to create content aligned to outcomes. It’s easy to add content to a course, with a variety of ways to add content, including creating content in the HTML editor, using their own HTML documents, documents located in Google Drive or OneDrive ™ online storage service, links and videos from the web, external learning activities, video assignments and more. Content can be made visible or hidden to learners using a quick ‘hide/show’ toggle, or by using release conditions to personalize the pace and path for individual learners.

Intelligent Agents

Use Replacement Strings to Add a Personal Touch to Your Course

Quizzes / Tests

Discussions, Groups & Journals