This page will provide an overview of navigating in Brightspace.
Beginning your course design, including strategies for online teaching.
Deciding between an online, hybrid or blended approach.
How to stucture your course from high level design to a step by step weekly plan.
Items can be used to include video, audio, files, text and links in any content area in your course.
Add text to your content with HTML.
Edit the availibility of your course.
Create rules to control content visibility using Release Conditions.
The Accessibility Checker helps you to make your content look better.
Groups have their own collaboration areas in the course so that students can communicate and share files.
Editing options for the Course Homepage.
Use the course calender to provide students with dates for course-related events.
Import and export material to or from other courses.
The Awards tool enables instructors to provide awards to students.
A checklist contains important or required assignments, readings, or other items to complete.
How can I implement effective group work?
How do I add or remove users from the course?
Divide the students into groups. Groups have their own collaboration areas in the course so that they cna communicate and share files.
With group assignments in Nestor, students can hand in one assignment together.
Allow participants to engage in online discussions on forums. Discussions are grouped in 'threads'.
Share files with other members of the group, including the instructor.
Why would you use video in your course?
Send out time-sensitive information to students. You can also send the announcement as an email to students.
The Attendance tool enables you to create registers that track attendance for activities within your organization or course.
Use the Course Members tool to view who is enrolled in your course, send messages, view shared locker files and read their blogs.
Send an email to a selection of course participants. This is a send-only tool, you can't receive emails in Brightspace.
Allow participants to engage in online discussions on forums. discussions are grouped in 'threads'.
How to manage notifications in your course
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Use the course calendar to provide students with dates for course-related events.
Configure and export (iCal) your own personal timetable and get an overview of all events at the RUG.