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Get to Know Brightspace

As the administrative home for Brightspace, the Center for Teaching (CFT) is excited to provide both technical and pedagogical support for instructors using Brightspace across campus.  Whether you’re interested in learning how Brightspace tools can support your teaching goals or you have a technical question – the CFT can help.

This page serves as a jumping off point, whether you are getting started with your Brightspace course or you’re in seek of help. Explore the top menu bar to learn more about what the Brightspace Support team can offer!

Online Course Development Resources

These Course Development Resouces (CDR) will walk you through the online course development process drawing on research, best practices, and existing resources from around the web and from the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching (CFT) and Brightspace Support at the CFT. Engage with this site as a Self-Paced Course or an On-Demand Resource.


Visit the CDR page!



Online Course Design Institute

Don’t miss the CFT Online Course Design Institute that will equip you with the tools you need to design and teach great online courses.

This one-week hands-on Online Course Development Institute (OCDI) will take place from May 17th through 21st. Participants will be guided through a systematic step-wise approach to designing an online course and facilitating synchronous and asynchronous interactions.  


Learn more about the OCDI here!