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About

Brightspace is Vanderbilt University’s primary course management system, providing a core set of digital tools designed to support teaching and learning across campus. This website provides information about Brightspace to Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students.

Administration

The Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching serves as Brightspace’s administrative home and provides both technical and pedagogical support for instructors using Brightspace. The CFT Brightspace team includes:

  • Derek Bruff, Director
  • Stacey Johnson, Assistant Director for Educational Technology
  • Lee Scarborough, Instructional Technologist
  • Ashley Burton, Instructional Technologist
  • Brandon Crawford, Instructional Technologist

More information about the CFT team is available on the main CFT website.

Governance

Oversight for Brightspace is provided by Cynthia Cyrus, Vice Provost for Learning and Residential Affairs. Additionally, the Course Management System (CMS) Advisory Committee provides advice and input into strategic planning for Brightspace at Vanderbilt.

Feature Requests

Interested in requesting new tools to use within Brightspace? See our Feature Request Process for information on how individuals and groups at Vanderbilt can suggest enhancements to Brightspace.

Brightspace Policies

The Course Management System Advisory Committee has approved a number of policies relevant to Brightspace use, including the following:

If you have questions about these policies, please feel free to direct them to brightspace@vanderbilt.edu.