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.
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
- Grant Neal, Lead Instructional Technologist
- Brandon Crawford, Instructional Technologist
- Erica Brandon, Instructional Technologist
More information about the CFT team is available on the main CFT website.
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.
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.
The Course Management System Advisory Committee has approved a number of policies relevant to Brightspace use, including the following:
- Course Availability and Deletion Policy
- Acceptable Use Policy
- Course Enrollment Policy
- Copyright Policy
If you have questions about these policies, please feel free to direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brightspace Tool Information
Brightspace utilizes several optional tools for various functions. See our Brightspace Tool Information page for details.
For information regarding ongoing known issues, see our Known Issues page.