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Brightspace Tool Information

Brightspace utilizes several optional tools for various functions.  Descriptions of the most popular tools are below.  Be sure to check our blog for any news related to updates or changes to these tools.  If you have any questions, please contact Brightspace Support at




  • A media tool that allows you to upload large video files for students to stream, create video quizzes, and create screen recordings.

Course Reading List Tool (CRLT)

  • A tool that allows you to create, access, and manage course resource lists. For help with this tool, contact your reserves librarian.

Respondus LockDown Browser

  • A custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Brightspace.  This prevents students from copying, printing, accessing other applications, or visiting other websites during a quiz or exam.


  • A tool that allows you to leverage students’ devices to take attendance, launch discussions and questions, and get real-time feedback.


  • A tool that helps prevent plagiarism and provide feedback on student document submissions.