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Introducing the Annotation Tool

Jun. 18, 2019—Up until now, documents in Brightspace could only be annotated by utilizing the GradeMark function of the TurnItIn tool.  Brightspace has now rolled out a new optional annotation tool that is built directly into the Assignment tool. For an overview of the tool and how it can be utilized, refer to our new Annotation tool...

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Introducing Harvested Repositories in the Learning Object Repository (LOR)

Jun. 14, 2019—Harvested Repositories in the Learning Object Repository (LOR) are now available and a corresponding link has now been added to the Brightspace dashboard Navbar.  The LOR contains a number of repositories that can access harvested data from external databases. For information on accessing, searching for, and using material from these repositories, take a look at...

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June 11-14 Brightspace Support

Jun. 10, 2019—From June 11th through 14th, Brightspace Support will only be offered at the following times: 6/11 – 7 am to 3 pm 6/12 – 7 am to 3 pm 6/13 – 7 am to 4 pm 6/14 – 7 am to 2 pm If you have any questions, please contact Brightspace Support at brightspace@vanderbilt.edu.

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Top 3 Brightspace Improvements of the 2018-2019 School Year

Jun. 3, 2019—Every month, Brightspace will release new features and updates. You can get a comprehensive view of the updates here, but this blog post will give you a quick overview of what’s new on Brightspace! Brightspace Support is dedicated to educating the campus on new updates that can improve the learning experience. Over the 2018-2019 school year,...

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Memorial Day: No Brightspace Support

May. 24, 2019—Brightspace Support will not be offered on Monday, May 27th, due to the Memorial Day holiday.  Any received messages will be returned on Tuesday, May 28th.  Thank you!

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What’s New on Brightspace? (May 2019)

May. 15, 2019—Every month, Brightspace will release new features and updates. You can get a comprehensive view of the updates here, but this blog post will give you a quick overview of what’s new on Brightspace! Discussions – Save feedback in draft state This feature provides instructors the option to save feedback on assessments in draft state prior...

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May 9th and 10th Support

May. 8, 2019—On May 9th and 10th, Brightspace Support will begin at 9 am instead of 7 am.  Regular support hours will resume on May 13th.  If you have any questions, please contact Brightspace Support at brightspace@vanderbilt.edu.

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Goodbye CaptureSpace Lite, Hello Kaltura Capture

May. 7, 2019—In June 2018, Kaltura released their own video creation tool called Kaltura Capture.  At that time, Kaltura also announced that their previous tool called CaptureSpace Lite would be going away in June 2019.  Therefore as of June 1st, 2019, CaptureSpace Lite will no longer be available in the Brightspace Kaltura experience. If you were a...

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May 2nd and 3rd Support

Apr. 30, 2019—On May 2nd and 3rd, Brightspace Support will begin at 9 am instead of 7 am.  Regular support hours will resume on May 6th.  If you have any questions, please contact Brightspace Support at brightspace@vanderbilt.edu.

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April 25th and 26th Support

Apr. 24, 2019—Due to the expected heavy traffic in metro Nashville on April 25th and 26th from NFL Draft festivities, Brightspace Support will be amending its in-office hours for these days.  They are as follows: April 25th: Drop in support will be offered as normal from 10 am to Noon.  No in person support will be available...

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March 1st Support Hours

Feb. 28, 2019—On March 1, 2019, Brightspace e-mail support will begin at 9:00 am (instead of 7:00 am).  If you have any questions, please contact us at brightspace@vanderbilt.edu.

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February Adjusted Support Hours

Feb. 11, 2019—On February 15th, 18th, 19th, and 20th, Brightspace Support will begin at 9 am instead of 7 am.  Regular support hours will resume on February 21st.  If you have any questions, please contact Brightspace Support at brightspace@vanderbilt.edu.

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What’s New on Brightspace? (January 2019)

Jan. 17, 2019—Every month, Brightspace will release new features and updates. You can get a comprehensive view of the updates here, but this blog post will give you a quick overview of what’s new on Brightspace! Groups – Create new submission types The new On paper and Observed in person submission types available in Assignments can now be...

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Talking to your students about Brightspace – Spring 2019

Jan. 7, 2019—Getting to know a course management system can be confusing for students, as well as instructors. We’ve assembled a list of “Four Things Every Student Should Know about Brightspace at Vanderbilt.” This list will help your students as they navigate Brightspace. Instructors can feel free to share this post with students, link to it within...

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Holiday Break Support Schedule

Dec. 17, 2018—Brightspace support will be closed for the Holiday break from December 22nd, 2018 through January 1st, 2019. There will be no phone support (e-mail only) on December 21st, 2018. Regular support will resume on January 2nd, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact brightspace@vanderbilt.edu.

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