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Is Your Gradebook Ready for the End of the Semester?

Dec. 1, 2019—The end of the semester is coming up quickly! Is your Brightspace gradebook set up correctly? While you are certainly not required to use the Brightspace Grades tool to track your students’ grades, it can be a big help. Especially if you are using Brightspace to collect assignments or giving quizzes and exams. Tips for...

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Having Trouble Uploading Files or Accessing Content on Brightspace?

Nov. 21, 2019—There are times when Brightspace may give you an error message when attempting to upload a file or accessing content. Here are some general troubleshooting steps that have proven to correct most of these issues: 1) Use Google Chrome as your browser – it has proven to be most compatible with Brightspace. >> Download Here...

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What’s New on Brightspace (November 2019)

Nov. 21, 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! Assignments – Letter grading available Grade Schemes can now be used by instructors to evaluate assignments by associating Selectbox Grade Items to...

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How can I make my Brightspace course more accessible?

Oct. 28, 2019—by Stacey M. Johnson, Assistant Director If you are interested in making your Brightspace course more accessible to your students with disabilities, we have a few resources that you might find useful.  First, read through the CFT Teaching Guide on Creating Accessible Learning Environments.  This will provide great background to the issue of accessibility and...

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What’s New on Brightspace? (October 2019)

Oct. 1, 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! Assignments – Grades entered in Assignments and Grade Book are synchronized When an instructor enters a grade for an assignment submission in...

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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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