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What’s New on Brightspace? (October 2018)

Oct. 16, 2018—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 – Anonymized learner names To avoid unconscious bias in the grading and feedback process, instructors can now configure assignments to use...

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Adding captions to your Kaltura videos

Oct. 10, 2018—When it comes to online videos, accessibility is very important.  Many times, self-made videos lack captions that can assist those who are hearing impaired.  To address this, Kaltura has added a new captioning tool that can help make your videos more accessible to others. This tool is already enabled inside of your Kaltura instance inside...

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What’s New on Brightspace? (September 2018)

Sep. 26, 2018—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! Content – Print/Download Function added to Syllabus Tab Users can now download and print an uploaded syllabus from the Course Overview area...

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Downloading Content for Long-Term Access

Sep. 13, 2018—According to Vanderbilt’s Course Availability and Deletion Policy,  students maintain access to their courses up to 1 year after the course has ended.  In practice, this policy means that students may find themselves wishing they still had access to a previous course that has been made unavailable.  The best way to prevent losing access to course...

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What’s New on Brightspace? (August 2018)

Aug. 20, 2018—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! Grades – Reorder grade items Instructors with gradebooks containing 200+ grade items can now manually enter the sort order number in a...

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Make your Brightspace course homepage work for you!

Aug. 7, 2018—When you (or your students) first click on a course from the main landing page in Brightspace, the default first page is a homepage that has the announcements tool and the calendar tool pre-loaded. However, the default is not your only option. In fact, you have quite a bit of control over what your students see...

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Brightspace Landing Page Update | Courses Grouped by Semester

Jul. 31, 2018—Brightspace has updated the  landingpage to help users find their courses easier. Courses that appear in the My Courses widget are now grouped by semester.   Instructors are still able to pin currently important courses to the top of each tab.   You can find more courses to pin at the bottom of the My...

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What’s New on Brightspace? (July 2018)

Jul. 20, 2018—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 – New Text Submission type and workflow Instructors can now create Text Submission assignment types in Brightspace Learning Environment. The new...

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What’s New on Brightspace? (June 2018)

Jun. 13, 2018—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! Assignment Grader (iPad app) – Assignment submission can now be annotated without EduDentity credentials Instructors that use Assignment Grader are no longer...

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Preferred Pronouns on Brightspace

Jun. 11, 2018—As part of Vanderbilt’s ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive and equitable environment for learning, Brightspace now provides students, faculty, and staff the option to indicate their preferred pronouns in their user profiles. Brightspace user profiles are visible to anyone who shares a course with a particular user, including students, instructors, teaching assistants, librarians,...

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What’s New on Brightspace? (May 2018)

May. 15, 2018—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! Grades – Locked Name column and header row This Daylight-only feature introduces the locked Name column and header row in the following...

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What’s New on Brightspace? (February 2018)

Feb. 15, 2018—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! HTML Editor – Advanced image editing Users can now edit images in place (including flipping, rotating, and adjusting brightness, sharpness, and...

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Conducting class virtually when you or your students can’t make it to class

Jan. 16, 2018—Recently, the CFT updated the teaching guide Dealing with the Unexpected: Teaching When You or Your Students Can’t Make it to Class to reflect all of the tools now available to conduct class online. If you are wondering how to teach this week with the unpredictable road conditions, this guide can help! The following excerpt will be...

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New Resources for Using Turnitin

Jan. 15, 2018—Brightspace is nicely integrated with Turnitin. Turnitin provides a collection of tools that help instructors streamline their grading and feedback, and ensure that student work is original. If you used SafeAssign in the past, it has some similar features. Once Turnitin has been enabled for one of your Brightspace assignments, you’ll view your student submissions...

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Brightspace support closed (along with the rest of campus) on Friday, January 12

Jan. 12, 2018—Brightspace support is taking an administrative day today along with the rest of the campus. The support team will be back on for email support 5-11pm on Sunday. You can find our support schedule here: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/brightspace/brightspace-support/ If you plan to work on Brightspace today and need assistance, we do have many resources available online at...

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