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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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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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Brightspace Implementation Timeline

Feb. 13, 2017—by Derek Bruff, Director, Center for Teaching As we announced last month, Brightspace has been selected as Vanderbilt’s next course management system, replacing Blackboard. I’m writing now to update the campus on the planned implementation timeline, based on what we know as of this writing (February 13th). What follows is (a) brief and (b) somewhat...

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Campus Invited to Course Management System Vendor Demos in April

Apr. 11, 2016—The Center for Teaching invites Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students to a series of product demonstrations by the three vendors under consideration for Vanderbilt’s next course management system (CMS). The demonstrations, along with feedback from those who attend them, will inform Vanderbilt’s decision to renew its contract with Blackboard, set to expire in 2017, or...

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Campus encouraged to participate in Blackboard feedback survey

Mar. 30, 2016—The CFT, as the administrative home for Blackboard, Vanderbilt’s primary course management system, is conducting an assessment in March to determine the extent to which Blackboard is meeting the needs of campus users. Results of this needs assessment will inform Vanderbilt’s decision to renew its contract with Blackboard, set to expire in 2017, or to...

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