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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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Make your homepage work for you on Brightspace

Jan. 9, 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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What’s New on Brightspace? (October 2017)

Oct. 13, 2017—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! New default state of new Assignment Submission Folders Administrators can to set the default state of new assignment submission folders created...

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What’s New on Brightspace? (September 2017)

Sep. 24, 2017—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! Additional attachment types available for assignments Links, Existing Activities, and Google Drive files can now be added to assignment posts and...

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