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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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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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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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