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On-Demand Resources for Instructors

For those teaching online this summer or fall, check out our blog posts to guide you in the course design and building process:

Also, don’t miss the CFT Online Course Design Institute that will equip you with the tools you need to design and teach great online courses.

Is there a guide you’d like to see, but it isn’t here? Let us know!  We are always looking for ways to improve our documentation.

Course Navigation

Course Management



Organizing Content


Assignments Tool

TurnitIn – Mark-up grading and Plagiarism detection

Tests, Quizzes, and Surveys



Respondus – Lockdown Browser and Webcam Monitor

The Lockdown Browser is a tool to facilitate online test-taking in a more secure environment. The company that provides the tool offers webinars to train faculty in using the Lockdown Browser. You can find their schedule here.

Grades / Rubrics

Groups & Discussions

Creating and Using Video on Brightspace

An Introduction to Media on Brightspace – the Kaltura app

Uploading video files to Kaltura

Creating a Kaltura video for your course using Kaltura Capture

Kaltura Video Quizzes

Sharing Kaltura Videos

Using YouTube videos in your course

Embed videos that you have stored in Vanderbilt Box

Video Conferencing: Zoom and Virtual Classrooms

Creating a Zoom Meeting in your course for live remote class meetings

Creating a Virtual Classroom in your course for live remote class meetings


Start here: Webpage AccessibilityAn overview from Student Access Services

Accessibility in Brightspace

Vanderbilt University resources on Accessibility

Mobile App

Archived Video Workshops