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On-Demand Brightspace Resources for Instructors

Highlighted CFT Resources – Spring 2022

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Instructor Guides – Complete List


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Vanderbilt University resources on Accessibility

Accessibility in Brightspace

Course Navigation

Course Management

TAs must be added to your course by the Office of the University Registrar. Read more about this process here.



Organizing Content


In June 2020, D2L changed the Brightspace interface for creating assignments. Learn more about the “New Experience” here.

Creating Assignments in the New User Experience (effective June 2020)

Grading Assignments

TurnitIn – Mark-up grading and Plagiarism detection

Quizzes, Surveys, and self-assessments

Introduction to Assessments in Brightspace

Creating a Quiz

Grading a Quiz

Respondus Lockdown Browser

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


An Introduction to Media on Brightspace – the Kaltura app

Uploading video files to Kaltura

Record, edit, and caption videos

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

VIDEO GUIDE: How to create a whiteboard demo video using Zoom and a tableta tutorial video by Owen faculty member Jesse Blocher

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

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

Pulse Mobile App

Archived Video Workshops