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On-Demand Brightspace Resources for Instructors

View guides by taskQuick Start GuideAccessibility and accomodations



Instructor Guides – Complete List

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Course Navigation and User Options

Learn more about how Brightspace tools support inclusive teaching

Course Management

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



Organizing Content


Creating Assignments

Grading Assignments

TurnitIn – Mark-up grading and Plagiarism detection

Video Assignments/Bongo

Quizzes, Surveys, and self-assessments

Introduction to Assessments in Brightspace


New Brightspace Quiz Experience – introduced in Fall 2022

Creating a Quiz

Grading a Quiz

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

Respondus Lockdown Browser


*These guides use the older version of the Quizzes tool and will soon be updated. To learn about how to switch between the old and new editors, watch this short video.

Grades & Rubrics

Groups & Discussions




An Introduction to Media on Brightspace – the Kaltura app

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.

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