Getting Started with Brightspace
1. Logon to Brightspace
Use your MMC email address and password to log on to MMC’s Brightspace.
2. Navigate the Brightspace Homepage
Before delving into the four essential tools, here is a link to an introduction to the MMC Brightspace homepage. There you will get acquainted with the layout of the homepage, the home page nav bar, My Courses, and system-wide announcements, as well as the Brightspace Community.
3. Learn the Four Essential Tools of Brightspace
Knowing how to implement the following four tools in Brightspace will give you the necessary skills to get your class up and running online:
Use the Classlist tool in your Brightspace course to see the class roster, add students to your course roster, and email your students.
Use the Announcements tool to post timely updates and new information to your users quickly and effectively.
Use the Content tool to upload and organize course materials such as your course SYLLABUS. You can incorporate a variety of activities into your materials and divide your course by units and lessons.
Use the Assignments tool to create and edit assignments, view and grade student submissions inline, and return submissions to your students with accompanying grades and feedback.
- Brightspace Video on Creating an Assignment
- Assignments on Brightspace Help Page
- Grading on Brightspace Help Page
4. Activate Your Brightspace Course for students
Your students will not be able to view the course until you activate it using these instructions, Activate Your Brightspace Course for Students.
5. Communicate From Brightspace to Your Students
These email instructions include sample language for the email notification you will send students to let them know you are using Brightspace for the course. Send this email once you activate the course.