This introductory webinar will cover the basics of a Brightspace course site, including a demo of a fully built out course site. Viewers can expect to come away with an understanding of how to upload a syllabus and other course documents, build course structure using the Content tool, communicate with students using bulk email and Announcements, and create a basic Assignment.
Our intermediate level workshop focuses primarily on the Discussions and Quizzes tools. Learn the difference between a discussion forum and topic, how to assess discussions, and how to create basic quizzes.
This workshop is a deep dive into all things grades and grading. Learn how to set up your gradebook from scratch, how to grade various types of assessments, how to create a custom grade scheme, and more. Additional grading tools such as Quick Eval and Course Progress are also covered.
We offer a series of three Brightspace workshops - an introduction, an intermediate level, and a Grades Intensive - which are scheduled through out the fall, January, and spring semesters. See the schedule and register for upcoming workshops here: Brightspace Training Workshops 2021-22.
You can also watch recorded sessions of all three workshops at the links above. You must be signed into your Box account using your MMC credentials in order to access the videos.
Finally, you can join the Brightspace Community to have access to help documentation and forums, guided webinars, asynchronous trainings, and more. You can create an account as an instructor using your MMC (mmm.edu) email.
The Brightspace Guided Training for Instructors is a great starting place; it is a self-paced course is available for all Marymount faculty that covers all Brightspace tools in great detail. Follow the instructions above to create an account, and go directly to Introduction to Brightspace for Instructors Course.
The Brightspace system is now live. Instructors can access the new LMS by going to mmm.brightspace.com and entering your MMC username and password. You can also access Brightspace from any MMC webpage by clicking on “Inside MMC” and selecting the Brightspace button.
All Blackboard course content from Spring 2015 to the current semester, Fall 2021, is archived and available for you to import into Brightspace by request. Use the LMS Data Transfer and Merge Request form to request migration of your content.
No personally identifying student information, grades or other materials will be exported from Blackboard. Only course content will be exported.
Efforts are being made to prioritize and integrate third-party tools into Brightspace. Please contact Brightspace@mmm.edu to learn which third-party tools will be supported.
Please reach out to Deanna Sessions Milano, Instructional and Adaptive Technologist, with any questions involving Brightspace.