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Glossary of Brightspace

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Getting StartedCourse CommunicationsGradingCourse AssessmentsLearner Essentials for Students

Glossary of Brightspace

Below is a glossary of terms used by Blackboard that are equivalent to the Brightspace experience. 

Blackboard Tool  Brightspace Equivalent  Description/Function
Personal Information

Profile and Notifications

 

Create an online profile with personal information such as name, tagline, and profile photo. Edit notification preferences to control how you receive information about course activity
Blackboard Homepage Brightspace Homepage A course landing page that contains course activity updates, announcements, calendar, and Table of Contents displayed to students.
Marking Courses Available/Unavailable  Course Offering Information 
Course site administration tool for controlling whether your course is “Live” or “Hidden”
Not available in BB

Activity Feed

Create media-rich posts in a social media-like feed and allow students to comment. You can also quickly create and share assignments from this tool. 
Announcements 

Announcements

A tool to post time-sensitive information critical to course success. 
Calendar Calendar Display class due dates, appointments, etc.  
Users/Roster Classlist  
Lists users enrolled in a course
Email Classlist
Email all users of a course
Content

Content

Upload and organize documents, pdfs, and links to URLs of audio or visual material to display.
Assignments

Assignments

Create assignments online.
Tests and Surveys  Quizzes Create and administer online exams
Grade Center  Grades  Create and grade tests, assignments, and any other assessment 
Discussion Boards Discussions Engage with your students via an online forum.
Blogs Not Available in Brightspace There is no Blog feature on Brightspace. The Activity Feed or Discussions tools can be used instead.
Groups Groups Divide your students into collaborative groups. 
Not Available in Bb Chat Synchronous chat feature for online discussions for students and faculty. 
Attendance  Attendance  Manually enter attendance for your students
Performance Dashboard Class Progress Track the progress of each student in a class.

Video Index

  1. Getting Started
  2. Course Communications
  3. Grading
  4. Course Assessments
  5. Learner Essentials for Students

Getting Started


Course Communications: Groups, Announcements, Mass Email
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Grading
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Course Assessment (Creating Assignments and Quizzes)
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Learner Essentials for StudentsView the entire playlist on YouTube

 

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Navigate Brightspace Learning Environment - Navigation

NAVIGATE BRIGHTSPACE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT - NOTIFICATIONS

NAVIGATE BRIGHTSPACE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT - CONTENT

NAVIGATE BRIGHTSPACE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT - ASSIGNMENTS



NAVIGATE BRIGHTSPACE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT - ENGAGE IN DISCUSSIONS

NAVIGATE BRIGHTSPACE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT - QUIZZES


QUIZZES - VIEW AND UNDERSTAND THE SUBMISSION VIEW



NAVIGATE BRIGHTSPACE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT - VIEW GRADES AND FEEDBACK

 

 

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