Brightspace, LMU's Learning Management System
Spring 2018 Courses
Brightspace Spring 2018 courses are available now for any faculty who are ready to get a jump start.
Transition to Brightspace from MYLMU Connect
After over 17 years with MYLMU Connect (Blackboard), LMU made the transition to Brightspace this summer. Summer Session One was the final semester with courses offered in MYLMU Connect. Access to MYLMU Connect was removed on June 30, 2017.
MYLMU Connect course content from the Academic Year 2016-17 will be migrated to Brightspace in early July 2017. For courses prior to Fall 2016, content migration can be requested via the ITS Help Desk at email@example.com. Please provide a list of CRN's for the courses to be migrated.
To best prepare for fall, download the checklist below using your own time frame or the included suggested Summer timeline.
Faculty Brightspace Workshops
The Instructional Technologists offers face-to-face and online workshops all year round. To view and sign up for Brightspace workshops or webinars, click here.
Geared towards faculty interested in learning more about and using the principles of Backwards Design that are baked into the structure of Brightspace. This workshop is great for faculty who are rethinking current courses, teaching a new course and/or wanting to maximize Brightspace to its fullest potential.
Nuts and Bolts Workshops
These workshops are meant to cover the core functionality of Brightspace. Here's what you can expect in each of the four 45-minute workshop sessions.
Brightspace 101: Fundamentals
This introductory workshop includes a general overview of Brightspace layout and navigation, as well as the essential skills required for setting up your course and communicating with your students. Featured topics include site navigation, creating modules/folders, uploading course content, and communicating with your students.
Brightspace 201: Student Interactions
This workshop emphasizes the assorted tools available in Brightspace that promote student engagement and assorted learning activities. Featured topics include creating assignment submission folders, evaluating student submissions, using discussion boards, and assigning group projects. A brief overview of the Grade Center will also be provided.
Brightspace 301: Grade Center
The Grade Center is a robust and powerful tool that can be used for tracking and sharing student progress and performance. This workshop will focus on how to best utilize and calibrate the Brightspace Grade Center given your individual course structure and learning objectives. Featured topics include using the Setup Wizard, points vs. weighted grades, grade categories, linking assignment submissions to the Grade Center, and assorted student feedback tools.
Brightspace 401: Online Assessments
This tool-specific workshop examines the assorted survey and quiz tools in Brightspace. Featured topics include automated grading of quizzes, assorted question types, building question banks, creating self-assessments, developing surveys, deploying assessments online, and providing automated feedback to students.
Top 10 Faculty Video Tutorials
Brightspace has created a number of video and print tutorials to help you make the most of Brightspace. Faculty members are automatically enrolled in the Instructor Training Course in Brightspace, and students are added to the Student Training course, and will both be available on your dashboard as soon as you log into your Brightspace account. Each course has video and printed instructions that will help you become a Brightspace maven in no time.
To get a taste of the tutorials, here are the top ten videos:
Creating Modules in Brightspace
Adding an Announcement
Please note: the Announcements tool was previously called News and may be referred to such in videos created by D2L.
Creating a Discussion Forum
Please note: the Assignments tool used to be called Dropbox and may be referred to such in videos created by D2L.
Top 8 Student Video Tutorials
Brightspace has created a number of video and print tutorials to help you make the most of Brightspace. Students are automatically enrolled in the Student Training course and will be available on your dashboard as soon as you log into your Brightspace account. Each course has video and printed instructions that will help you become a Brightspace maven in no time.
To get a taste of the tutorials, here are the top eight videos:
Navigating Discussion Boards
Please note the Assignments tool used to be called Dropbox and may be referred to such in videos created by D2L.
Are there Brightspace mobile apps?
There is a mobile-friendly browser version of Brightspace that will load automatically after you log in on your mobile device. If you would like to access Brightspace content via mobile apps, there are a few options, both available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play:
- Brightspace Pulse: A mobile app that helps students keep track of important updates. It brings news, deadlines, and grades together in one place so they can spend less time organizing and more time learning.
- Brightspace Binder: An effortless way to keep track of course content. Our free cross-platform app makes it easy for students to store and view all their learning materials in one convenient place.
- Assignment Grader: A mobile app that makes marking faster and more effective. It gives you on-the-go access to submitted assignments and tools for providing detailed feedback in any format you want. (Tablet only, Faculty only)