Brightspace Information

Getting Started

To best prepare for upcoming courses, download the list of Brightspace Essentials below prior to the start of the semester. You may also want to check out the Brightspace tutorials listed and linked below and to the right, or contact your Instructional Technologist if you require further support.

Brightspace Essentials Crash Course

Brightspace News and Updates

2018 Fall Courses Available

Brightspace courses for Fall semester are now available. Please check Brightspace to start working on your courses now. If you need assistance, please reach out to your Instructional Technologist or Designer or the Faculty Innovation Center at or 310-338-5731. If you'd like your courses merged, please email with the CRN and Course Name of the courses in question.


Summer 2018 Brightspace Navigation Bar Changes




Brightspace: Product Idea Exchange

The Product Idea Exchange (often referred to as PIE) is your place to share your product and feature ideas, discuss them with the Brightspace Community, and vote for those you would like to see developed. As a user of PIE, you can share your ideas for future enhancements and monitor the ideas of others.

Access to PIE requires that you are a verified Brightspace Community Member.

To become a member, register online. Once you've completed the registration form, you'll receive an email to activate your account. Please check your junk folder if you do not receive this email in your inbox.

For more info on PIE and the Brightspace Community, visit



Brightspace Grade Center


The Brightspace Grade Center is a robust and flexible tool. Calibrating your Grade Center at the beginning of your course is of tremendous benefit to both you and your students.

For first time users, we highly encourage working with your Instructional Technologist when setting up your Grade Center.

Depending upon your learning objectives and pedagogy, the following steps, for which Brightspace has easy-to-follow video tutorials, are encouraged for instructors who wish to utilize the Grade Center and accept/evaluate student work submissions in Brightspace.

Step 1: Complete the Grade Center Setup Wizard



Step 2: Create a Grade Item for each student deliverable that will be assessed 


Step 3: Create a Submission Folder, Discussion Board, or Quiz where students may submit work