Brightspace: Getting Started Checklist

The purpose of this article is to provide a step-by-step procedure for setting up your course in the Brightspace learning environment.

  1. Outline Course
  2. Log in to Brightspace
  3. Edit Homepage
  4. Create Gradebook
  5. Build Groups
  6. Build Assessments
  7. Build Instructional Content
  8. Add Quicklinks
  9. Make Course Active
  10. Grade Students

 

Step 1

Outline your course

  • Decide on a structure for the modules (weeks, topics, units, etc.)
  • Determine what kind and how many assessments you will have.
  • Consider the types of activities and files you will use.
  • Determine if you will have groups or not.  If yes, how will students be organized?

 

Step 2

Log in to Brightspace at:

https://brightspace.vanderbilt.edu

Step 3

Edit your course Homepage

 

Step 4

Create the course Gradebook

 

Step 5

Setup your Groups

 

Step 6

Build Assessments

 

Step 7

Build  Instructional Content

 

Step 8

QuickLink Assessments to modules

 

Step 9

Make course Active

 

Step 10

Grade students

in Brightspace

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