D2L BrightSpace Sandbox Cheat Sheet

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These are direct notes from OIT from their own exploration of Brightspace. They will help you find some of the tools in Brightspace if some of the training material's UI navigation differ.

Notes

Adaptive Release 

Navigate to course>>Top Menu>>Content>>Module Name on right>>edit properties 

 

Add someone 

Top Menu>>Class List>>Add Existing user 

 

Announcements 

Navigate to course>>Select down arrow next to announcements under banner>>Create new announcements 

Select down arrow next to announcement to edit or delete 

 

Assignments 

Navigate to course>>Top Menu>>Content>>Module Name on right>>Create>>Assignments 

 

Attendance Tool 

Navigate to course>>Top Menu>>Course Tools>All Course Tools>>Learner Management>>Attendance 

  • Attendance schemes are criteria 

  • Attendance registers are the attendance logs 

 

Awards 

Navigate to course>>Top Menu>>Course Tools>All Course Tools>>Learner Management>>Attendance>>Assessment>>Awards 

 

Bulk Delete 

Navigate to course>>Top Menu>>Content>>Table of Contents on right>>Down Arrow>> Delete (When you bulk delete it does not delete the course files. You have to do those separately. 

 

Bulk Edit 

Navigate to course>>Top Menu>>Content>Bulk Edit. 

 

Class list (roster) 

Navigate to course>>Top Menu>>Course Tools>>All Course tools>>Class list 

 

Course Tools 

Navigate to course>>Top Menu>>Course Tools>>All Course tools 

 

Discussions 

Navigate to course>>Top Menu>>Course Tools>>All Course tools>>Communication>>Discussions 

  • Forums are collections of topics tied to a module 
  • Topics are Conversations in the forum

 

Email 

Navigate to course>>Top Menu>>Course Tools>>All Course tools>>Class list 

 

Forum 

Navigate to course>>Top Menu>>Content>>Discussions>>New>>New Forum 

 

Forum Topic 

Navigate to course>>Top Menu>>Content>>Discussions>>New>>New Topic 

 

Forum Topic Grade

Navigate to course>>Top Menu>>Content>>Discussions>>Down arrow next to a topic>>Edit Topic>>Assessments 

 

Groups 

Top Menu>>Course Tools>>Groups 

 

Homepage ( A lot of options here) 

Course Tools >> All Course Tools>> Homepage  

 

Import 

Navigate to the course>>Top right gear>>Import 

 

Intelligent Agents (automated reminders) 

Navigate to course>>Top Menu>>Course Tools>All Course Tools>>Communication>>Intelligent Agents. 

The following are replace strings you can use in the subject line and the email message. 
 

  • {OrgName} - The name of the organization. 
  • {OrgUnitCode} - The code for the org unit. 
  • {OrgUnitName} - The name of the org unit. 
  • {OrgUnitStartDate} - The start date specified for the org unit. 
  • {OrgUnitEndDate} - The end date specified for the org unit. 
  • {OrgUnitId} - The id for the org unit. 
  • {InitiatingUserFirstName} - The first name of the initiating user. 
  • {InitiatingUserLastName} - The last name of the initiating user. 
  • {InitiatingUserUserName} - The username of the initiating user. 
  • {InitiatingUserOrgDefinedId} - The Org Defined ID of the initiating user. 
  • {LoginPath} - The address of the login path for the site. 
  • {LastCourseAccessDate} - The date the initiating user last accessed the course. 
  • {LastLoginDate} - The date the initiating user last logged in. 

 

Manual Column in gradebook 

Navigate to course>>Top Menu>>Grades>>Manage Grades>>New>Item 

 

Modules (Folders) 

Navigate to course>>Look under Left Menu>> Add a Module (all the way down on the bottom of the page) 

 

Navbar Customization (Top Menu) 

Mouse over navbar 

 

Topics, Files, Adding Stuff (Items) 

Navigate to course>>Top Menu>>Content>>Module Name on right>>edit properties 

 

Merge Courses or Create Sections 

Not sure 

 

Quiz 

Navigate to course>>Top Menu>>Content>>Module Name on right>>upload/create quiz 

Self Assessments 

Navigate to course>>Top Menu>>Course Tools>>All Course tools>>Assessments>>Self Assessments 

Student Progress 

Navigate to course>>Top Menu>>Course Tools>>All Course tools>>Learner Management>>Class List>>Dropdown next to name 

Navigate to course>>Top Menu>>Course Tools>>All Course tools>>Learner Management>>Class Progress 

 

Surveys 

Navigate to course>>Top Menu>>Course Tools>>All Course tools>>Assessment>>Surveys 

 

TurnItIn 

Not enabled 

 

Export

Export>>BB Left Menu>>Export/Archive>>Leave All Defaults>> 

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Article ID: 142217
Created
Wed 3/23/22 10:07 AM
Modified
Tue 5/24/22 9:19 AM