The Brightspace Learning Environment is a learning management system for creating, hosting and editing online learning resources. Brightspace LE contains a flexible suite of tools for creating custom content for institutions, courses and users. Use the link below to access the Brightspace Help area which contains the most current documentation on their Learning Environment and other tools.

Brightspace Learning Environment: 10.6+

Learning Environment – Guides for Instructors

  • Brightspace Learning Environment 10.6 Collaboration and Communication - Instructor Guide
    • This document contains information about the following tools: Activity Feed, Announcements, Blog, Chat, Classlist, Discussions, Email, FAQ, Groups, Locations and Seating Chart, Announcements (News), and Sections.  This information applies to the most recent version of Brightspace Platform, unless otherwise specified within the document.
  • Brightspace Learning Environment 10.6+ Administering Courses - Instructor Guide
    • This document contains information about Book Management, Course Administration, Managing course components, IMS Common Cartridge, Mobile Branding Administration, Metadata views, language, templates and taxon schemas, Intelligent Agents, User Registration, Replace Strings, and SCORM. This information applies to the most recent version of the Brightspace platform, unless otherwise specified within the document.
  • Brightspace Learning Environment 10.6+ Assessments - Instructor Guide
    • This document contains information about the following tools: Awards, Competencies, Assignments (Dropbox), Turnitin, Grades, Question Library, Quizzes, Rubrics, Self Assessments, Surveys, and Class Progress.  This information applies to the most recent version of Brightspace Platform, unless otherwise specified within the document.
  • Brightspace Learning Environment 10.6+ Course Design - Instructor Guide
    • This document contains information about the following tools: Course Builder, Homepages and Widgets, Personal Dashboard, Instructional Design Wizard, Navigation and Themes, and Visual Course List Widget. This information applies to the most recent version of Brightspace Platform, unless otherwise specified within the document.
  • Brightspace Learning Environment 10.6+ Course Planning - Instructor Guide
    • This document contains information about the following tools: Attendance, Calendar, Checklist, Manage Dates, and Manage Files. This information applies to the most recent version of Brightspace Platform, unless otherwise specified within the document.
  • Brightspace Learning Environment 10.6+ Creating Course Content - Instructor Guide
    • This document contains information about the following tools: Content, HTML Editor, Links, and Release Conditions. This information applies to the most recent version of Brightspace Platform, unless otherwise specified within the document.

Accessibility – Guides for Instructors

Note that some of the workflows, tools, and settings referenced in the Brightspace Community Resource area are not utilized in the Montana State University - Bozeman Brightspace (D2L) instance. Note further that MSU's look (My Home page, Course Home page, etc.) will differ from the look in documentation produced by Brightspace (D2L).

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