Brightspace Support

Faculty use the Learning Management System to design courses, organize materials, enhance engagement, and communicate with students. Instructional Technology Consultants are ready to answer questions about teaching and learning with Brightspace.

Brightspace courses are available for faculty 6 weeks ahead of the start of each semester. Use the resources below to begin managing your course.

Get Started

Find Your Course

Locate any course that you have access to in Brightspace.

Send An Announcement

Ensure your students receive important messages from you.

Starter Checklist

Run through this list of vital tasks as you prepare to begin teaching.

Student Guide

If you're a student looking for where to start, use this helpful information.

Instructional Technology Workshops

Group events are a great way to learn and listen, as well as actively participate and collaborate. Sign up for upcoming workshops with the Instructional Technology Team or review materials from past workshops.

Workshop Title Date/Time Venue Next Step
Get More From Brightspace by Integrating Peer Review and Social Annotation Nov 2023 Zoom Review: Video | Slides
Get The Most From Brightspace's Analytics Features and Feedback Tools Oct 2023 Zoom Review: Video | Slides
Make Your Brightspace Course Stand Out by Leveraging Creator Plus Sep 2023 Zoom Review: Video | Slides
Setting Up Your Brightspace Gradebook Aug 2023 Zoom Review: Video | Slides
Creating Your Course in Brightspace Aug 2023 Zoom Review: Video | Slides
Planning Your Course Aug 2023 Zoom Review: Video | Slides
How to Manage Grades and Offer Feedback Sep 2022 Zoom Review: Video | Slides
Checking for Student Understanding Oct 2022 Zoom Review: Video | Slides
Best Ways to Make Feedback Meaningful Nov 2022 Zoom Review: Video | Slides

Get Help

Review Essentials Guide

Refer to this handy guide about managing Brightspace basics.

Request a Course Merge

Submit this form to join course sites that have multiple sections.

See Recent Updates

Details about Brightspace updates that impact faculty and students.

Set Up Zoom

Manage hybrid and online class meetings and office hours.

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Course Design Wizard

Try Creator Plus, a new suite of course design features in Brightspace that help you make your learning material interactive and engaging.

Accessibility Guide

Learn to use Brightspace's accessibility features and create accessible documents for your course.

Integrated Tools

Use LTI tools and other external apps in Brightspace

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is now integrated with Brightspace. Find out how instructors and learners can each enjoy new benefits that were not possible by using the platform externally.

Brightspace Instructions and Top 10s

The ITS Knowledge Base contains myriad articles with step-by-step instructions on Brightspace features. Visit the ITS Service Desk Online Portal ( for a complete list of articles for Brightspace and other applications.

Brightspace Top 10

  1. Create a New Module
  2. Create Content
  3. Copy Content From One Course to Another
  4. Create a Discussion Topic
  5. Create an Assignment
  6. Create a Quiz
  7. Create Visibility for Students
  8. Add a User Such as a TA or Grader
  9. Manage Notifications
  10. Set Up Your Gradebook

Faculty Video Tutorials

Brightspace has created a number of video and print tutorials to help you make the most of Brightspace. All LMU faculty are automatically enrolled in the Instructor Training Course in Brightspace; these tutorials are 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. Contact your Instructional Technologist if you require further support.

Faculty: Releasing Final Grades to Students


Navigate Brightspace 

Create Modules

Create a Discussion Forum

Create a Discussion Topic

Create an Announcement

The Announcements tool was previously called News, and may be referred to such in videos created by D2L.

Manage Notifications

Create Assignments

The Assignments tool used to be called Dropbox, and may be referred to such in videos created by D2L.

Create Quizzes

Understanding the Grades Tool

Import, Export, and Copy Course Components

Getting Started

New Design Elements

Try Creator Plus, a new suite of course design features in Brightspace that give you great ways to make your learning material interactive and engaging. The Instructional Technology team is available to help. Learn more.


View Recent Workshops

For deep dives into specific topics, be sure to check out these videos and slides from our recent workshops.

Video | Slides - Creating Your Course
Video | Slides - Setting Up Your Gradebook
Video | Slides - Managing Grades and Offering Feedback
Video | Slides - Checking for Student Understanding
Video | Slides - Providing Students Meaningful Feedback