Brightspace Information

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

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 Course Components from One Course to Another
  4. Create a Discussion Thread
  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