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How do I create a sandbox/DEV course in Brightspace?

Academic courses in Brightspace are automatically created from Banner and cannot be created by instructors.  Instructors who would like to develop content within Brightspace outside of an academic course can create a Development (DEV) course.  A DEV course does not support student enrollment, but can later be copied to the appropriate Brightspace course with student enrollment.

  1. Login to Brightspace, click Tools from the black navigation bar, and select Sandbox Course Creator from the drop-down.
  2. Enter a name for the DEV course.
  3. Click the Course Template drop-down and select the appropriate template.
    • Credit – Select this template to build courses for degree-programs.
    • Non-Credit – Select this template to build Corporate, Training, and Non-Degree programs.
    • Emergency Remote – Select this template to move from face-to-face teaching to remote teaching.
    • Blank – Select this template to build from scratch.
  4. Click Submit and wait for the course to be created. It will open as soon as it is finished.

Last Updated: 1/8/2022