Urgent Assistance

Where do I go to get help on X?

  • This resource page is appropriate for all faculty with an immediate need.
  • Duration: 5 to 15-minute read, option to work 1-3 hours on your solution(s).

At Purdue, there are a variety of supports and resources available to all instructors. Below are some common questions and solutions to help give you the answers you seek.

Is your most pressing challenge learning how to use Brightspace to put it all together?

Brightspace offers a powerful central hub for courses that not only houses necessary course files, but also offers a way to deliver content, provide assessments, and engage learners in discussion. Purdue offers various resources to assist in learning how to use Brightspace as a learning management system (LMS).

Click on the gold box below that corresponds to the question you have.

Planning a new course you have never taught before? Start Here!

Teaching can seem overwhelming, but we are here to help.

  • Step 1. Begin by making an instructional plan with the learning goals, a course catalog description, and measurable, observable learning outcomes. (If this is new to you, you can find assistance in the Inclusive Pedagogy content area on Outcomes and Objectives.)
  • Step 2. Once you know the course outcomes, you will need to decide how your learners demonstrate mastery, both in formative (incremental/practice steps) as well as summative (larger/final) assessments

Need to resolve something else in using the Learning Management System (Brightspace)?

Innovative Learning offers Virtual Drop-in Sessions for specific help. We recommend you bookmark this Brightspace Workshop Resources web page. The virtual drop-in sessions have staff ready to assist you with your specific need when you attend.

What should I do next, after I resolve my urgent need?

We invite you to explore our topics on Make Sure the First Week of Class Goes Smoothly and Make Sure My Brightspace Content is Accessible​​​​​​​.

Additionally, the Solid Foundations section offers a Foundational Checklist and several topics to guide your thinking about learners and course design elements.