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Brightspace 101

Are you new to using Brightspace to deliver course content? The Brightspace 101 self-paced course provides step-by-step guidance on how to design a course that delivers content to your students.

Course Description

Brightspace is Purdue’s Learning Management System (LMS) that delivers course content whether the course is facilitated in person, online, or hybrid. The Brightspace 101 course is designed to be a self-paced course that offers an optional certification badge for completing the course assessments. Learners enrolled in this course are new to using Brightspace as an LMS. The course focuses on creating a content structure, using Brightspace tools to create activities, utilizing Kaltura for video content, setting up and managing the Gradebook, and basic course administration.

Learning Outcomes

  • Utilize the Brightspace environment to create a concise, intuitive, easy-to-navigate course experience for your students.
  • Administer your course effectively inside the Brightspace LMS.​​​​​​​
Brightspace 101
Mini Course: 1-2 Hours

TLT Drop-in Sessions & Brightspace Workshops

Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) offers “drop-in” sessions where you can ask questions and receive 1:1 assistance from as Support Specialist. TLT also offers workshops that focus on specific Brightspace topics throughout the year. Available Drop-in times and Workshops are listed on the Brightspace Resource Calendar.

Neil LaGrange, CFP Financial Counseling and Planning

“Thanks to the virtual drop-in help sessions, Neil LaGrange, CFP, a lecturer in Financial Counseling and Planning (FCPL) in Purdue’s White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, was able to convert his old-school paper-based Case Studies for his Financial Planning course to a digital Brightspace format. He took advantage of the regularly scheduled sessions to learn more about the LMS features and how to use them effectively. “I can share the screen with them and tell them what I want to accomplish, and they lead me in the right direction. I end up doing it, but they’re overseeing that I’m doing it right. When I do it that way, I learn the system.”

Neil LaGrange, CFP Financial Counseling and Planning

Faculty Professional Development Workshops & Mini Courses

Do you need more guidance on rubrics, discussion forums, and alternatives to traditional assessments? Faculty Development workshops and mini courses focus on these topics and are offered throughout the year. Visit the Training @ Purdue catalog to register for an upcoming session.

Dr. Robin Tanamachi
Associate Professor of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

According to Dr. Tanamachi, the Creating Rubrics for Online Assignments workshop “provided a solid foundation in the evidence-based practice of rubrics. The instructors walked us through a live demonstration of creating a rubric, formatting it in Brightspace, and associating it with an assignment. I was able to get an answer to a fairly advanced question about how to assign different point values for different items, and to share rubric ideas and tips with the other attendees.”

Dr. Robin Tanamachi Associate Professor of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Purdue-themed Brightspace Template

Purdue University Online’s Course Production Team offers a Brightspace template that instructors can upload into a blank course shell to assist in creating a Purdue theme. The template features prepopulated modules with style guides, Purdue themed banners, and Purdue-branded html templates.

Module Navigation

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