Instructor's Guide to Brightspace

Brightspace Jumpstart Sessions for Faculty

Faculty are invited to register for Brightspace Jumpstart Sessions

To help you get acquainted with Brightspace, the Queens College Brightspace Team will offer a live webinar on the basics of transitioning from Blackboard to Brightspace.  

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Spring 2024 Training for Instructors by CUNY

Faculty are invited to register for Spring 2024 Training for Instructors hosted by CUNY

Over the spring 2024 semester, CUNY will be offering the following live-webinar style Brightspace Basic Series of Training. Each module description follows. Please REGISTER for one or more of the workshops (delivered via Zoom).

  • Getting Started in Brightspace: overview of key features and tools, course management – class list, groups/sections, communicating with students, adding content basics, assignment basics, quiz basics, adaptive release, key terms and resources for instructors.
  • ABCs of Content: overview and table of contents, modules; adding content to courses (from existing course content, building it from scratch), creating activities for learners, instructor settings for assignments, discussions and quizzes.
  • Engaging Learners: brief UDL overview and overview of accessibility in Brightspace, tools and features for communication (announcements, activity feed, discussions and virtual classroom), tools and features for engagement (calendar, progress)
  • Assessing Learning: assignments, quizzes, evaluating learners via quick eval and submissions, rubrics, gradebook basics.
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Getting Started

To get ready for the move to the Brightspace environment, faculty are encouraged to do some clean up on their current Blackboard courses. Once cleaned up, it is advised that courses be backed up by exporting the course. Learn more about this HERE.

Office Information

Brightspace Learning Management System

Email: brightspace@qc.cuny.edu