Brightspace Reminder and Webinar Offering

To help you get acquainted with Brightspace, the Queens College Brightspace Team is offering live webinars on the basics of transitioning from Blackboard to Brightspace.  

Please note that these webinars will be offered on multiple dates, and each session will cover the same content. Register for one of the sessions by clicking on a date below. 

Please note: These webinars will take place on Zoom, not on Teams. After you register, we will send you the joining information.

Kindly register for only one session.

Each session will cover 

  • Backing up your Blackboard course
    • Backing up Collaborate Videos
  • Logging in to Brightspace
  • Navigating the Organization Menu
  • Access your course/navigating the course menu
  • Creating and Managing Content
    • Create a syllabus for your course
    • Assignments
    • Quizzes
    • Discussions
  • Grading
  • Class roster (Class roster = classlist)
  • Add users (students, observers, TAs)
  • Announcements, notifications, emails
  • Make the course available

CETLL reminds you that Queens College courses being conducted through Blackbard will be conducted through Brightspace starting in Summer 2024.  We will no longer use Blackboard. 

Blackboard courses from 2022-2024 are being automatically migrated to Brightspace. Please note that this process does not include migrating any Blackboard Collaborate Ultra recordings; faculty are responsible for manually backing up those recordings. Instructions can be found at How to Download Recordings from Blackboard Collaborate 

Faculty will be responsible for manually backing up and migrating pre-2022 courses from Blackboard. CETLL strongly recommends that you begin the backup process now. The first step to backing up your Blackboard course is to export a course package. For instructions, visit Export and Archive Courses. 

    Remember that we’re here to help. If you have any questions about Brightspace and the transition process, or if you want to schedule a meeting for hands-on instruction, please contact us at 

    Evening workshops

    The CUNY Brightspace LMS Transition team has scheduled evening sessions, starting the week of March 18. These are 6-7 PM on select Wednesdays and Thursdays.

    Download the Evening Webinars schedule.

    For details, and the registration links, visit Spring 2024 Training for Instructors.

    Please send questions to