Course Content and Organization in Brightspace

The microlevel layout and organization of your course can enhance the teaching and learning experience. These guides will help you create modules and add materials to your course. 

Training in This Section

  • Organizing Your Course in Brightspace
    Use Content tools to provide a course overview, communicate upcoming dates and deadlines, bookmark important content, and view and manage course modules.
  • Building a Course Orientation Module in Brightspace
    To ensure your students can successfully find and access course materials and resources, it is necessary to provide supporting materials to show and explain these processes. Building a Course Orientation Module can help students as they begin to explore your course.
  • Designing Your Syllabus in Brightspace
    A successful course has a solid design and clearly laid out syllabus. Think of your syllabus as the roadmap for course success. An important step in your syllabus design is to articulate a clear and succinct grading policy.
  • Creating Course Content in Brightspace
    Similar to the larger course structure, the modules (and their content and activities) of your course should have a logical, consistent and uncluttered layout. The following guide provides you with the steps to create a module and its content, import or copy materials.
  • Adding Materials to Courses in Brightspace
    A module must be created before you can begin adding or creating content (“topics”) in Brightspace. Submodules can also be created to further categorize content. The following items provide you with the steps to add additional content and materials to a module.
  • Deleting Course Content in Brightspace
    Delete any content not being used in your course. This can include duplicate files or modules, outdated content, undeployed quizzes and inaccessible documents.
  • Activities and Assessments in Brightspace
    Adding activities and assessments to enhance your students' learning experiences in Brightspace. The following section provides guides on how to build activities and assessments into your Brightspace environment.
  • Creating Release Conditions in Brightspace
    Release conditions allow instructors to guide instruction by providing rules and conditions for students to follow in order to access content and activities. The following guide provides with you the steps to incorporate release conditions into the flow of your course.