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.
Keep in mind that these items must comply with accessibility and inclusion requirements. To learn more about how this can be accomplished, please visit the SUNY OSCQR Standards pages Content & Activities and Design & Layout. Brightspace, in conjunction with Anthology Ally, reviews all digital content added to a course and provides a meter gauge as an indicator.
Please note: the meter indicators are not visible to students, however, students will be able to select a more preferable option for how to access content by selecting the arrow next to the course item in question. Visit Brightspace's guide on improving the accessibility of course content using Anthology Ally.
When using Upload/Create > Add a File, Brightspace creates a web page and stores it in the Manage Files area of the course.
Due to the way that Brightspace stores web pages in Manage Files, instructors must refrain from using names for web pages. Naming a new web page with an existing name, even in a different module, will overwrite the older version of the web page.
For example, instead of creating a web page in each module called Readings, name them Reading 1, Readings 2, etc.
You can add content using a variety of tools and methods in Brightspace.
In Brightspace, you start in the destination course (e.g., a current semester's course) and pull content from the source course (e.g., a previous semester's course).