Brightspace Top Tips

Here are some top tipsĀ  to use when creating Modules and topics in Brightspace that could help with improving student engagement.

Navigation: Brightspace has Modules, Sub-modules and Sub-sub-Modules and so on, think of this as pages folders and folders within folders. Remember the three click rule and keep it simple.

Naming Conventions: Clear labeling is important to guide students to the correct content or topic. Create a logical, consistent structure to guide students through the content.

Workflow: Brightspace allows students to work through topics using the Previous/Next icons, position topics in a progressive structure that builds on the previous topic and guides the student through the information.

Templates: When using ‘Create a file’, use the available templates. All the elements can be edited so you can change the images and text, this will help make the topic more visually appealing and give a different look and feel.

Introduce the Teaching Team: There is a template specifically for this and is especially important for new Students.

Descriptions: These can be used at all level, Modules, Sub-modules or topic to provide an introduction or instructions about what students are expected to do with the content.

Personalisation and Video Note: In Brightspace the replace string {firstname} will translate the name of the person logged in. If you don’t feel like typing use a Video Note to quickly record a video of you talking (max 5 minutes).

Quizzes for Self Assessment: Both Brightspace and Panopto have quiz tools and these are a great way for students to quickly check their understanding of a topic, they can review and re-take as often as they like. More Here

Student Progress and Agents: Keep track of student performance and engagement with these Brightspace tools. More Here

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For more guidance on good practice using learning technologies and Effective learning design in Virtual Learning Environments Click Here

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