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Thanksgiving Break Support Hours

Nov. 20, 2018—Brightspace support hours for the Thanksgiving break are as follows: 11/21 – E-mail support only from 11 am to 7 pm. 11/22 – No support 11/23 – No support E-mail support will pick back up on 11/25 at 6 pm. Additionally, there will be no drop-in support hours on 11/21 or 11/22. If you have...

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11/22/18: Brightspace down for maintenance

Nov. 19, 2018—Please note that Brightspace will be down for maintenance on Thursday, November 22nd from 8 am to 4 pm (at the latest) Central time.  If you have any questions, please contact Brightspace Support.

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10/26/18: Support Schedule

Oct. 26, 2018—On Friday, October 26th, the Brightspace support team will only provide live support from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.  Any e-mails or calls submitted outside of this time window will be returned as quickly as possible when support hours begin the following Sunday.  If you have any questions, please contact us at brightspace@vanderbilt.edu.

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10/25/18: Out of Office and No Drop-In Session

Oct. 25, 2018—On Thursday, October 25th, the Brightspace support team will be participating in professional development from 11 am to 2:30 pm.  During this time, we will not be able to answer calls or respond to e-mails.  Any e-mails or calls received during this time period will be returned as soon as possible once the professional development...

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What’s New on Brightspace? (October 2018)

Oct. 16, 2018—Every month, Brightspace will release new features and updates. You can get a comprehensive view of the updates here, but this blog post will give you a quick overview of what’s new on Brightspace! Assignments – Anonymized learner names To avoid unconscious bias in the grading and feedback process, instructors can now configure assignments to use...

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Adding captions to your Kaltura videos

Oct. 10, 2018—When it comes to online videos, accessibility is very important.  Many times, self-made videos lack captions that can assist those who are hearing impaired.  To address this, Kaltura has added a new captioning tool that can help make your videos more accessible to others. This tool is already enabled inside of your Kaltura instance inside...

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What’s New on Brightspace? (September 2018)

Sep. 26, 2018—Every month, Brightspace will release new features and updates. You can get a comprehensive view of the updates here, but this blog post will give you a quick overview of what’s new on Brightspace! Content – Print/Download Function added to Syllabus Tab Users can now download and print an uploaded syllabus from the Course Overview area...

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Downloading Content for Long-Term Access

Sep. 13, 2018—According to Vanderbilt’s Course Availability and Deletion Policy,  students maintain access to their courses up to 1 year after the course has ended.  In practice, this policy means that students may find themselves wishing they still had access to a previous course that has been made unavailable.  The best way to prevent losing access to course...

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What’s New on Brightspace? (August 2018)

Aug. 20, 2018—Every month, Brightspace will release new features and updates. You can get a comprehensive view of the updates here, but this blog post will give you a quick overview of what’s new on Brightspace! Grades – Reorder grade items Instructors with gradebooks containing 200+ grade items can now manually enter the sort order number in a...

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Make your Brightspace course homepage work for you!

Aug. 7, 2018—When you (or your students) first click on a course from the main landing page in Brightspace, the default first page is a homepage that has the announcements tool and the calendar tool pre-loaded. However, the default is not your only option. In fact, you have quite a bit of control over what your students see...

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Brightspace Landing Page Update | Courses Grouped by Semester

Jul. 31, 2018—Brightspace has updated the  landingpage to help users find their courses easier. Courses that appear in the My Courses widget are now grouped by semester.   Instructors are still able to pin currently important courses to the top of each tab.   You can find more courses to pin at the bottom of the My...

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What’s New on Brightspace? (July 2018)

Jul. 20, 2018—Every month, Brightspace will release new features and updates. You can get a comprehensive view of the updates here, but this blog post will give you a quick overview of what’s new on Brightspace! Assignments – New Text Submission type and workflow Instructors can now create Text Submission assignment types in Brightspace Learning Environment. The new...

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What’s New on Brightspace? (June 2018)

Jun. 13, 2018—Every month, Brightspace will release new features and updates. You can get a comprehensive view of the updates here, but this blog post will give you a quick overview of what’s new on Brightspace! Assignment Grader (iPad app) – Assignment submission can now be annotated without EduDentity credentials Instructors that use Assignment Grader are no longer...

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Preferred Pronouns on Brightspace

Jun. 11, 2018—As part of Vanderbilt’s ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive and equitable environment for learning, Brightspace now provides students, faculty, and staff the option to indicate their preferred pronouns in their user profiles. Brightspace user profiles are visible to anyone who shares a course with a particular user, including students, instructors, teaching assistants, librarians,...

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What’s New on Brightspace? (May 2018)

May. 15, 2018—Every month, Brightspace will release new features and updates. You can get a comprehensive view of the updates here, but this blog post will give you a quick overview of what’s new on Brightspace! Grades – Locked Name column and header row This Daylight-only feature introduces the locked Name column and header row in the following...

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