what is course room in brightspace

by Mrs. Ena Ebert PhD 4 min read

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What is the course room used for?

This makes it easier for you to use Collaborate with the Ultra experience in your courses. It also provides you and your students a convenient launch point for classes or impromptu meetings. The course room is on by default but can be turned off. To learn more, see Turn off the course room.

How do I add course overview information in Brightspace?

You can insert course overview information using the Brightspace Editor beneath the Overview title, and you can add a file attachment by dragging a file from your computer onto the upload target, or by clicking Add an attachment from the Overview page.

What is the overview page in Brightspace?

Figure: An Astronomy 101 course in Brightspace Learning Environment When users access a course's Content tool for the first time, the first page they land on is the Overview (also known as a course syllabus). Use the Overview page to orient users to the course, content materials, and course expectations.

How do I Turn Off the course room?

If you don't want students to view or join the open course room session, you can turn it off. Open the More menu for the course room. Select Lock course room. When the course room is disabled no one, including the instructor, can join it. If you don't see or can't open the Course Room, your administrator has turned it off.

What is course shell in Brightspace?

"Shells" are the spaces in the D2L Brightspace learning system that are created for online course components and other collaborative projects ('Course Shells' and 'Organization Shells', respectively). Shells can contain attached documents, learning materials, quizzes, assignments, discussions, and more.

How do you access classes on Brightspace?

Tap the. Courses tab. ... Tap a course. The course's content displays, and a button to access the course homepage in Brightspace Learning Environment.From the table of contents, tap a module. A content module description may appear, which communicates vital information about the course content.Tap a topic to view it.

How does Brightspace virtual classroom work?

Virtual Classroom is an online scheduled meeting in Brightspace where students and their teacher can present, communicate and collaborate using livestream video. Students, if your teacher uses this tool you can join your Virtual Classroom session from the links your teacher created in your course.

Can professors see when you log into Brightspace?

"Login History indicates when the learner logged into Brightspace Learning Environment, not the course. However, if the Brightspace Data Platform is enabled, Course Logins displays in each learner's User Progress report, which reports on when they accessed the course."

How do I create a virtual class in Brightspace?

0:011:24Virtual Classroom for Brightspace - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipYou can connect your learners in brightspace using virtual classroom an integrated web conferencingMoreYou can connect your learners in brightspace using virtual classroom an integrated web conferencing tool it enables real-time conversations.

Can you see whos in your class on Brightspace?

Use the Classlist to view who is enrolled in your course, send email messages or instant messages, view shared locker files, and read their blogs if they have one. On the navbar, click Classlist. On the All tab, select the check boxes beside the users you want to contact.

What is Visual class room?

Visual Classrooms is an interactive, digital whiteboard system that you can use in-class or online to engage students individually or in groups. Visual Classrooms give each student or group a collaborative white space where they can type, draw, or embed photos and videos.

How do I share my screen on Brightspace?

share what's on my screen with my students? Click on the computer screen icon on the far right of the icons at the bottom of your screen. You'll see a pop-up asking which portion of your screen you'd like to share. Choose your entire screen, a specific application, or a specific tab in your browser, and choose 'Share'.

What is meant by virtual classroom?

A virtual classroom is an online learning environment. The environment can be web-based and accessed through a portal or software-based and require a downloadable executable file.

Can Brightspace detect cheating?

By using our plagiarism detection partner you'll get an automatic text-recognition system integrated right into the Brightspace platform. In order to prove that a piece of text has been plagiarized, finding the source is the greatest challenge.

Can teachers see what you do on Brightspace?

For certain kinds of activities in Brightspace, instructors AND students can see what students have clicked on and when.

Are Brightspace exams proctored?

Proctorio. Proctorio is a fully-automated remote proctoring system that gives institutions confidence in their online programs. With Proctorio, Brightspace exams can be secured with a single click without any downloads, installations, schedules, or changes to course content.

How do I find my Brightspace course code?

On the My Home or Course Home page, navigate to the My Courses widget. From the My Courses context menu, select Customize this widget. Select Show Course Code.

How do I log into a D2L course?

0:002:21Accessing Your Courses in D2L (Desire2Learn) - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipAnd in the icons on the dashboard page you should see the button for course access click that buttonMoreAnd in the icons on the dashboard page you should see the button for course access click that button and it'll bring up two links one to access your MCC desire2learn classes.

How long does it take for a class to show up on Brightspace?

24-48 hoursPlease wait 24-48 hours after registering for a course to appear in Brightspace Learning Environment. The course may not be active. Your instructor is responsible for activating the course so contact them to see when the course will be activated. The course hasn't started.

How do I get started with Brightspace?

Table of ContentsStep 1: Review the Getting Started Materials. Before You Begin Brightspace FAQs. ... Step 2: Access the Course for Guided Instruction. Access the Course. ... Step 3: Follow Along With Your Brightspace Course.

1. Exemplar Course Templates

If you are redesigning your courses and need some inspiration for content layout and design, this is a reminder that we have three Exemplar Course Templates in Brightspace (20X_Exemplar Course Template A, 20X_Exemplar Course Template B and 20X_Exemplar Course Template C), which are the winners of the So You Think You Can Brightspace contest.

2. Brightspace Essentials for Faculty Course

In this course you will find tons of video tutorials, step-by-step instructions and many tips that will help you get acquainted with Brightspace and its many capabilities. Email [email protected] if you don’t have access to this course in Brightspace.

4. Combined Courses

When teaching multiple sections of the same course, combining those sections into one shell might save you some time. Find more about this in our article on Requesting a Merged or Combined Course

Need to contact us for support?

If you can’t find the answer to your question in our knowledge base, there are several methods to reach us and get assistance.


When users access a course's Content tool for the first time, the first page they land on is the Overview (also known as a course syllabus). Use the Overview page to orient users to the course, content materials, and course expectations.


Topics you bookmark appear in a list on the Bookmarks page. Click the Add Bookmark icon while viewing a topic to add it to your bookmarks list. The number beside the Bookmarks link indicates how many bookmarks you have.

Course Schedule

The Course Schedule page lists course material due dates, start dates, end dates, and other course events for the next seven days. If you set availability dates or a due date for a course object, it appears in the Course Schedule page and the Agenda view in the Calendar tool.

Table of Contents

The Table of Contents panel lists all modules available in your course. Click on a listed module to view and manage its details, topics, and sub-modules. You can also stay on the Table of Content s page to view and manage all modules and topics. Click the Table of Contents link to access the Table of Contents page.


Access to the Learning Center requires that you are a verified Brightspace Community Member. To become a member, register online using your Institution's email address. This login will allow you to access the Learning Center's Freemium Resources. Once you've completed the registration form, you will receive an email to activate your account.

Filter for Offerings By Resource Type

Use the following legend to filter for resources by category, or scroll to review the full directory of offerings. Select any of the icons from the legend to filter for offerings in that category.

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