Hi @Tara Lynn.T.731 ,
Thanks for reaching us through community!!
There was several best practices for building content in Brightspace. As a first step, this document can give you some ideas on building content -
This is a great question and as usual, super star @Sangeetha.T.629 has some pretty great suggestions!
I might also recommend checking out the Instructional Design Best Practices Group- they do a WONDERFUL job of updating content regularly to share about important Instructional Design practices that have a real impact on the Learner Experience.
I'd also recommend checking out the Brightspace Learning Center. It offers a tonne of free courses and teaching tools presented in Brightspace, that help you learn more about all things Brightspace from Development to Accessibility considerations!