Higher Education Learning Center Resources
Description: This short course is designed for new Brightspace Instructors and Administrators. Learn how you can take your first steps with Brightspace.
Description: D2L Standard CSV is a simple, flexible method to get basic information from an outside information source into Brightspace. This course has been designed to cover topics ranging from initial development of your integration to ongoing maintenance.
Description: Create interactive, custom widgets for your Brightspace Classroom Homepages using either branded or free HTML Templates. Follow along with Olly Fayers, Senior Learning Designer, at the University of Suffolk to learn how!
Description: This short course is intended for anyone using Brightspace as an introduction to disabilities, assistive technologies, and Brightspace accessibility features. It includes hands-on exercises that provide practical experience in using some accessibility features and tools.
Description: This short course is intended to assist instructors in supporting students who use a screen reader due to blindness. It introduces Brightspace features and other design tips that help create course content accessible to screen reader users.
Description: Ensure your virtual presentations are accessible for all by experiencing the content in this course. Easy to digest short videos that are content specific ensure you maximize your time learning exactly what you want. Available to all Brightspace Clients, this free resource offers knowledge and tips to create and deliver virtual presentations that are accessible.
Description: Metacognition is our own thinking about our thinking. In this course you'll get to create a Learning Design Sequence for an subject area that integrates metacognitive teaching and learning strategies PLUS connect with strategy champions from UCD in each scaffolded task via Discussions
Description: This course is intended for all Community Members and Brightspace Enthusiasts. Learn more about the people and resources you can connect with from the Brightspace Community, and how you can scale this support through your own place of learning.
Description: In Learning through Story, D2L Instructional Designer Amanda Darling will demonstrate the value of storytelling in online learning, break down the components of a successful story, explain how stories can be connected to course content, and provide learners with examples of how to apply storytelling to their courses while making full use of the Brightspace Learning Environment tools.
Description: Creator+ is D2L’s next evolution of our Engagement+ package and is currently in Early Access. This package of: ready-made content templates and consistent styling, interactive elements, easy screen recordings, and practice exercises allows educators to craft beautiful and instructionally sound content using seamless and familiar Brightspace workflows. Remove the friction between experts getting their content to their audiences with Creator+.
Description: Brightspace offers a New Content Experience sometimes referred to as Lessons. Learn more about what this Content experience looks like in this short offering in the Brightspace Learning Center.
- You'll Love: Seeing a familiar resource (HTML Template v3) demonstrated in the New Content Experience
- Handy linked resources about enabling this experience
Description: This short inspiration course demonstrates a resource many Brightspace Educators are familiar with, our HTML Templates Version 3 but shown with the Learner Experience turned on inside of the New Content Experience (Lessons).
- You'll Love: Seeing a familiar resource (HTML Template v3) demonstrated in the Learner Experience
- Handy linked resources about enabling this experience
Description: This resource is part inspiration, part free download resource! HTML Templates V2 are designed and grouped under course types that you may teach. The content pages provide helpful guidance on how you might structure your online learning, as well as which tools you may incorporate in your course design
- You'll Love: Download the entire resource and add it to your Brightspace (Instructions and Download available in Course Welcome Message)
- The directions for how to create courses that focus on different skill sets
- Incorporating more Brightspace Tools, and
- More Instructional Design Best Practices built right into these "HTML Templates+"
Description: Customized by Minnesota State College Southeast, these templates offer a great example of how you can create your own layouts with HTML Templates. Access the free download from the article page, and see each page layout in the Learning Center.
- You'll Love: Download the Templates and use them in your own Brightspace (Select the Resource Link to access)
- Seeing how other places of Learning are using Templates, and getting to try them out too!
Description: Access 3 quick tutorials demonstrating the use of Video Note for both Instructors and Learners at New York University with Instructional Technologist and Adjunct Faculty, Clea Mahoney.
- You'll Love: Learning how another School is using Video Note with Faculty and Students
- Quick and easy video tutorials to show you how you can use this tool too!
Description: This short course is intended to assist instructors in supporting students with low vision but can be used by anyone interested in understanding what low vision is and how assistive tools help those with low vision see better. It introduces Brightspace features and other design tips that help create course content accessible to students with low vision.
- You'll Love: Learning about free or low cost tools that can be customized to support the unique needs of different Learners with low vision
- Finding out more about how Brightspace works with other assistive tools and technologies
- Unlocking a course award you can share with your professional network
Description: Looking for gamifications inspiration? Try the Escape Room asynchronously or register for a live event with D2L's Instructional Designers (IDs) to try it out as a group. Complete the Escape Room to win a spot in an invite only Webinar with D2L IDs to learn how you can make your own Brightspace Escape Room!
Description: Explore the value of Manager Dashboard and Learning Groups and find out how they can help save you time! Discover how these tools can help you to assign and track learner progress and how to set up and operate these tools. The video tutorial walk-throughs of important workflows is an added bonus!
Description: SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language Course) is an open standard used for authentication, which enables end users to securely access one or more web applications using a single set of login credentials. This course will cover everything you'll need to know to configure, troubleshoot, cut-over, and maintain SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) between your IdP and Brightspace.
How Do I Access These Courses?
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