D2L's Brightspace is a Learning Management System (LMS) that facilitates online collaboration between instructors and students, to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Saint Mary's University courses.
Brightspace provides a unique shell for each course registered in Banner, and automatically populates class lists. Within the course, instructors can: post news items, update a calendar, upload and organise course files, create and assess discussions and quizzes, receive and grade assignments, manage a live grade book for each student, assign groups, and much more.
A wealth of searchable FAQs are available online. You can use the Brightspace tag in the FAQ navigation menu to narrow down your search. Shortcuts to several Brightspace FAQs are also at the bottom of this page.
Brightspace has a new look in April 2018.
Add a discussion as an instructor on Brightspace.
Add Events to your course Calendar.
Add News to your course homepage.
Import a Quiz from a third-party source.
Connect a Quiz with a Grade Item.
Change the way you view Quiz submissions.
See what your students see.
Self Registration for restricted courses.
Change a course end date in Brightspace, or keep it open indefinitely.
Add teaching assistants to your Brightspace courses.
Upload multimedia content to a Brightspace module.
Make Groups visible in your classlist.
Grab content from another course.
Delete content from your course.
Set up a Dropbox for your students, in Content.
Get a Dropbox to send grades directly to your Gradebook.
Send your students an email.
See Groups while entering Grades.
How to enter grades, for your students.
The basics of making a Gradebook, using the weighted (%) scheme.
Organise your students into Groups.
Create a Quiz with randomised elements.
How to add Content to your course.