Brightspace: Assignments and Discussion Forums (#1)

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Do you collect student assignments through email or in person? Do you need an easy way to set and manage deadlines? Don't clutter your inbox and save trees by using Brightspace's assignment submission tool!

Do you want to communicate and collaborate with your students outside of the classroom in order to enhance the instructional environment? Brightspace has several communication and collaboration tools that may be useful to you.

In this workshop you will learn how to use the Assignments tool to collect and manage assignments and the Discussions tool for communication and collaboration.

All participants are asked to watch these short videos before attending the training session.

You will be able to use one of the computers in our computer lab for the training. However, feel free to bring your own laptop, tablet, and/or smart phone so you can explore and build content in the Brightspace environment!

Sandbox courses are available. Fill out this form to request a Brightspace Sandbox course.

Can't Make It to CAT+FD That Day?

This workshop will also be streamed live online. If you are interested in attending virtually, please register as usual and follow the instructions below.

* To join this workshop from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android use this link:

* If Zoom asks you for the meeting ID, please enter this code: 609-612-052.

If you are not familiar with Zoom Web Conferencing, please view this short Join A Meeting video [0:53] for help on joining a Zoom session. If you've never used Zoom on your computer/device before, please use this link to test your system: If you are having trouble joining the workshop, contact Jay Todd ( or 601-818-2602).

  • Led by: Elizabeth Yost Hammer (CAT+FD and Psychology), Jason Todd (CAT+FD and English), and Janice Florent (CAT+FD)
  • Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Time: 12:15 - 12:45 PM
  • Location: Teaching Lab, Library Resource Center room 532A
  • Sponsor: CAT+FD

Note: Visit our website for additional Brightspace workshops or contact Janice Florent.

Tags: Brightspace, flipped, inverted, assignments, discussions, instructional continuity, ic20, unleashed
Format: hands-on
Event ID: 01984

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