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Brightspace Workshops

Summer 2017 Workshops

In these hands-on workshops, participants will learn about Vanderbilt’s new course management system, Brightspace. Bring your own laptop computer so you can explore and build content in our test course! By the end of the session, users will be able to:

  • Confidently navigate the different areas of a Brightspace course
  • Post, edit, and copy content for students using a variety of tools
  • Communicate with students about important Brightspace tools

In addition to these workshops, you can get individual help during drop-in hours at the CFT.


Turnitin Webinar

Starting summer 2017, Turnitin will replace SafeAssign as Vanderbilt’s plagiarism detection software. This powerful tool can help instructors teach and promote good citation practices as well as provide detailed feedback more efficiently.

You can log on to this fully online webinar from any computer at home or on campus, but space is limited. Once you complete the registration, we will email you more details about how to access the online training.

If you have any questions about Turnitin or whether this online training session is right for you, feel free to email Brightspace Support at the CFT at Brightspace@vanderbilt.edu.

Date: Monday, July 31st
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Online from your location
Open to all Vanderbilt Faculty, Students and Staff
Register

Introduction to Brightspace

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about Vanderbilt’s new course management system, Brightspace. Bring your own laptop computer so you can explore and build content in our test course! By the end of the session, users will be able to:
-Confidently navigate the different areas of a Brightspace course
-Post, edit, and copy content for students using a variety of tools
-Communicate with students about important Brightspace tools

Date: Tuesday, Aug 1st
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
Location: Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd Floor
Open to all Vanderbilt Faculty, Students and Staff
Register

Date: Tuesday, Aug 8th
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location: Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd Floor
Open to all Vanderbilt Faculty, Students and Staff
Register

Date: Wednesday, Aug 9th
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
Location: Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd Floor
Open to all Vanderbilt Faculty, Students and Staff
Register

Date: Monday, Aug 14th
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location: Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd Floor
Open to all Vanderbilt Faculty, Students and Staff
Register

Date: Wednesday, Aug 23rd
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Location: Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd Floor
Open to all Vanderbilt Faculty, Students and Staff
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Date: Tuesday, Aug 29th
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location: Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd Floor
Open to all Vanderbilt Faculty, Students and Staff
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Date: Wednesday, Aug 30th
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Location: Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd Floor
Open to all Vanderbilt Faculty, Students and Staff
Register


Creating & Grading Assignments on Brightspace

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about creating assignment submission folders and providing feedback on those assignments on Brightspace. Bring your own laptop so you can explore and build content in our test course! By the end of the session, users will be able to:
-Create an assignment on Brightspace and navigate the different options for assignments
-Assess student submissions using one of 5 available grading and feedback tools
-Communicate with students about how to view assignment grades and feedback in Brightspace

Date: Wednesday, Aug 2nd
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd Floor
Open to all Vanderbilt Faculty, Students and Staff
Register

Date: Thursday, Aug 10th
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd Floor
Open to all Vanderbilt Faculty, Students and Staff
Register

Date: Tuesday, Aug 15th
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd Floor
Open to all Vanderbilt Faculty, Students and Staff
Register


The Gradebook on Brightspace

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about setting up a gradebook, grading student work, and sharing those grades with students on Brightspace. Bring your own laptop computer so you can explore and build content in our test course! By the end of the session, users will be able to:
-Confidently navigate the different areas of a Brightspace gradebook
-Assess student work using the gradebook tools
-Choose the gradebook set up options that best fit the course

Date: Wednesday, Aug 2nd
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd Floor
Open to all Vanderbilt Faculty, Students and Staff
Register

Date: Thursday, August 10th
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd Floor
Open to all Vanderbilt Faculty, Students and Staff
Register

Date: Tuesday, Aug 15th
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd Floor
Open to all Vanderbilt Faculty, Students and Staff
Register


Discussion Boards on Brightspace

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about creating, managing, and providing feedback using the Discussions tool on Brightspace. Bring your own laptop computer so you can explore and build content in our test course! By the end of the session, users will be able to:
-Confidently navigate the Discussions tool
-Chose the discussion type and the assessment method that best fits the course
-Communicate with students about how to view responses and feedback in Brightspace

Date: Monday, Aug 7th
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd Floor
Open to all Vanderbilt Faculty, Students and Staff
Register


Quizzes & Surveys on Brightspace

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about using quizzes and surveys on Brightspace. Bring your own laptop computer so you can explore and build content in our test course! By the end of the session, users will be able to:
-Confidently navigate the Quiz and Survey tools as well as the Question Library for those tools
-Assess and provide feedback on quizzes
-Communicate with students about how to view grades and feedback in Brightspace

Date: Monday, Aug 7th
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd Floor
Open to all Vanderbilt Faculty, Students and Staff
Register


Creating & Managing Groups on Brightspace

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about creating and managing groups of students on Brightspace. Bring your own laptop computer so you can explore and build content in our test course! By the end of the session, users will be able to:
-Confidently navigate the Groups tool
-Understand the uses for the types of groups and group options
-Create group areas for discussion, file sharing, and group assignment submissions

Date: Monday, Aug 21st
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: Center for Teaching, 1114 19th Ave South, 3rd Floor
Open to all Vanderbilt Faculty, Students and Staff
Register