Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching

Purdue University is moving from Blackboard Learn to a new system-wide Learning Management System (LMS), D2L Brightspace, at the start of the 2020 fall semester. This page will provide resources for using Brightspace. Check the Brightspace Implementation Schedule page for the most recent updates.

Videos and Quick Guides

Brightspace Instructional Video Playlist for Instructors [Video Playlist]

How to Get Started

Brightspace Overview [Video]

Login & Find a Course [Video] [PDF]

Create and Impersonate a Demo Student [Video][PDF]

Brightspace Course Copy

Course Brightspace Templates

Course Migration Checklist [PDF]

Change Course Start & End Date [PDF]

Identify Crosslist Course Sections [PDF]

Join Brightspace Community & Pie [PDF]

Create Content

Create Modules and Content [PDF]

Link to External Learning Tools [PDF]

Kaltura Videos in Brightspace [PDF]

Use Course Builder to Plan Your Course [PDF]



Create Discussions in Content [PDF]

Manage and Grade Discussions [PDF]


Intro Brightspace Assessment Tools & Question Types [PDF]

Create and Manage Quizzes [PDF]

Manage Quiz Submission Views [PDF]

View Quiz Statistics [Word] [PDF]

Students - View a Graded Quiz & Review Feedback [PDF]

Assignments [PDF]

Create an Individual Video Assignment [video]

Grade Individual Video Assignment [video]


Grade Tool Setup [PDF]

Export and Import Grades [PDF]

Communication and Engagement

Completion Settings [Video]

Create Announcements [PDF]

Create and Subscribe to Questions & Answers Discussion Topic [Video]

Email Your Class in Brightspace [PDF]

Welcome Email to Students [Word]

Create a Space for Student Introductions [PDF]

Use Virtual Classroom for Meetings

Instructor: Use Virtual Classroom for Meetings [PDF]

Instructors: Set up a Group Meeting Space for Students [PDF]

Students: Access Group Projects & Schedule a Meeting [PDF]


Create a Survey in Brightspace [PDF]

Mid-Semester Feedback Guide [PDF]

Midterm Survey Question Bank [Excel]

Track Survey Submissions to Give Credit to Students [PDF]

Academic Integrity

Testing Choices for 2020-21 (by Marcia Dixson) [Word]

Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor

Examity at Purdue

Proctoring Tools Comparison