The UVM Knowledge Base has a growing collection of articles with step-by-step directions about how to use some of the major features of Brightspace. Please see their site and click on the Brightspace category (web site; opens in a new window.

Before you begin using your Brightspace Sandbox, please note these “caveats and considerations.” Doing so may save you time!

Take note–as you use these sites or search for others–that Brightspace has two versions. UVM is using “Classic Content” and not the “New Content Experience”

Brightspace/Blackboard Comparison Chart

This chart is an overview of the primary differences between Brightspace and Blackboard. It also provides links to Brightspace documentation to help you get started. Later this month, we’ll publish information about suggested workflows for getting your Brightspace course ready for Fall 2023!

In addition to our own documentation, we think the resources from these other institutions are also helpful. 

Adding and Organizing Content

Text-based Resources

Organize Content for Student Success (UMaine)
Create Your Course Structure (U Arizona)
Add your Content and Modify your Content (U Arizona)
The Brightspace Text Editor (U Maine)

Video Resources

Create a Content Module (Brightspace Community)
Upload a File (Brightspace Community)
Create a File (Brightspace Community)


Text-based Resources

Create Assignment Submission Folders (U Arizona) (Note, it references “Turnitin” plagiarism checker, which UVM does not have)
Create an Advanced Assignment (Brightspace Community)

Video Resources

Create a Basic Assignment (Brightspace Community)
Edit and Delete and Assignment (Brightspace Community)


Text-based Resources

Create a Quiz Step-by-Step (Vanderbilt)

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