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Today's Message

Posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Brightspace: Managing Your Move, Course Design, Open Labs, and Fundamentals Workshop Series

All faculty members are encouraged to begin training in Brightspace, the official campus-supported SUNY-wide learning management system for Buffalo State.​

In-Person Training Options
In-person training sessions are being hosted by Instructional Design and Distance Learning (IDDL) in a variety of labs on campus. Please register through the Workshop Registration System.

The Brightspace Fundamentals Workshop Series is designed for instructors new to Brightspace and is suitable for instructors teaching in any modality: face-to-face, hybrid, or online. Workshops in the series are Navigation and Interface; Communication Tools; Authoring and Publishing Content; Gradable Activities: Assignments, Discussions, and Quizzes; and Gradebook.

Getting Ready for Brightspace - 10 Tips to Enhance your Course Design
The move to Brightspace gives us the opportunity to shift how we think about course design and to create a more interactive and consistent design of learning experiences within a course. This workshop will discuss key design principles and highlight how we can use features within Brightspace to create a cohesive experience for our learners.

Managing Your Move to Brightspace: “Build from Scratch” or “Copy and Clean” Strategies
These workshops offer strategies for either building a course in Brightspace or migrating course materials from Blackboard into Brightspace.

Brightspace LMS Open Lab - Need assistance with your course in Brightspace? This lab is an open forum devoted to answering questions and solving problems that faculty may have about navigating Brightspace. Bring your course-specific questions and have them answered here!

Online Training Options
Online synchronous workshops will be provided by the SUNY Center for Professional Development. Registration is open.

Online asynchronous modules are available within the Buffalo State Brightspace environment. Use the "Network Login" button and enter your Buffalo State username and password. If you are experiencing log-in issues, please submit a ticket via the IT portal.

Please direct any questions about Brightspace functionality to SUNY Online. If you need on-campus assistance from Instructional Design and Distance Learning, please submit a ticket through the IT portal.

Submitted by: Jamie D. Tabone
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