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Thursday, February 17, 2022

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Posted: Friday, February 11, 2022

Brightspace Playground Workshops

SUNY’s current systemwide contract with Blackboard expires December 21, 2022. Following an extensive RFP process, SUNY has selected Desire2Learn’s (D2L) Brightspace learning management system to serve as the new systemwide hub of its digital learning environment.

Here’s your opportunity to obtain early access to a Brightspace sandbox and work with an Instructional Design and Distance Learning team member to explore the new platform.

The Brightspace sandbox is an initial Brightspace environment that can be used to explore the core functionality that will be available in the new learning management system. The purpose of the sandbox is to explore Brightspace from a faculty and student perspective. This is a temporary environment that will look different from the final production environment. For example, the Brightspace sandbox will not have additional third-party or extended functional tools that will be available in production.

Workshops will be held in Butler Library 314. Please register using the links below or through the Workshop Registration System.

Tuesday, February 22, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Monday, March 7, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 23, noon–2:00 p.m.

A few days before your scheduled session, you will receive an email with instructions for obtaining your sandbox, recommended videos to watch before the session, and information about how to export your Blackboard course so you can maximize the workshop time to exploring Brightspace features such as importing your course, creating content, and customizing your settings.

For more information and future offerings of this workshop, please email Jamie Tabone, instructional designer. To schedule a one-on-one consultation (Teams or in person), please see our Instructional Design page.

Submitted by: Jamie D. Tabone
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