Today's MessagePosted: Monday, May 1, 2023
Summer, Fall 2023 Courses in Brightspace
Courses are now available in Brightspace for the summer and fall 2023 semesters. Here are a few tips to get started.
Courses that are cross-listed in Banner are combined into one course site in Brightspace. Faculty members should develop the course in the Brightspace site with the lowest CRN, as all students will be enrolled in that course site. In addition, faculty members should inform students of this so they know where to locate the course content.
If faculty members are teaching multiple sections of the same course and would like to manage one site with all enrolled students, a merge request can be submitted through the IT portal. The instructor should develop and add all content for these courses within the Brightspace site with the lowest CRN, as all students will be enrolled in that course site once the merge has been completed. In addition, faculty members should inform students of this so they know where to locate the course content.
Please note: instructors with cross-listed and merged rosters should review the Knowledge Base article “Merged and Cross-listed Rosters in Brightspace” for a full understanding of best practices and features of these courses to ensure FERPA compliance.
Copy Course from Another Brightspace Section
Instructors who have used Brightspace in a past semester can copy their course from one semester to the next. Instructions can be located in the Knowledge Base article “Copying a Course in Brightspace.”
Make the Course Active for Students
All courses in Banner receive a Brightspace section, but students cannot see it until the faculty member makes it active. Once a course is ready for students, instructors should reference the Knowledge Base article “Make a Brightspace Course Active for Students.”
The SUNY Online Support Services Help Desk can be contacted for any specific Brightspace function questions at (844) 673-6786 or by submitting an online request. Brightspace training can be located on the SUNY DLE website.
Any administrative or campus-based questions about Brightspace can be submitted to the Buffalo State IT portal.
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