Course Navigation Guide

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Still adjusting to the new online learning environment? Worried that your students will get lost in your course? Check out our Course Navigation Guide for tips to make your course well-organized for students to easily navigate in Brightspace! Download the guide at the bottom of this page!

This four-part guide provides tips and suggestions on how to create a Brightspace Course Site that is easy to navigate.


Section 1: Organizing your course content

This section demonstrates the principles that need to be considered when designing an organized online course, as communication quality is key to online student learning. This includes content naming conventions, module hierarchies, and visibility of materials.


Section 2: Interacting with students

This section shares the methodologies on constructing efficient communication platforms to provide students with ways to find the help they need. This further provides instructors with feedback to better understand the achieved quality of learning.


Section 3: Keeping learners on track

This section introduces several notification tools to help students stay on track. These tools are available on Brightspace, including the announcement tool, the calendar tool, intelligent agents, etc. and describes how they can be used to send out concise reminders and announcements to students.


Section 4: Opening the course

This final section recommends that instructors view their course in the learner’s perspective and provide students with online guidance before and during the first lecture. This helps students familiarize themselves with the basic operations of Brightspace and its various tools.

Download the Course Navigation Guide here


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