These email instructions include sample language for the email notification you will send students to let them know you are using Brightspace for the course. Send this email once you activate the course.
How to Activate Your Course in Brightspace
Logon to Brightspace. Select the course you have chosen to teach with Brightspace. On the toolbar on top, click on Course Tools > and then select Course Admin and click on that (see image below).
Select Course Offering Information from the list of tools.
From there you would need to scroll down and check Course is Active under Active.
A “soft launch” of the platform is scheduled to take place in the Summer of 2021. Professors will then have the opportunity to use Brightspace as their LMS.
Starting in May 2021, a series of asynchronous workshops and open labs will be available for faculty and staff that will allow you to learn at your own time and pace.
Yes! The goal is to have faculty become familiar with Brightspace during the 2021 Spring semester when they’ll be able to begin building content and moving content from Blackboard Learn. Faculty are encouraged to move courses during the spring semester to avoid an expected backlog in August. We are currently scheduled to have access to Brightspace available to all faculty by April 2021.
The Brightspace system is now live. Instructors can access the new LMS by going to mmm.brightspace.com and entering your MMC username and password. Students will be notified by email if the instructor will be using Brightspace for their course.
All your courses going back to Spring 2020 will be migrated for you into Brightspace.
No personally identifying student information, grades or other materials will be exported from Blackboard. Only course content will be exported.
Efforts are being made to prioritize and integrate third-party tools into Brightspace. Please contact Brightspace@mmm.edu to learn which third-party tools will be supported.