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Brightspace Sessions

The session(s) on this page are for instructors to learn more about Brightspace, NIC’s digital learning environment for courses.

  • Most sessions are held via web conferencing through BlueJeans (unless otherwise noted).
  • Registration is through CTLI@nic.bc.ca.
  • Registrations accepted at any time up to 30 hours prior to the session.
  • Registrations will be confirmed via the sending of an Outlook invite with the BlueJeans connection information/URL and passcode.
  • Sessions with no registrations will be cancelled.

 

Brightspace Drop-In Time
  • Audience: For any NIC instructor
  • Description: No registration necessary. Just drop in to one of the following times to ask a question or get some help with an issue.
  • URL: See email from CTLI/Liesel or email CTLI@nic.bc.ca
  • Facilitators: Terri Bateman
  • Upcoming Dates: (NOTE TIMES VARY DUE TO PERSONAL SCHEDULES)
    June 28 – 30, 2022 (Terri) July 5 – 7, 2022 (Terri) August + September (Jen + Liesel)
    Tuesday, June 28 (9 – 11 am) Tuesday, July 5 (9 – 11 am) August 23 – September 2 (1-4 pm every day)
    Tuesday, June 28 (1 – 3 pm) Tuesday, July 5 (1 – 3 pm) September 6 – 17 (1-4 pm every day)
    Wednesday, June 29 (9 – 11am) Wednesday, July 6 (9 – 11am)
    Wednesday, June 29 (1 – 3 pm) Wednesday, July 6 (1 – 3 pm)
    Thursday, June 30 (9 – 11 am) Thursday, July 7 (9 – 11 am)
Brightspace – Readiness Checklist for Start of Term
  • Audience: For any NIC instructor
  • Description: Covering the essential pieces to ensure your Brightspace course is ready for the term
  • More Info and Videos: https://teachanywhere.opened.ca/brightspace/term-start-course-checklist/
  • Facilitator: Liesel Knaack or Jen Wrye
  • Upcoming Dates:
    • Thursday, August 25 (9 – 10 am) – Jen
    • Friday, August 26 (10:30 – 11:30 am) – Jen
    • Tuesday, August 30 (9 – 10 am) – Liesel
    • Thursday, September 1 (12 – 1 pm) – Liesel
    • Friday, September 2 (11:30 – 12:30 pm) – Liesel
    • Tuesday, September 6 (11 am – 12 pm ) – Liesel
    • Wednesday, September 7 (10 – 11 am) – Liesel
    • Thursday, September 8 (9 – 10 am) – Liesel
    • Friday, September 9 (12 – 1 pm) – Liesel

 

Brightspace – Introduction to Grades: The Essentials to Set up Your Gradebook
  • Audience: For any NIC instructor
  • Description: Come learn how to set up the gradebook in Brightspace (weighted, points, percentages, entering grades, releasing grades).
  • Facilitators: Liesel Knaack and/or Jen Wrye
  • More Info and Videos: https://teachanywhere.opened.ca/brightspace/grades/
  • Upcoming Dates:
    • Wednesday, August 31 (9 – 10 am) – Liesel

 

Brightspace – Introduction to Content: The Essentials to Start Your Brightspace Course
  • Audience: For any NIC instructor
  • Description: An overview of how to add, edit, move and build new content in Brightspace. The essentials of Manage Files, Course Builder and Content area.
  • More Info and Videos: https://teachanywhere.opened.ca/brightspace/content/
  • Facilitator: Liesel Knaack
  • Upcoming Dates:
    • Monday, August 29 (9 – 10:30 am) – Liesel

 

Brightspace – Enhancing Your Content: Making Your Course Materials Work for Learning
  • Audience: For any NIC instructor who has taken the Introduction to Content session OR has some comfort with Brightspace content and wants to learn more.
  • Description: This session focuses on how to use HTML templates, add video, links, content, images, web links etc. into your pages and organize the content in the best way for learning.
  • More Info and Videos: https://teachanywhere.opened.ca/brightspace/content/
  • Facilitator: Liesel Knaack
  • Upcoming Dates:
    • Monday, August 29 (11 – 12:30 pm) – Liesel
    • Wednesday, August 31 (11 – 12:30 pm) – Liesel

 

Brightspace – Enhancing Course Building: Fine Tuning Manage Files and Levering Benefits of Course Builder
  • Audience: For any NIC instructor who has taken the Introduction to Content session OR has some comfort with Brightspace content and wants to learn more.
  • Description: This session focuses on how to fine tune your Manage Files, Downloading/Uploading, Zipping, Linking, and more fulsome Course Builder learning, editing course materials, building courses through Course Builder etc.
  • More Info and Videos: https://teachanywhere.opened.ca/brightspace/content/
  • Facilitator: Liesel Knaack
  • Upcoming Dates:
    • Tuesday, August 30 (10 – 11:30 am) – Liesel

 

Brightspace – Introduction to Assignments: The Essentials to Build and Use Assignments
  • Audience: For any NIC instructor
  • Description: Come learn how to create, edit, link to gradebook and mark an assignment. We’ll share tips on how to build your assignment collection and link to content.
  • Facilitators:  Jen Wrye and/or Terri Bateman
  • More Info and Videos: https://teachanywhere.opened.ca/brightspace/assignments/
  • Upcoming Dates:
    • Monday, August 29 (9 – 10:30 am) – Jen
    • Wednesday, August 31 (3 – 4:30 pm) – Jen

 

Brightspace – Enhancing Your Assignments and Quizzes: Leveraging the Tools and Features for Optimal Learning 
  • Audience: For any NIC instructor who has taken the Assignments and/or Quizzes sessions
  • Description: This session focuses on additional features and functions of assignments and quizzes to fully realize the opportunities in Brightspace for your assessment needs. Examples include: Manage Dates tool, student accommodations, special access, exemptions, Quick Eval tools, feedback on assignments and quizzes, discussion groups etc.
  • Facilitator: Jen Wrye
  • Upcoming Dates:
    • Thursday, September 1 (2:30 – 4 pm) – Jen

 

Brightspace – Introduction to Quizzes: The Essentials to Build and Use Quizzes
  • Audience: For any NIC instructor
  • Description: Come learn how to create, edit, link to gradebook and build a quiz.
  • More Info and Videos: https://teachanywhere.opened.ca/brightspace/quizzes/
  • Facilitator: Liesel Knaack and/or Jen Wrye
  • Upcoming Dates:
    • Wednesday, August 31 (1 – 2:30 pm) – Jen

 

Brightspace – Introduction to Communications and Engagement: The Essential Tools and Features
  • Audience: For any NIC instructor
  • Description: Come learn how to add, edit and engage students in various communications and engagement tools in Brightspace (from email and activity feed to discussions, chat, instant messages and Welcome Window!)
  • More Info and Videos: https://teachanywhere.opened.ca/brightspace/communications/
  • Facilitator: Jen Wrye or Terri Bateman
  • Upcoming Dates:
    • Thursday, September 1 (9 – 10:30 am) – Jen

 

Brightspace – Instructor Time Saving Tools and Tips

 

 

Brightspace Instructor/CTLI Consultations
  • Audience: For any NIC instructor
  • Description: 30-minute consultations to help you with Brightspace.
  • To do: Submit a service desk ticket to https://servicedesk.nic.bc.ca > Service Catalog > Teaching, Learning and Classroom Support > Teaching and Learning (Service # 1) > Liesel Knaack will pick up and either take ticket or assign to herself, Jen or Terri.

 

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