Navigating Brightspace by D2L

Pages in Brightspace have been designed so that the layout is similar across all tools. 

The Minibar

The Minibar shows from left to right:

  • My Home links back to your course list.
  • The name of the course you are currently in.
  • The Alerts:
    • Messages alert: Unread mail
    • Updates alert: New announcements, dates, new & updated grades
    • Subscriptions alert: New posts in subscribed discussions
  • Your name and Personal Menu
  1. Click on your name to access the Personal menu.
  2. Click on an item you wish to edit or logout.
    1. Profile
    2. Notifications
    3. Account Settings
    4. Progress
    5. Logout

 The Navbar

  • Content: Takes you to the learning materials provided to you by your instructor.
  • Grades: View current grades.
  • Assessments: Assessments currently available.
    • Dropbox
    • Quizzes
    • Surveys
  • Communication: Tools that may be used in the course for communication.
    • Attendance
    • Chat
    • Classlist
    • Discussions
    • Email
    • Groups
    • Pager
  • Resources: Other provisions available.
    • Calendar
    • Checklist
    • Class Progress
    • ePortfolio
    • FAQ
    • Glossary
    • Brightspace Help
    • Links
    • System Check Tool