Brightspace is the learning management system for the University of Maine System, used to facilitate and augment teaching and learning needs throughout the system. Brightspace can be used to deliver content for online-only courses or to augment and supplement instruction in face-to-face or hybrid instruction models.

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About the "Pulse" Mobile App for Brightspace

Brightspace has a mobile app called "Pulse."   Pulse is a utility app that complements notifications from Brightspace.  It is NOT an app that users use to complete coursework.

Access to Course/Enroll in class (faculty)

An instructor does not see their course available to them in brightspace.

Access to Course/Enroll in class (student)

A student is not enrolled in a Brightspace course and needs access.

Accessing content in a course

How students can find the content for their course.

Accessing the Climate Change Consortium Community

Directions on how to locate and access the Climate Change Consortium's organization in Brightspace.

Adding announcements (faculty)

Information on how to add announcements to a course

Brightspace - Entering Student Preview Mode (faculty)

An overview of using a "Preview Learner" in a course for design review by faculty.

Brightspace Browser Support - pop-up messages for browser upgrade

Brightspace will prompt a user to upgrade their browser if it is retro/legacy or unsupported.

Brightspace Grade Import to MaineStreet

A quick reference for the process of importing your brightspace grades into Mainestreet.

Brightspace Message: "File May Contain Geolocation Details"

When a student or faculty uploads a JPEG file anywhere on the Brightspace website, they may receive a message that says "File May Contain Geolocation Details." That message might make a user worry for their security or safety.

Brightspace Training Resources for Students

This article provides any student training resources that are available for students in Brightspace.

Brightspace: Automating Enrollment Alerts with Intelligent Agents

This article provides a graphical walk-through for Faculty and Instructional Design Staff for creating Brightspace Intelligent Agents, to monitor new course enrollments.

Brightspace: Updating Personal Pronouns

Instructions for updating personal pronouns in Brightspace LMS.

Campus Brightspace Admin Term Setttings for Active/Start/End Dates

Documentation of the current settings for each campus for when courses are made "active" automatically by the Brightspace integration, and on what start date and end dates courses are set to for automatic access.   Local Campuses control these date selections which can be modified by their Brightspace Campus Administrators.

Cannot find math placement test (USM)

Math Placement Exams are hosted in Brightspace by the USM Campus, this article provides some details.

Cannot Login

How a student can log in to Brightspace.

Cannot see an assignment (student)

Info to assist when a student may have an issue locating an assignment.

Copying Courses

A brief guide to the basic process for copying a course in Brightspace to another course.

Creating items in the content area ( folders, web links, and uploading files )

Some Brightspace resources for creating folders, weblinks, uploading files, etc. in the content area

Discussion Board problems/questions (student)

An article to collect resources for common issues students confront with the Discussion Board tool in Brightspace.

Discussion Boards - Post before you can view threads

Overview of the discussion board feature of "post before you can view threads" for faculty.

Finding your courses in Brightspace

How to search for a course offering in Brightspace.

Google Apps sync in Brightspace for upload and attaching google files

The most common reason for not being able to attach google docs or items from google drive to your Brightspace Course assignments is the lack of account linking. This article guides you through the process of linking your google account to Brightspace.

Grade Center questions/how to find grades

Details of how to locate grades in Brightspace.

How new learners are enrolled into a course

Information for Faculty on adding new learners to the class.

How to make Brightspace course active/ inactive (faculty)

Instructions for faculty on how to make a Brightspace course active or inactive.

How to turn off Notifications in BrightSpace.

How to turn off Notifications in BrightSpace.

Removal of courses for Students

A student calls and wants to know how to have a course removed from their Brightspace account.

Resetting Quiz / Test Attempts for Students

Information on how to handle a student quiz reset request. Students should contact their faculty member for this process.

Using Kaltura Capture for Brightspace and personal recordings

Kaltura Capture - Using Kaltura Capture for Brightspace and personal recordings. How to download and access Kaltura. Instructions and walk through for how to record and upload your Kaltura recordings. Detailed step by step instructions and documentations.

Video will not play

General guidance for when videos that are hosted on Kaltura do not play in Brightspace or other platforms.