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Indiana Wesleyan University Support Knowledge Base

Navigating Brightspace - How do I move around?

To access your classes, go to the portal and under the “My Classes” webpart click on the course you want to access.

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Home-Clicking on this icon will take you back to your main Brightspace homepage where all of your pinned courses will be displayed.

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Clicking on the course name will take you back to the course’s homepage

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Clicking on the “Select a course” icon allows you to see and access all of your course enrollments.

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Clicking on the “Messages Alert” icon allows you to send and receive instant messages or send an email to the instructor of the course or classmates within the course. 

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Clicking on the “Subscription Alerts” icon will display updated announcements, upcoming due dates and end dates, and new and updated grades.

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Clicking on the “Update Alerts” icon notifies you about new blog posts, discussion posts, and forum topics and threads you have subscribed to.

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Clicking on your personal menu lets you edit user specific settings, create a bio profile, manage notifications, and adjust account settings.

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To access information within the course, click on the Content link.  It is here that you will find an overview of the course, bookmarks, the course schedule, the table of contents, the course dashboard, and the course workshops along with other useful information.

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The Activities dropdown-provides a direct pathway to course assignments, however it does not provide the complete assignment instructions.  The Discussions and Assignment Dropbox  through the Activities dropdown should only be utilized when you have finished the assignment in its entirety and you are ready to submit.    

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My Tools

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Grades

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Help

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The Announcements widget will contain announcements from your instructor with the most recent announcement displaying at the top.

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The Content Browser widget is an alternative way to access the course workshops and is similar to the navbar Content. 

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The Updates widget contains course updates.

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**Please note that at this time the video has not been updated to match the documentation above**

 

 

 

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