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Indiana Wesleyan University Support Knowledge Base

My Courses Widget

Goal

After completing this guide you will have the knowledge to understand the information displayed within the My Courses widget, as well as the ability to utilize the features it has to offer.

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Overview

Course Tiles

Sort by Semester/Term Feature

Description

Overview

  • The "My Courses" widget is located on the left side of the Brightspace main landing homepage. The widget displays up to 12  of your courses for quick access.

My Courses Widget, Title of Widget - Students.png

 

  • Courses that are pinned will appear starting from the top left first, and any courses after that will appear in the order of most recently accessed.

My Courses Widget, Badge pinned - Students.png

 

  • At the bottom of the widget, you can select the "View All Courses" link to bring up a view of all the courses in Brightspace you have access to.

My Courses Widget, View All Courses link - All.png

 

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Course Tiles

  • "Course tile" is the term used for the individual containers that link to the respective course's homepage.

My Courses Widget, Course Tile - Students.png

 

  • The name of the course is displayed below the course image.

My Courses Widget, Course Name - Faculty.png

 

  • Below the course name, either the start or end date is displayed. If a course has not yet begun, the start date will be displayed. If the course is already currently in session, the date the course ends will appear.

My Courses Widget, Course Start Date - Students.png         My Courses Widget, Course End Date - Students.png  

 

  • If a course has ended, a badge will display above the course name. Please note, even though the badge says "CLOSED" you are still able to access the course.

My Courses Widget, Badge closed - All.png

 

  • If there are unread discussion posts in a course, a badge will appear at the bottom of the course tile. The badge is directly linked to the Discussions page within the course.

My Courses Widget, Badge unread discussion posts - Students.png

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Sort by Semester/Term Feature

  • Above the first row of course tiles, there is a list of semesters/terms that your courses were taken within.

My Courses Widget, Semester sort menu bar - Students.png

 

  • The default view is the "All" view.  If you do not want to sort by a specific semester/term, stay with the "All" option to have all courses appear within the widget, no matter which semester/term they are within.

My Courses Widget, Semester Sort default of all - Students.png

 

  • The list of semesters/terms appear in ascending numerical order starting on the far left.

 

  • If you have more semesters/terms that can show within the initial view, use the right arrow button to display more semesters/terms.

My Courses Widget, Semester Sort arrow right - Students.png

 

  • Select a semester/term name to have only those course tiles within that semester display in the My Courses widget.

My Courses Widget, Semester Sort n&g term - Students.png

 

  • To navigate back to the beginning of the semester/term list, use the left arrow button.

My Courses Widget, Semester Sort arrow left - Students.png

 

  • Please note, the semester/term that you select to display most recently, including the "All" option, will be what loads every time you access the main landing page moving forward. At any time you can choose another semester/term to make it your new default viewing option.

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What's Next

Additional guides related to the main landing page in Brightspace:

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