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Indiana Wesleyan University Support Knowledge Base

Navigation - Homepages, Course

Goal

After completing this how-to you will have the ability to navigate your course's homepage and utilize the features it has to offer.

Depending upon your constituency, your courses will have one of two homepage setups. If you are an adult learner that either meets online or at one of the regional sites, your courses will have the "National and Global" homepage setup. If you are a traditional learner that attends courses at the main campus located in Marion, Indiana, your courses will have the "IWU-Marion homepage setup.

Navigate directly to your respective course homepage setup:

National and Global

IWU-Marion

Description

National and Global:

  • The name given to the landing page for courses in Brightspace is termed the "course homepage".  The various course homepage widgets provide quick and easy access to a variety of features available in Brightspace. 

Course Homepage, Whole - Students.PNG

 

  • The "Announcements" widget on the course homepage is where announcements posted by the faculty for that course are displayed. Up to five announcements will be displayed at once, with the most recent announcement being at the top of the widget.

Announcements Widget - Students.png

 

  • The "Brightspace Help" widget provides contact information for all of the available support options within Brightspace.

Brightspace Help Widget - All.png

 

  • The "Course Dates and Faculty Biography" widget delivers information on the course's workshop weeks and faculty profile.

Course Dates and Faculty Bio Widget - All.png

 

  • The "Course Café Forum" widget offers a direct link to the Discussion forum where you can share with, learn about, and pray for your fellow classmates and faculty.

Course Cafe - All.png

 

  • The "Personal Tasks" widget is a personal to-do list feature that you can create and manage. Items listed within the Personal Tasks widget are not viewable and cannot be shared with other students or faculty.

Personal Tasks Widget - All.png

 

  • The "Back to Top" widget navigates you directly to the top of the course homepage.

Back to Top - All.png

Navigate to "What's Next"

Back to Top

IWU-Marion:

  • The name given to the landing page for courses in Brightspace is termed the "course homepage".  The various course homepage widgets provide quick and easy access to a variety of features available in Brightspace.

Course Homepage, Whole - Students, Marion.png

 

  • The "Announcements" widget on the course homepage is where announcements posted by the faculty for that course are displayed. Up to five announcements will be displayed at once, with the most recent announcement being at the top of the widget.

Announcements Widget course - Students, Marion.png

 

  • The "Brightspace Help" widget provides contact information for all of the available support options within Brightspace.

Brightspace Help Widget - All.png

 

  • The "Student Resources and Information" widget provides links to resources that are available to you as an IWU student.

Student Res. and Info. - All.png

 

  • The "IWU Event Calendar" widget offers a comprehensive list of all academic, student, and athletic events happening on the IWU Marion campus.

IWU Event Calendar - All.png

 

  • The "Personal Tasks" widget is a personal to-do list feature that you can create and manage. Items listed within the Personal Tasks widget are not viewable and cannot be shared with other students or faculty.

Personal Tasks Widget - All.png

 

  • The "Back to Top" widget navigates you directly to the top of the course homepage.

Back to Top - All.png

Back to Top

What's Next

Additional guides related to navigating within Brightspace:

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