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Personal Tasks


After reviewing this how-to article you will have the knowledge needed to create and modify items within the Personal Tasks widget.

The Personal Tasks widget allows you to create a to-do list for yourself within Brightspace. Tasks created in this widget are exclusive to you and therefore are not able to be viewed or modified by anyone else.  



  1. The Personal Tasks widget is located on the course homepage.
  2. Selecting the Add a task... field will allow you to create a new task.
  3. After creating a task, use the "Enter" key on your keyboard or select anywhere on the course homepage to add the task to the to-do list.  Read the guide on Personal Tasks
  4. To mark a task complete, select the checkbox next to the task.
  5. To review tasks you have marked complete, select the View Completed Tasks link.
  6. To return to the main Personal Tasks page, follow the Tasks link in the history trail.

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Detailed View

  1. Selecting a specific task will allow you to view the complete task details.Read the guide on Personal Tasks
  2. To modify the text of a task , select the "edit name" box.Read the guide on Personal Tasks
  3. To delete the task, select the "delete task..." button.
  4. To add or modify a due date, select the "edit due date" field.No due date
    1. The date for three days in the future will default into the field. Selecting anywhere within the date field will allow you to  manually input the desired due date. Selecting the date field a second time (you can also press the down arrow key on your keyboard instead) will bring up a monthly based calendar.07/01/2019
    2. To keep the chosen date, select the "save due date" button.
    3. To disregard or delete an existing due date, select the "remove due date" button.
  5. To add or modify a note for the task, select the "edit notes" field.Add a note
    1. Once you entered any notes about the task, select anywhere on the course homepage to save your notes.
  6. To return to the main Personal Tasks page, follow the Tasks link in the history trail.