Our tutorials will make use of terms such as ‘navbar’ and ‘sidebar’ as we talk you through the steps in each guide. This guide will show you where these different navigation objects are located. A video tutorial is just below, and text instructions with screenshots are below that.
If you’re not logged in, the first thing you see when you visit https://brightspace.uos.ac.uk is the login screen. If you get an error here, and you're certain that your username and password are correctly entered, you’ll need to contact IT.
The Brightspace homepage is the page that users land on after logging in.
Here, you will find:
There are three components to the navigation at the top of the page:
When you’re in a Brightspace module, your navbar will most likely display like this:
Here’s an overview of each menu item:
The module homepage will display when a user opens up the module after selecting it from their Brightspace homepage (see above).
Here, a user will see announcements, the module calendar, any bookmarks they have created and their progress in each folder. Announcements are very useful. See ‘How to create an announcement’ for more information.
Note that the module title at the top of the page is a link. This will show wherever you are in the module and will bring users back to the module homepage.
Selecting the content menu item of the navbar will take the user either to the overview page, or the last point that they were at in the content.
Note the numbers in the boxes by the Table of Contents and the folders. For lecturers, it displays how many topics are in each folder. For students, it will show how many topics they have left to view.
The table of contents will show you all of the folders and topics within your module. You can move things from one folder to another by selecting the little waffles next to the names of the folders or topics.
Also, if you select 'Related Tools', then 'View Reports', you can get a useful summary of how long your students are spending on each page on average.
This will appear when a user is in a topic and will display links to get back to the Table of Contents and the folder or subfolder that the topic is in.