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Brightspace Tutorials - Add a Description to a Topic

How to add a description to a topic

Adding descriptions to folders and topics in Brightspace is one of the main ways that you can make the module more accessible for students. It’s an important step, but it’s often overlooked.

They can be used to provide context or instructions for students.

Method one (add the description via the topic page)

1. Select ‘Content’ from the navbar of the module.

location of content on the navbar

 

2. In the sidebar, select the folder that contains the topic to which you wish to add a description.

location of the sidebar

3. Select the topic for which you wish to edit the description.

select the topic4. Scroll to the bottom. Select where it says 'add a description'.

location of add a description5. Type your description in the HTML editor.

the html editor6. Select 'Update'.

location of the update buttonMethod two (add the description via the 'Content' area)

1. Within the 'Content' area, find the topic for which you want to add a description. Select the dropdown menu next to it.

2. Select 'Edit properties in place'.

location of edit properties in place button3. As before, select 'Add a description', write your description in the HTML editor, and select 'Update'.

Method three (add a number of descriptions in one go)

1. Within the Content area, go to the folder containing the topics for which you wish to add a description. Select the 'Bulk Edit' button.

location of bulk edit button

2. You can then select each 'Add a description field', enter the description in the HTML editor, and select 'Update' for each one. When you're finished, select the 'Done Editing' button.

add a description fields