Page Navigation | How to navigate in Brightspace: Brightspace WUR homepage
This article explains the features of the Brightspace WUR homepage environment of Wageningen University & Research.
There are two ways to access your Brightspace course environment:
- via brightspace.wur.nl - your landing page will be the Brightspace WUR homepage
- via myWUR today - your landing page will be the homepage of the particular course
Brightspace WUR homepage
The WUR homepage shows 5 widgets which are described below:
1. Green navigation bar
The green navigation bar shows always on top and gives you direct access to the following:
2. My courses
The My Courses widget shows manually pinned courses followed by current enrollments, then future enrollments (if they are available or visible to the user) for a total of 12 enrollments. Note that more than 12 courses might appear if they are all manually pinned.
Pinned course titles display notifications, for example for unread discussion posts.
To enter a course page click on the title.
On the Brightspace WUR homepage you can see in the My Courses widget a picture and name of a course that you recently searched for or pinned. These are called thumbnails, and provide an easy overview, identification of and access to your courses (the thumbnail is clickable).
The thumbnail of a course will show the following information:
- The course image (banner)
- The course name
- The course code
- icons of: Assignment submissions, Quiz submissions, Discussion posts
- Pin icon (if the course was pinned)
3. Search in course guides
This widget allows to search within the repository of Course Guides, a library for storing, managing, and sharing of course guides of the academic year. Learn how to search for a Course guide.
Announcements on the WUR Brightspace homepage show general WUR announcements about the Brightspace environment. For instance, if maintenance is taking place.
The Calendar widget consists of a mini-calendar and a list of upcoming events. The Calendar on the Brightspace WUR homepage displays all events created by Wageningen University & Research for the applicable month. Clicking on a day in the widget's mini-Calendar filters the event list to only display events for that day. Clicking on an event in the widget takes you to the event in the Calendar tool.
The Calendar on the Brightspace WUR homepage will show all upcoming events, from all courses you are enrolled in.
If you want to see the calendar entries for a specific course, go to the Brightspace Course homepage of your course.
You now know how to navigate in the Brightspace WUR homepage!
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