How to navigate in Brightspace: Brightspace Course homepage

This article explains the features of the Brightspace Course homepage environment of Wageningen University & Research.

To access your Brightspace course environment you can do so in two ways:

Brightspace Course homepage

The homepage of a course is where you find the content and activities of your course.

There are the following 6 widgets:

2. Course Image

Course image, also called a banner, is chosen by the instructor(s).

3. Announcements

The Announcements tool is used by the instructor(s) to help communicate course updates, changes, and new information to your users quickly and effectively.

4. Search in course guides

This is the same widget like the one on the Brightspace WUR homepage.

This widget allows you and also the students to search within the repository of Course Guides,  a library for storing, managing, and sharing course guides of the academic year. Learn how to search for a Course guide.

5. Updates

The Updates widget is configured to display the following links:

  • Unread discussions posts
  • Unread feedback for assignments or quizzes
  • Assignments or quizzes that have not been attempted
6. Calendar

The Calendar widget consists of a mini-calendar and a list of upcoming events. The Calendar on the Brightspace Course homepage displays all events created by lecturers 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.

You now know how to navigate the homepage and course page of Brightspace!