Purdue University offers a world-class education and it is “known for being a great engineering school.” It serves the best to its students through various online systems implemented in this university. A learning management system abbreviated as LMS is being adopted by all the universities throughout the world for better outcomes, communication, and results. Similarly, the learning management system running at Purdue University is Bright Space.
Purdue Bright Space is a Learning Management System that allows educators to centralize their material for students to access. Instructors can include their syllabus, grades, class announcements, and course material for students to read and complete. Following are the major options that Bright Space offers
- Course content
- Course administration
A complete guide on how to use Brightspace Purdue
Brightspace is a Learning Management System that allows educators to centralize their material for students to access. Instructors can include their syllabus, grades, class announcements, and course material for students to read and complete.
Here is a complete guide on how to use Brightspace Purdue and its different resources like;
Activating the course on Brightspace Purdue, Creating a new Brightspace group, selecting the category, Generating quiz for the students, and integrating the Zoom meeting
Activating the course
In order to activate the course that is assigned to you by the university administration the instructor needs to follow the given steps
Log in to Brightspace and enter the course information assigned
Select the option of Course Tools, then go to Course Admin from the navigation bar.
Select Course Offering Information from the Site Setup menu.
Check the box next to Activate, then click Save.
Creating new Brightspace Groups
Brightspace has an option of creating groups of the class. In this way, the instructor can divide students into small groups for discussions, assignments, tests, duties, and other activities. This can be configured with several grouping options. All Brightspace groups are further associated with an underlying category. This category helps in organizing the groups.
For example, if you want to divide a task to different students on a weekly basis then you can create different groups for each week of the course. You can also name the groups depending on their category like, “Week 1”, “Week 2”, and so on.
In the given category there is a table that is to be filled with required information like
- Category Name:
- Enrollment Type:
- Number of Users:
- Randomize Users in Groups:
- Set up Discussion Areas:
Setting up discussion areas:
Setting up discussion areas is an option provided within each category, through this option, the instructor can create a discussion forum for students to discuss content with their group members.
Many other options are also available that can be utilized by the student or instructor according to the need.
Integrating the Brightspace Zoom
This is a very important resource of Brightspace Purdue. It allows the instructor to initiate or schedule a Zoom meeting call with all the students. It provides access to students of remote areas as well. The procedure of Integrating the Brightspace Zoom
Is via the following steps
- Create a Module called Zoom
- Select Existing Activities, from here go to External Tools, and select
- Schedule a New Meeting, if required Rename Topic.
- Never forget to Mute participants upon entry.
- Record the meeting automatically for better understanding and future records.
Generating quiz for the students
Brightspace Purdue offers a wonderful opportunity to create a quiz for the students. This can be in any form either multiple choice questions, fill-in-the-blanks, or short questions depending upon the requirement of the course. The time and date of the quiz is selected. Due time for the submission of answers is also incorporated. Students attempting the quiz after due time are not allowed to open the quiz and give answers. After the quiz is completed grading is done and results are displayed on the dashboard of each respective student.