Online Teaching Resources

Brightspace Community This link will take you to resources to help you make the transition from face-to-face learning to online learning. Brightspace has assembled a collection of articles and webinars here specifically with the theme of making this shift during the current global pandemic. 

Brightspace Webinars

Covid-19 Webinar series

upcoming webinars

webinar archive

Brightspace Courses

Getting Started with Brightspace A Learning Center course designed for Administrators and Instructors who are quickly transitioning from Face-to-Face to Online Learning. Login to your Brightspace community with your Soka email address to access this course.

Higher Education Sample Module Outlines Start building great looking courses faster with these free course outlines made with Daylight version 2.0 HTML Templates. Available to all Instructors and Administrators building courses in Brightspace.

Brightspace Articles

Brightspace Success Toolkit A good source of information and support.

Mapping Brightspace Functionality Get to know your way around Brightspace by familiarizing yourself with some of the most common tasks faculty and instructors need to do when building courses in your school’s Brightspace site, and which Brightspace features and tools are available to help carry out these tasks.

Creating a Brightspace Course for the First Time This article highlights the essentials for creating a course in Brightspace for the first time.

Set Up and Deliver a Course – Instructor Guide Follow this link to a downloadable guide and instructions for creating and monitoring your course. Learn how to set up a course, add course content, track attendance, and other important tasks.

Creating an Online Course: A Step-by-Step Guide A step-by-step guide to creating an online course in Brightspace. Starting with planning and writing your course and moving into putting it online. With helpful tips along the way on how to make it engaging for learners.

Moving from Face-to-Face to Online Learning: Tips and Tricks This article will help you with some tips and tricks of the trade for taking a course from F2F to fully online without surrendering learner engagement and experience.

Instructor Presence in the Online Environment: Fostering a Connection with your Learners A common myth about online learning is that it’s isolating and doesn’t allow you to communicate and connect with your learners. Before unpacking how you can effectively connect with your learners in the online space, this article discusses the importance of building connections.  

Leading Successful Virtual Classroom Sessions This article provides some helpful tips for leading virtual classroom sessions using Bongo’s Virtual Classroom.

Which Video tool should I use, and when should I use it? Video is a great tool for teaching, feedback and collaboration, and there are lots of options.

Getting Acquainted with Discussions and the Statistics Feature This article provides an overview of why you might want to use the discussions tool in your online courses, and describes some of the features available in the tool.