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iLearn to Brightspace Tool Equivalency Chart

This equivalency chart show the tools currently used in iLearn and their equivalent tool name in Brightspace.



Brightspace Tool Equivalent to iLearn Tool Definition Help Guides
Assignments Assignments

The Assignments tool enables you to upload and submit assignments directly into Brightspace. Simply upload your submission to the appropriate assignment and submit.

What is the Assignments tool?

Assignments video for instructors


Awards Certificate The Awards tool enables you to provide merit-based awards to learners. There are two types of awards: Badges, and Certificates.

What is the Awards tool?

Awards video for instructors

Checklists Checklist The Checklists tool allows you to separate tasks into various categories and track your progress

What is the Checklists tool?

Checklist video for instructors

ePortfolios   The ePortfolio tool is a personal portfolio tool for storing, organizing, reflecting on, and sharing items that represent your learning

What is the ePortfolios tool?

ePortfolio video for instructors

Grades Gradebook The Grades tool provides a series of features to create and manage your gradebook

What is the Grades tool?

Grades video for instructors

Learning Outcomes   Learning outcomes are pre-defined skills or areas of knowledge that a learner should be able to demonstrate when they finish the activities associated with the outcomes

What is the Learning Outcomes tool?

Learning Outcomes video for instructors

Quick Eval   Quick Eval offers evaluators a single location to view all learner submissions that are awaiting evaluation

What is the Quick Eval tool?

Quick Eval video for instructors

Quizzes Tests & Quizzes The Quizzes tool allows you to build quizzes using varying question types

What is the Quizzes tool?

Quizzes video for instructors

Question Library Question Pool The Question Library is a central repository that stores and archives questions which you can reuse within a course

What is the Question Library tool?

Question Library video for instructors

Rubrics Rubrics Use the Rubrics tool to create rubrics easily and efficiently within a course.

What is the Rubrics tool?


Welcome Widget Rubrics Use the Welcome Widget to create a pop-up to introduce students to the course.

What is the Welcome Widget tool?



Brightspace Tool Equivalent to iLearn Tool Definition Help Guides
Announcements Announcements Use the Announcements tool to read instructor messages, course information, and other Announcements updates.

What is the Announcements tool?

Announcements video for instructors

Chat   The Chat tool is a real-time, text-based collaboration tool.

What is the Chat tool?

Chat video for instructors

Discussions Discussions Use the Discussions tool to view and subscribe to discussion topics, as well as start new threads.

What is the Discussions tool?

Disscussions video for instructors

Intelligent Agents   The Intelligent Agents tool monitors an org unit to find activity that matches criteria that you set.

What is the Intelligent Agents tool?

Intelligent Agents video for instructors

Learner Management

Brightspace Tool Equivalent to iLearn Tool Definition Help Guides
Attendance   The Attendance tool enables you to create registers that track attendance for activities within your organization or course

What is the Attendance tool?

Attendance video for instructors

Class Progress   The Class Progress tool tracks your learners' overall progress as a course and individually.

What is the Class Progress tool?

Class Progress video for instructors

Classlist Roster Use the Classlist tool to view who is enrolled in your course, send email messages or instant messages, view shared locker files, and read classmates' blogs if they have one.

What is the Classlist tool?


Game Based Learning   Game Based Learning (GBL) is the use of games to enhance the learning experience.

What is the GBL tool?

GBL video for instructors

Groups Groups Create group work areas for users with the Groups tool. You can use groups to organize users’ work on projects and assignments, or you can create special work areas for users with different learning needs.

What is the Groups tool?


Publish Publish Courses no longer need to be manually published. They will automatically publish and retract following the course dates in Banner.



Site Resources

Brightspace Tool Equivalent to iLearn Tool Definition Help Guides
Calendar Calendar View all your upcoming events in one spot. Add events such as project due dates, office hours, in-class events, and more to your calendar.

What is the Calendar tool?

Calendar video for instructors

Manage Files Resources The Manage Files tool is a file management system for your course. You can use this tool to organize and upload files associated with your course offering. 

What is the Files tool?

Files video for instructors

Import/Export/Copy Components Import From Site Ways to move content packages to and from a site.

What are the Import/Export/Copy Components tools?

Import/Export/Copy Components video for instructors

Content Lessons Content is a way for instructors and learners to experience the course materials in Brightspace.

What is the Content tool?

Content video for instructors

Links   Add an external url links to a course

What is the Links tool?

Links video for instructors

Manage Dates Date Manager Use the Manage Dates tool to view, bulk edit, and bulk offset the date availability and set the calendar status of all content topics and modules, discussion topics and forums, assignment submissions folders, grades categories and items, announcement items, quizzes, checklists, and surveys in your course from one central location.

What is the Manage Dates tool?

Manage Dates video for instructors

Brightspace Resources:

The following links will help you familiarize yourself with Brightspace Guides, Community Resources, and Instructional Videos:



For More Information about the LMS Transition: