Brightspace is Marist's new learning management system. Brightspace will support instruction both in and out of the classroom with more innovative tools, greater integration, and the expanded ability to collaborate more easily with faculty, students and colleagues alike.
To Access Brightspace:
- Visit: https://brightspace.marist.edu/d2l/home and
- click on “Marist SSO” to login directly with your Marist credentials.
Classes within Brightspace will be created automatically every semester. You will no longer need to manually create your course sites. If you are assigned to an additional course in Banner by the Registrar and you have access to your other classes, please allow a few hours for the information to pass into Brightspace. If you do not have the site within 24 hours of being assigned, please reach out to Digital.Education@marist.edu.
Please refer to the list below for when your courses should become available within Brightspace for you to start editing.
Fall courses should be available by JUNE.
Winter courses should be available by OCTOBER.
Spring courses should be available by DECEMBER.
Summer courses should be available by APRIL.
In order to have your TA added to your site, please email Digital.Education@marist.edu with the chair of your department CC'd, including the following information:
- TA CWID
- Class they need to be added to (CRN is preferred and can be found under course title on homepage)
Permissions they should have:
- Read Only Facilitator - Can only read content within the site, similar to a student
- Facilitator - Has grading capabilities, but cannot create content, assignments, quizzes, etc
If you’d like to reuse content from a previous site, you can use the “import/copy components” feature in your new course site to import those materials.
Helpful Guides: Overview: Import/Export/Copy Components
If you would like your courses merged, please email Digital.Education@marist.edu with the following information:
- Course CRNs to be merged (can be found under course title on homepage)
- Which course should be the main course (i.e. the course all students will access)
Please note that all content from the merged sites will be lost, such as student submissions, so it is recommended to merge early in the semester.
Use the “Grades” tool to centralize assessment and evaluation for your course. We recommend completing the “Setup Wizard” and creating all grade categories (where applicable) and grade items before creating assignments.
Create groups to share content with specific students. This is useful for group assignments, projects, and discussions.
Use the Quizzes tool to create quizzes with various question types (true or false, multiple-choice, fill in the blank, and so on). Use the Assignments tool to create and manage course assignments.
A discussion forum provides a space for students to discuss various topics asynchronously, outside of the classroom.
The classlist tool in your course site contains a directory of names, emails, and group settings for quick access for all participants in your course.
Use the “Manage Dates” feature to review the dates (start, end, due) associated with items in your course site.
Post an announcement before the first day of class to greet your students and to guide them on where to begin and what to expect on the first day of class. Make sure your site is active so that students receive an email notification.
Panopto videos do not live within iLearn (the LMS), they are actually in a different location and integrated. We’ll be integrating Panopto into Brightspace (the new LMS) so all faculty videos within Panopto will be available in the new system.
To access your Panopto Videos outside of the LMS: https://marist.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Home.aspx