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This tool was developed to provide easy access for UHI staff to Brightspace guidance resources. You can refine the results by using the category filters found on the left-hand menu, or simply use the search box to locate what you are looking for.

For local support in using Brightspace tools, contact your Champion.

For technical support with Brightspace, Turnitin, Urkund or Mahara, raise a Unidesk ticket and select the 'virtual learning' tile.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this tool or would like to arrange a Brightspace workshop for your programme team, please contact the Educational Development Unit at EDU@uhi.ac.uk

For guidance on other aspects of curriculum design go to the EDU Support Portal and the EDU website.

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The guidance in the Brightspace Guidance Portal has been created by the UHI Educational Development Unit specifically for UHI colleagues teaching and supporting students enrolled on UHI courses.

In addition to these resources, there is a wealth of resources developed by Desire2Learn (D2L), the makers of Brightspace. Once you have learned the basics in Brightspace you may like to explore the D2L resources, however you need to be aware that the terminology may be slightly different and UK GDPR compliance may restrict some actions.

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The D2L YouTube channel has a large number of short ‘how to’ videos on a wide range of Brightspace tools and features. The videos are in the public domain.
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All UHI staff have access to the Subscription training. The resources give comprehensive guidance on Brightspace tools. To access this training, you will need to register with the Brightspace Community site. Here is the guidance on how to register and access the Subscription Training.
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Membership of the Brightspace Community will give you access to the Brightspace customer forum, and the Product Idea Exchange in addition to guidance resources. You can access it from the Help menu inside Brightspace but remember you have to register first. Here is the guidance on how to register with the Brightspace Community and further information on how you can influence future developments in Brightspace.
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A great way to find out what UHI colleagues are saying about Brightspace is to join staff Brightspace by D2L Yammer group. Use it to share your good news stories and pose your questions.

This tool was developed by University of Highlands and Island's Educational Development Unit (EDU).

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Video assignments: Staff guide

Video assignments give students (individually or in groups) the ability to create video presentations, answer questions using video and much more. This guide illustrates how to make the most of this tool.

Video assignments
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