Brightspace tools

The digital learning environment Brightspace contains a number of integrated tools that facilitate different forms of education, such as taking quizzes, giving feedback or giving online lectures.

Brightspace

Brightspace is the digital learning environment of Radboud University. It creates an online environment for your course with discussions, practice tests, a digital portfolio and the possibility to upload video lectures and educational clips.

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Assignments

Lecturers can create assignments in Brightspace with the Assignments tool. Students can use this to submit text files and video files. Lecturers can then use Assignments to assess the submitted work and provide feedback for it.

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Awards

You can show appreciation for a student’s work by allocating Awards in Brightspace. You can hand out an Award instead of a grade. Students and lecturers can then see what progress is made.

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ePortfolio

Brightspace offers the possibility to create a personal ePortfolio. Here students and lecturers can save documents, links, and media and share them with others.

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Discussions

The Discussions tool in Brightspace facilitates discussions between students. Students can also exchange files and provide feedback for one another.

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Grades

The Grades tool in Brightspace makes it possible to connect grades to submitted work. The grades can then be displayed in a Gradebook. On this page you can read what else this tool has to offer.

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H5P

H5P is a tool which allows you to create several interactive components for your learning environment, like a quiz or interactive video within your Brightspace course.

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Kaltura

Kaltura is a video platform you can use through Brightspace. You can use it to add videos, such as educational clips, to your course. You can also edit videos or add quiz questions.

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Ouriginal

You can use Ouriginal to check students’ submitted work for plagiarism. Ouriginal checks essays and assignments for plagiarism with the help of a large database.

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Quizzes

You can use Quizzes to design practice assignments in Brightspace. Results can be shared with the students right away.

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Rubrics

You can provide students with feedback and assess them in Brightspace with the help of the rubrics tool. These rubrics can then be used in combination with other Brightspace tools.

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Virtual Classroom

You can use Virtual Classroom in Brightspace to organise digital meetings with students in a course. You can use the tool for plenary meetings, but it is also possible to divide the students into breakout rooms.

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