D2L Brightspace Faculty Guide

Welcome to the D2L Brightspace Faculty Guide — a resource for PCC faculty.

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New Trainings for Faculty

This Spring, the TLC and PimaOnline are offering an "Essential D2L Brightspace" workshop at each campus. This hands-on workshop will help you use online pedagogy techniques to better engage students and better support student-self monitoring and persistence. Participants will learn how to: 1) create and manage live D2L gradebooks; 2) upload syllabi or YouTube videos; 3) copy previous course components; and, 4) export grades as an excel file." Here are the Spring 2020 dates:

  • Friday, February 14, 9-11 at East Campus
  • Friday, March 13, 9-11 at Northwest Campus
  • Friday, April 3, 1-4 pm at West Campus
  • Saturday, April 4, 9-12 pm at Downtown Campus
  • Friday, April 17, 9-11 at Desert Vista Campus

To reserve your space via MyCareerCenter, click on these links for the
weekday or Saturday workshops or email Dena Wakefield at dmwakefield@pima.edu

Grades Settings FAQ

The Center for Learning Technology has compiled a list of common questions and possible solutions to aid you in addressing your D2L Brightspace Grades tool questions. Please review these FAQ topics and select the topic that meets your needs.

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Chapters


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D2L Brightspace Resources

The D2L Brightspace Learning Environment is software that allows Pima Community College to create and host courses on the internet. Review these D2L Brightspace resources to assist you in creating and/or managing your classes using course management system.

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Teaching Resources

By its very nature, online teaching and learning is different from traditional means of education. You and your students are interacting with each other and your course content without physically being together. This suggests new practices are required. The purpose of these pages is to provide teaching strategies and pedagogical resources for you, the online instructor.

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Human Help

The place to go when you just have to talk to someone about your D2L Brightspace classroom. These pages provide contact information for PimaOnline techsupport and Center for Learning Technology instructional designers.

Subscription Training

Provides Pima Community College instructors with unlimited access to on-demand and live virtual D2L Brightspace training. This training enables Pima to keep instructors up-to-date with the latest improvements from D2L Brightspace. Register now!

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Quick Links


PimaOnline Course Development Guide

A resource for faculty who want to improve the quality of their online course and/or develop a new online course.

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D2L Brightspace Ease of Use Training Page

If you attended the D2L Brightspace Ease of Use Training, you can view all of the pages from the training at the D2L Brightspace Ease of Use Training page.

Go to Training Pages

Announcements

The Announcements tool enables you to create news items that help communicate course updates, changes, and new information to your users quickly and effectively. Since My Home or Course Home is the first page that users often see when they log in or access their courses, the News widget is a good area for displaying important information.

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Widgets

Course homepages are made up primarily of informational boxes known as widgets. When you first login to your course, you will see some college-wide widgets on your My Home page. You can customize your Course Home page by adding, removing or reorganizing widgets.

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Note: For technical support, call (520) 206-2342 (8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday) or complete the PimaOnline D2L Brightspace Technical Support form.