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Brightspace Student Help @CCC

CCC Brightspace Quick Guide doc for Students

There is no formalized training on Brightspace for students. Every class is is unique. Instructors control activities within their physical classroom; their virtual classroom is also under their control. If a question arises about your class, your instructor is your best resource.

Here are a couple of general questions:

  1. Where are my classes in Brightspace?

Look in your waffle or TicTacToe icon or your Brightspace homepage for current and future classes. If you do not see your current and future classes, verify your enrollment through my.ccc.edu. If you do not have access to past classes, talk to your instructor. Your instructor will be able to unlock your previous semester’s online classroom.

  1. How will Brightspace be used in my class?

It depends on your instructor(*). Read your syllabus and ask your instructor.

  1. Is there a mobile app?

Yes. The Pulse App.


  1. * How do I check grades in Brightspace?

Go to your class in Brightspace-> Assessments-> Grades


  1. * How do I participate in discussions in Brightspace?

Locate the discussions in Content *, Assessments->Discussions, Calendar*

*These additional Assessment links are determined by your instructor.

 View this video Engaging in Discussions

  1. * How do I hand in papers through TurnItIn in Brightspace?

Locate the assignment in Content *, Assessments-> Assignments, Calendar *

*These additional Assessment links are determined by your instructor.

Submitting a TurnItIn Assignment

  1. * How do I test in Brightspace?

Locate the test in Content *, Assessments-> Quizzes, Calendar *

*These additional Assessment links are determined by your instructor.

Taking a Test Online

You may also wish to consult CCCs Student Resources

Fall 2019 | Start of Semester Reminders

Welcome to Brightspace Fall 2019! As you prepare for the fall term, keep in mind that how you use Brightspace is up to you. You may choose to include announcements, content like videos or files, tests/quizzes, virtual discussions, assignment submissions, TurnItIn, grades and more! Psst…hidden in this newsletter is an error, find it, share it […]

Oh, the places you’ll go (with Brightspace)!


Today is your day.

You’re off to Great Places!

You’re off and away!

Here are some Brightspace tools you can use.

Exploit them in whatever way that you choose.

Tell, test, talk, even add extra links.

Offer grades, too.

It’s not as hard as you think.

To engage, involve students in your passion, too,

Is the promise that you and Brightspace can do.

Discussions to lead or have on their own.

Access they’ll have wherever they roam.

Allow self-expression. Let students have their own say.

Guide lots of webquests to Search, search away.

Create tests and quizzes that are scored on that day.

Accept lots of papers the TurnItIn way.

In Groups or in pairs the learning is theirs.

You’ll guide them. You’ll teach them, and show them the way.

You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.

You can use Brightspace however you choose.

Yes, You!

No matter what route you choose or what you might use

With you and these tools, you have nothing to lose.

If students have problems and you know that they will.

CCC supports Brightspace. Really, we do.

There’s online help, me, but most notably YOU.

And when things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t Stew.

Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.

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