Tech 4 U

Making Technology Work for You 

(Brightspace Newsletter, rebranded for YOU) 

Midterm Reminders 

Below are direct links to the most common middle-of-the-semester tasks:

  1. How do I create a midterm exam in the Quizzes tool
  2. How do I create a midterm grade item or a calculated midterm grade
  3. How do I locate dropped students’ grades?
  4. How do I show students the Final Calculated Grade item?
  5. How do I use Grades?
  6. For more help, visit


Did you know? 


What’s New in Brightspace? 

Release Notes

Every month Brightspace releases a video of new features. Keep informed and watch below!

September 2020 Highlights

October 2020 Highlights

All Release Notes



Upcoming Training? 

View training course descriptions and recordings here

View training calendar here


  • All About Quizzes Training
  • Thursday 10/8 @ 4pm – Register
  • Monday 10/12 @ 11am – Register
  • Wednesday 10/14 @ 12pm – Register
  • All About Grades Training
  • Friday 10/9 @ 10am – Register
  • Wednesday 10/14 @ 9am – Register
  • Friday 10/16 @ 1pm – Register

Meeting ID: 939 9929 2561
Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Drop-in Help

  • Monday 3pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 5pm-6pm
  • Wednesday 10am- 12pm
  • Thursday 10am-11am, 12:30-1:30pm* & 3pm-4pm
  • Friday 12pm-1pm

Meeting ID: 912 6347 0950
Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

**Please check the training schedule to verify the Zoom room and times.

*Thursdays from 12:30-1:30pm have a different zoom link and are hosted by WR Faculty Champion Dr. Laurie Alfaro


Faculty Spotlight? 

This month we highlight Valerie Pell from Wilbur Wright’s English department. One of the many hats she wore was Wright’s Brightspace Faculty Champion in 2018.

Tenacious, critical, and kind, Valerie made the Brightspace community stronger. While her focus was always her students, she shared her struggles and solutions to Brightspace quirks with us through office hours, videos, and workshops.

She passed away on August 9, 2020. She will be missed. You can contribute to a support fund for Valerie’s family here

Doing something great with Brightspace? Share it with us!

We are always looking for innovative ways that instructors use Brightspace within their classes. Do you have an assignment that translates well to Brightspace? Have you incorporated some of Brightspace’s more advanced features? Do you have unique ways to communicate with students via Brightspace? We would love to showcase the great work that you’re doing.


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