USC’s Brightspace Champions Training Opportunities

An overview of training offerings

USC Training OfferingsOfferings Provided by Brightspace
USC Brightspace Faculty Institute–Foundations
(Recordings available to all Pilot faculty)
Brightspace Webinar Series 
(Recordings available to registrants for 60 days)
Premium Brightspace Guided Training
(Customized asynchronous Brightspace guide)
Just-in-Time Workshops 
(Additional support on Brightspace tools)
ITS LMS Drop-in Office Hours 
(Technical support)
ITS LMS 1:1 Consultations 
(Technical support)
CET Consultations 
(Pedagogical support)

USC Offerings

USC Brightspace Faculty Institute–Foundations

*Note: All champions are welcome in the institute; faculty status is not required.

ITS and CET will host two sections of an interactive, synchronous institute on using Brightspace. Every session will provide Champions with 1) pedagogical strategies, 2) demonstrations on how to use Brightspace tools that support those strategies, and 3) practice sessions in break-out rooms with colleagues and tech support. Sessions will be recorded to provide flexibility and allow review of the material presented. The institute includes 7 90-minute sessions and 1 asynchronous introduction module covering 8 topics.

Section 1 – Mondays and Wednesdays
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Pacific Time)

  • Preview material – Course Navigation and User Options (Asynchronous review prior to first session)
  • Wednesday, October 25 – Uploading and Creating Content (Module 1) 
  • Monday, October 30 – Creating an assignment submission (Module 2)
  • Wednesday, November 1 – Grading and providing feedback (Module 3)
  • Monday, November 6 – Gradebook Set-up (Module 4)
  • Wednesday, November 8 – Creating a quiz, survey, and self-assessment (Module 5)
  • Monday, November 13 – Communicating with students (Module 6)
  • Wednesday, November 15 – Collaboration: Discussions and Groups (Module 7)

Section 2 – Tuesdays and Thursdays
8:30 am – 10:00 am (Pacific Time)

  • Preview material – Course Navigation and User Options (Asynchronous review prior to first session)
  • Thursday, October 26 – Uploading and Creating Content (Module 1)
  • Tuesday, October 31 – Creating an assignment submission (Module 2)
  • Thursday, November 2 – Grading and providing feedback (Module 3)
  • Tuesday, November 7 – Gradebook Set-up (Module 4)
  • Thursday, November 9 – Creating a quiz, survey, and self-assessment (Module 5)
  • Tuesday, November 14 – Communicating with students (Module 6)
  • Thursday, November 16 – Collaboration: Discussions and Groups (Module 7)

Premium Brightspace Guided Training

Access to asynchronous Brightspace Guided Training and recordings of institute sessions will be available to all Champions participating in the pilot and their TAs in their Brightspace account, as an independent study option.

Just-in-Time Workshops

Workshops will be held on topics on which institute participants would like additional support. 

ITS LMS Office Hours

Drop-in ITS Brightspace Technical Support Office Hours (Pacific Time)

ITS LMS 1:1 Consultations

Schedule your one-on-one ITS LMS consultation for technical support on how to navigate and use Brightspace tools.

CET Consultations

Schedule your CET consultation for pedagogical support on designing your course using Brightspace tools. 

Offerings Provided by Brightspace

Webinar Series Provided by Brightspace

Champions who are unable to attend the USC Brightspace Faculty Institute also have the option to register for a series of 6 2-hour training webinars provided by Brightspace LMS specialists to USC instructional designers and instructional support staff to prepare them for supporting faculty in the Spring. You can register for each of the 6 webinars by clicking the linked titles in the list below.  

Recordings of each of these webinars will be available to those who register for 60 days after the webinar takes place. You must register for (but do not have to attend) the webinars to have access to the recordings. 

Meeting Times and Topics (Pacific Time)

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