About Brightspace

Brightspace is a cloud-based learning management solution that enables K-12 schools, universities, businesses, and government organizations to communicate or engage with students and employees via virtual classrooms, personalized training, video assessments, and more. Professionals can utilize the platform to store created content in a centralized library and reuse resources as per individual requirements.

Brightspace helps businesses interact with multiple stakeholders through a virtual classroom, record videos for future reference and schedule live discussions, training sessions or other important events. Managers can provide staff members with badges & certificates after training completion, improving employee engagement with the brand. Teachers can create lessons with various educational resources and and customize the interface using drag-and-drop functionality. Plus, parents can utilize the dashboard to view upcoming assignments or events and receive automated notifications about course updates.

Brightspace allows educators to monitor students' performance and provide feedback accordingly. It comes with an application programming interface (API), which lets businesses integrate the solution with several third-party student information systems (SIS). Users can enhance the quality of virtual meetings with whiteboards and slide sharing capabilities.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English, Portuguese, Spanish

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Features

Total features of Brightspace: 46

  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Communication Management
  • Content Library
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Curriculum Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Reward Programs
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Interactive Content
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Mobile Learning
  • Parent Portal
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Skill Testing
  • Social Learning
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Management
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Whiteboard
  • eLearning Companies

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5
(161)
Value for Money
3.8/5
Features
4.1/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Support
4.1/5

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Mavares P.
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  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Redefining the learning

Reviewed on 25/7/2018

Create pleasant spaces for interaction among the participants.

Create pleasant spaces for interaction among the participants.

Pros

Technological advances in modern platforms seek, in one way or another, to redefine the concept of human learning. That is why platforms like Brightspace seek not only to manage all the most important aspects of educational management, ranging from the earliest ages to the most advanced students of high school, changing with them and adapting to their cognitive and emotional needs, accompanying them, but without imposing rhythms. And this is possible because Brightspace seeks to personalize learning, focusing them, in a very short time, effectively and in a very simple way. The versatility of the platform makes it absolutely compatible with the wide range of smart devices.
The process of teaching is not limited to the simple act of speaking or explaining in the classroom, this process must be thought, planned, developed, executed and, more importantly, evaluated. Brightspace all those tasks, using their useful tools. As a direct consequence, we can observe a significant improvement in classroom work, which will be noticed, due to the amount of activities that users will begin to share, which will involve parents and tutors, who will be able to manage feedback processes in real time. with personal messages.

Cons

Platforms such as Brightspace must have control or ability to configure pop-up windows, as well as other tools that must adapt to the changing requirements of users. The platform must be more managed so that it can reach more places and be more recommended.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Brightspace is a bright choice

Reviewed on 27/8/2019

Overall, Brightspace is great and functional. I love it compared to all the other platforms that I...

Overall, Brightspace is great and functional. I love it compared to all the other platforms that I am engaged with. I find this to be very easy and organic feeling, but I do run into minor issues here and there. I was obligated to use this software from my institution that I work at, but if given the choice, I'd select this product. I also have worked with many blog-based websites and this feels more similar to the tools in building a Wordpress or on Blogger. If you are familiar with platforms like that, this should feel very native.

Pros

I've used a lot of similar products for educational reasons like Sakai, Blackboard, WebCT, Canvas and so on and one of the pros for me that Brightspace offers is that it's very clean looking compared to some of the above. I personally find it very organic and easy to use, but I've also been using similar programs since college. Still, I feel like the tutorials on Brightspacde and the layout of it is very clean and well organized that even someone very new to this software could work with it. Some of the things I really love is the ability to customize my individual courses with colors, banners and so on, and embedding videos and images is much easier --especially when creating several courses and linking a pre-made quiz or re-uploading a video. I concurrently used this alongside Sakai since I teach at two different colleges and another feature that I'm very pleased with is the ease of connecting TurnItIn

Cons

There's very few items I dislike, and they may just reflect me and my colleagues. Some of the cons are as follows: I have a lot of issues with the grade book that comes with this software. This seems to be an issue I share with my colleagues as well. Some of the grade book issues range from students not being able to view grades, even after I make them visible to them and the site showing a percentage or point instead of a letter grade, even when I click the option for that. I've also had issues with making internal links to site material. For me, I'll be able to view my links, but my students are often unable to. For instance, you can create announcements that are sent out to your collaborators and in that you can put links or embedd videos and images. When I put hyperlinks to external resources, it'll work fine --same with embedding videos. However, when I link an internal link to something like course material or a lesson, it'll give my students an error, yet the student can still log into the assignment or module by going through the tabs on our course's Brightspace. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. It's not a make or break aspect either. For the most part, much of this software works great.

Matt S.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Easy to use and highly customizeable

Reviewed on 15/4/2021

Overall my experience has been good. I just recently learned how to design courses for Brightspace....

Overall my experience has been good. I just recently learned how to design courses for Brightspace. It was easy to pick up, and there was a surprising amount of depth to the system.

Pros

I like how straightforward all of the elements and tools are in Brightspace. When designing courses, everything is where you expect it to be. The way every tool is linked together is done in a way that makes sense. Although the platform is easy and simple to use, you can also get quite in-depth by designing custom elements with html, css, and javascript.

Cons

You are required to set the score for assignments in multiple places. It would be nice if there was a system in place to set them all at once, or to notify what the score should be out of to match the other instances.

Rachel O.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Suitable but not great

Reviewed on 25/2/2021

Brightspace allows completion of basic tasks for learner management and grade dissemination....

Brightspace allows completion of basic tasks for learner management and grade dissemination. However, it is frustrating to use and has more case-by-case / glitching problems that other learning management softwares I have used. It allows me to get the job done, and I suppose I will get used to it eventually, but it is certainly not ideal.

Pros

Brightspace makes it easy to contact students in a class. I like the 'classlist' feature that lists all the students in a class and their university-related contact email. This simplifies either bulk-emailing students (as an instructor) and finding students to study with (as a student). It is also a secure site to centrally access all the information necessary for all my courses.

Cons

Brightspace provides multiple places to find the same things. This is confusing, especially when some assignments are loaded in a given course module but not in the 'Assignments' tab, or vice versa. There are multiple levels of redundancy that are not kept consistent throughout the interface, so it is often confusing to locate materials.
Brightspace is also slow to load. Often, when moving between tabs when I am creating a quiz for the students I teach or grading material, the browser loads for 30-45 seconds before transitioning pages. This is frustrating.
After a class is officially 'over', the course pages are greyed out and prevent access (even when a school has not officially ended yet). This happens immediately after the final in a class, which prevents students from going in to do final grade calculations or download any materials. This is frustrating.
Brightspace has had many issues with plugins, such as Kaltura Media Gallery, which disable access or have perpetual loading or glitching. This leaves the software as unreliable.

Cristen B.
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Needs Improvements

Reviewed on 26/1/2021

Overall, Brightspace allows me to stay in contact with my professor and classmates in a remote...

Overall, Brightspace allows me to stay in contact with my professor and classmates in a remote learning setting.

Pros

All of my grades are in one place and are updated in real time allowing me to keep track of assignments and deliverables.

Cons

Some features can be hard to find, links to live seminars have issues with working occasionally and if your professor does not build out the course accurately, it can be almost impossible to keep the content for each class straight.

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Brightspace has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Brightspace supports the following languages:

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Brightspace supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Brightspace integrates with the following applications:

Google Workspace, Microsoft 365

Brightspace offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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