Oct. 9, 2020—The Vanderbilt University Learning Exchange is launching a pilot program for a new test repository that includes old exams contributed by current faculty. The exchange seeks to offer current undergraduate students additional tools to improve their mastery of course material and allow them to make more informed decisions when selecting courses.
Aug. 24, 2020—Zoom is currently experiencing widespread outages with its web portal, which Brightspace relies upon. However, the Zoom desktop client is working, so students, faculty and staff should be able to use Zoom for teaching, learning and meetings throughout the day.
Mar. 18, 2020—Vanderbilt University has put a priority on providing faculty and students with all of the tools and resources they need to be successful during the move to online and alternative education.
Mar. 11, 2020—The Center for Teaching is making available a number of resources for faculty and other instructors, including video conference and screencasting tools, as they move elements of their classes online following the announcement that Vanderbilt will move to alternative instruction starting March 16.
Mar. 9, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching offers a wide variety of instructional resources to help support teaching at a distance for all Vanderbilt faculty. In addition, training sessions explaining “Tools for Putting Your Courses Online” as well as other ways to leverage virtual tools to facilitate learning are planned over the next week.
Aug. 23, 2018—Vanderbilt University has adopted a new policy to provide clear guidance on handling copyrighted materials.
Aug. 16, 2017—Bright space, Vanderbilt’s new course management system, can be used to share course resources with students, communicate with students and engage them in discussion, administer quizzes and other assignments, and provide students with feedback on their learning.
Apr. 19, 2017—Bright space, which will replace Blackboard as Vanderbilt’s course management system this summer, is now available for instructors planning their summer and fall courses.
Jan. 11, 2017—Vanderbilt will launch Brightspace as its primary course management system in summer 2017 replacing Blackboard, the university’s current system.