COBA Student eLearning Support

Brightspace by D2L is the Learning Management System of Savannah State University. It's a relatively easy way to create a course web site. A Brightspace course site allows "anytime, anywhere" access to syllabi, readings, multi-media files, electronic dropboxes, online quizzes, communication, grading, student progress reports, etc.

The COBA Academic Support Office is pleased to be able to provide Brightspace, by D2L, Training Videos. This site contains video tutorials covering the most commonly used aspects of Brightspace. Each module is broken into a series of short video tutorials that you can easily digest and use as reference materials.

Brightspace Training Videos (Student)

Login and Introduction to Brightspace Brightspace My Home Page Overview
Course Home Page Overview
Navigate Brightspace - Account Settings Navigate Brightspace - Classlist
Navigate Brightspace - Content Navigate Brightspace - Discussions
Navigate Brightspace - Dropbox Navigate Brightspace - Grades
Navigate Brightspace - Navigation Navigate Brightspace - Notifications
Navigate Brightspace - Pager Navigate Brightspace - Profile
Navigate Brightspace - Quizzes Navigate Brightspace - User Progress

The Benefits of Utilizing the Training Videos Include:

Note: We recommend that you use a high-speed connection to view the tutorials.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the SSU Help Desk at 358-4357.

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You can access an on-line calendar. Available on the My Home and My Course pages, the Calendar tool allows you to set reminders and view important dates and activities that your instructor created.
The Chat tools allow you to communicate via text while on-line at the same time. Using the Chat tool, you can hold private chats with other students or instructors in your courses.
The Checklist tool allows your instructor to give you the steps for a specific process. Then you cannot check off each step of the process as it is completed.
The Classlist provides a list of students and instructors currently enrolled in a course.
The Content tool is where course materials can be found.
The Discussions tool can be used for online discussions between you, other students, and your instructor.
The Dropbox tool is an electronic storage space for documents you will be submitting to your instructor. Submissions are date and time stamped.
The Grades tool allows you to view your grade for the course.
The Pager allows users to page each other by sending a short text message. The next time that the person being paged enters the course, the pager will flash and beep that a message is waiting.
The quiz tool is where your instructor will post Quizzes and exams.
The Survey tool is similar to the quiz tool, but it is not graded and may be anonymous.