Educators now have access to four new widgets to enhance student learning in Brightspace! HTDLL, George Janeteas, shares more about each new widget in the video explanations.

Photo Banner.mp4

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Photo Banner

Allows teachers to upload images in a carousel with the option to have each photo link to relevant information.

☑️ Great way to capture the attention of your students.

☑️ Visual images to support learning.

☑️ Celebrate student work and class moments to highlight learner contributions, and inspire peers.

Welcome Window.mp4

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Welcome Window

The first time a student logs into a course, the Welcome widget will display a pop-up message. You can use it to update students when you have an important change or announcement you want students to know about.


☑️ Can provide information to new students about how your courses work, where to find resources, and even how to navigate Brightspace.

☑️ The messages can include text, images, and even short videos.

Slim Announcements.mp4

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Slim Announcements

Gives teachers the option for a more simplified view of the announcements by trimming the display to a single image and a set length of text on the course landing page.


☑️ Concise messaging helps to avoid overwhelming information for the users.

Visual Table of Contents.mp4

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Visual Table of Contents

Creates a card in the widget for every unit created on the content page to track progress as students are working through the content.


☑️ Adds a highly visual and organized system to your homepage to support course content.

☑️ Help support and promote learner progress.


Brightspace: Virtual Learning Support Grid

Brightspace's (D2L) is an online learning platform used across the TDSB, by teachers K - 12 for virtual, simultaneous & blended learning. The Brightspace suite of online learning tools is provided to all Ontario school districts by the Ministry of Education and is fully supported for use in TDSB by staff and students.