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Brightspace has launched

When autumn semester classes will begin in just a few weeks, Blackboard will be history. From now on, all course content will be available on Brightspace, AU’s new learning platform. Help is available from CED if you need help in getting your courses ready in Brightspace.

2021.08.17 | Sinne B. Jakobsen

Brightspace has now replaced Blackboard as AU's university-wide learning platform.


AU’s new university-wide learning platform, Brightspace, has been launched, and will be used at all five faculties starting this semester. From now on, all teaching staff and students will use Brightspace as their learning platform for all courses. The platform has all of the functions you are familiar with from Blackboard – you can upload course content and communicate with each other – but with a more intuitive user interface.

What’s more, students can now choose how they wish to receive information about their courses from the platform. Students can choose between email notifications, the Brightspace app Pulse or simply checking Brightspace on a regular basis.

Before the summer holiday, all teaching staff were given access to Brightspace, and all students have been able to access their courses in Brightspace since mid-August (read the information for the students). 

Teaching staff and course administrators who need help getting their courses ready in Brightspace before classes start are encouraged to take advantage of the many different Brightspace resources offered by CED, AU’s teaching development centre. You’ll find a list of resources, including workshops, how-to videos and much more at medarbejdere.au.dk/en/brightspace/. Here you will also find a quickstart guide to Brightspace that introduces users to the platform’s most important functions.

Need help or more information?

Learn more about Brightspace at medarbejdere.au.dk/en/brightspace.

Teaching staff or course administrators who have specific questions are welcome to contact CED’s Brightspace support team.

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