Create a course structure

Creating a course structure in Brightspace is very easy. However, setting up a correct course structure requires some knowledge on how information is presented. This page aims to enable instructors to create a clear and concise course structure that is intuitive for students to use.

Courses can be set up in a variety of ways. The most commonly used are:

  • Hierarchical. I.e. Lesson 1, Lesson 2, etc / Chapter 1, chapter 2, etc
  • Chronological or Schedule base. I.e. Week 1, Week 2, etc
  • Activity based. I.e. Content, Assignments, Projects, etc

Of course, Instructors are free to choose a structure but it must be pointed out that the lack of consistency in structures is a major source of student complaints.