Brightspace Core

All the features and support you need to reimagine blended learning for all students, at all grade levels.

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Images of Brightspace Core features for K-12 on multiple devices

A mobile-first LMS for K-12

The responsive interface is designed to make daily tasks easier for students of all ages, teachers, parents, and administrators.

  • Icon-based navigation helps young learners explore the LMS freely and independently.
  • Mobile-friendly interface works on any device: laptop, tablet, or even hand-me-down smartphone.
  • Award-winning accessibility features help teachers ensure every student can access course content.
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Simplified content management

Intuitive course building tool makes it easy for teachers to create lessons aligned to standards — so they can cover what they have to in the way they want to.

  • Content integrations allow teachers to create lessons aligned to standards using materials from publishers, district-developed content, open educational resources (OER), Google Drive™, or Microsoft Office365.
  • Suggested pacing shows how materials fall into the class calendar, and drag-and-drop functionality makes it easy for teachers to add, change, and arrange content for on-the-fly adjustments.
  • Teachers can map content to standards in just a few clicks, and helpful visualizations let teachers know whether they’re covering the right material for standardized tests.

    See it (Brightspace Lessons) in action
Screenshot of the social-like news feed for course homepages

Social hub for course homepages

Social-like news feed gives teachers a quick and easy way to communicate with students on the course homepage. With just a few clicks, teachers can share what’s new and what needs their attention.

  • Teachers can post reminders, upcoming assignments, new content, or messages to kick off class discussions.
  • Integration with Google Drive and the ability to post media from YouTube™ or other favorite sites makes it easy to share content with the class.
  • Students can engage with the teacher and each other by commenting on posts.
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Student portfolio to showcase learning experiences

Portfolio app designed for students of all ages makes it easy for them to share their progress, reflections, and learning experiences.

  • Simple, fun app for tablets guides students through the process of signing in, capturing learning experiences, and posting them for the teacher to see.
  • Students can upload pictures and audio reflections to Brightspace right from the app to demonstrate evidence of learning.
  • Teachers can easily review, approve, and provide feedback on portfolio items, and share them parents in one click.

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Window into the classroom for parents

Dashboard designed for parents helps them stay engaged by providing a snapshot view into how their children are doing.

  • Aggregated view of overdue and upcoming assignments helps parents support their children in staying on track.
  • Prominent notifications show parents when there are potential concerns about missed due dates.
  • Posts from course activity feeds make it easy for parents to keep tabs on what’s going on in school.

    See it (Brightspace for parents) in action
Screenshot of some of the built-in analytics features for teachers

Built-in analytics for teachers

Simple dashboards help teachers make sense of data and track student progress throughout the school year.

  • Class progress tool gives teachers a high-level view of how students are progressing, with the ability to drill down into individual performance metrics.
  • API-based application data allows bi-directional integration of student data with your school’s SIS and other systems.

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