As the Interim Director of Digital Learning, you might be expecting me to tell you all about how our new Learning Management System will allow us to expand our online course offerings. That might happen, but that is not why VTS invested so much energy over the last year to select and implement Brightspace, our new LMS. The greatest impact Brightspace will have on the VTS community are the ways it will support the faculty and students involved in our residential master’s courses and our summer doctoral courses.
Three of the things I think VTS faculty and students will appreciate most about Brightspace are:
(1) Its ascetically pleasing layout allowing faculty to easily include images, videos, and other multimedia resources in their course sites.
(2) The ability to add files or submit assignments by dragging and dropping them from your desktop directly into the system.
(3) Flexibility in organizing course sites, so they can be used for everything from weekend workshops to semester-long courses.
You will be hearing more about Brightspace over the summer. If you want to see it and haven’t, please stop by the Computer Lab or Digital Learning Office and a member of our team will be happy to show it to you.
The Rev. Stacy Williams-Duncan Interim Director of Digital Learning and Trotter Visiting Professor