Blackboard and Brightspace Differences

This article will detail the differences between Brightspace and Blackboard.  This will be continuously updated overtime as more differences are identified. 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students and Teaching Assistants

This KB Article References: Brightspace
This Information is Intended for: Faculty, Staff, Students, Teaching Assistants
Last Updated: August 05, 2022
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Discussions

 

Modifying and Deleting Discussion Posts

In Blackboard, instructors could choose if they would like for students to have the ability to modify or delete their discussion posts, however in Brightspace, this feature does not exist.  Meaning students will not have the ability to delete or modify discussion posts that they have already submitted in Brightspace. 

 

Forums

Forums in Blackboard allow instructors to name their discussion and provide a description of it for students.  In Brightspace, these are called Topics.  

Forums in Brightspace allow instructors to organize their topics in different categories.  Each discussion forum in Brightspace will contain one or more topics. 

 

Image detailing a forum in brightspace and a topic being placed under it.

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