Brightspace is Stony Brook's official learning management system.  Brightspace allows Instructors to share content with their students, conduct outcomes based assessments, track student participation and progress, and communicate via announcements and emails.  Students have the ability to share thoughts with their peers via discussions, track their progress across all courses, and submit work electronically (including video notes) if Instructors allow.  Departments can request Brightspace sites to communicate with their majors/minors as well as professional development spaces for staff.        

Brightspace Announcements


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Faculty Training Options

There are several ways for you to learn Brightspace, including live hands-on training, demonstrations and recorded training:

  • SUNY Training Provided Training
  • DoIT Provided Training
  • Brightspace Provided Training

Brightspace Community

Join the Brightspace Community* to get help and suggestions from other Brightspace users, and then search topics, suggest ideas, and register for Brightspace-provided guided training.

*The Brightspace Community does not use NetID, so you need to set up your account/password for access

Timeline, News and SUNY Implementation

Learn about the Brightspace timeline, news and the SUNY project site.

Academic Technology Service Blog

Check out what's happening at ATS!

Brightspace for Students

Tips for Students

Is your Instructor using Brightspace? 

We encourage all students to read through the tips in the link below!

Download the Pulse App

The Brightspace mobile app is called Pulse. All students should download Pulse to get course notifications, content and much more!

Brightspace Resources

Looking for additional resources?

After you log into Brightspace, you can find Brightspace Resources for Learners on the top Navigation Bar. 

Featured Tools


Are you interested in having your student's work checked for plagiarism? Turnitin®  is available in  Brightspace  for instructors who are looking for a solution similar to SafeAssign. 

Class Progress Tool

The Class Progress tool tracks your learners' overall progress as a course and individually.  This tool can be used to:

  • Monitor progress for any or all users in your course
  • Prepare progress reports
  • Track when a user accesses the course and downloads course content
  • And more!

Quick Eval

The Quick Eval tool offers instructors a single location to view all learner submissions that are awaiting evaluation including quizzes, assignments, and discussions.  Instructors can sort, filter, and search submissions to prioritize their evaluation work. 

Intelligent Agents

Intelligent Agents in Brightspace can assist instructors, administrators, and students by providing an automated message when:

  • A defined student activity occurs in a course
  • An activity does not take place in a course
  • A student does or doesn't login to Brightspace
  • A student does or doesn't enter a particular course


Give your students the power of crossing off to-dos or steps in an assignment with checklists:

Create a checklist, and add it to a Content Module. Then, students can check off items as they complete them. 

HTML Templates

Make engaging and accessible course content

Use HTML Templates, which adjust based on screen size, are accessible and interactive, to style course content pages without having to write code!

The Pulse App

Students can receive instant notifications and update from courses and well as navigate and interact with course material.   Get the Pulse app for iOS and  Android.

3rd Party Tools

There are many add-ons or LTI tools that have been added to Brightspace.  This is a list of what is currently available with links to more information about each one.


Additional Information

Please Contact

Brightspace Support via SUNY Helpdesk

Academic Technology Services