Brightspace Parent & Guardian / Overview (2022)

  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools
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  • PowerSchool Student/Parent Portal
  • AACPS families can use Brightspace Parent & Guardian, to help their students succeed. All parents and guardians are invited to join the Brightspace Parent & Guardian community.

    Features include dynamic dashboards where families can track student progress, teacher communication tools to support school-family connections, and easy access to lessons, assignments, and assessed work/grades.

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    • Family Academy is brought to you by the . We are excited to offer this library of videos, classes, and resources to answer your questions on student Wellbeing & Growth, Navigating AACPS Resources, and Academics & Programs.

      You can access Family Academy by:

      • .
      • When you are logged in, click on the "waffle" at the top to access Family Academy courses.

      Family Academy is available when you are logged on through a browser, not the app.

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      Step by step instructions for logging into your Brightspace Parent & Guardian account:
      Login Instructions

      Your login for Brightspace Parent & Guardian is the same login you use on PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you are unsure of what that is, or if you have never logged in to PowerSchool, please contact the front office at your child's school.

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      Brightspace Parent & Guardian Mobile App

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    • Create a Parent Portal Account
      Brightspace uses the same login as PowerSchool.
      Contact your child's school for an Access ID and Password.
      Establish a Parent Portal Account

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      Forgot Username or Password | Change Username
      Contact your child's school for further assistance.

      Questions about Student Assessments & Grades
      Email your child's teacher.

      Questions Concerning Brightspace Parent & Guardian
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    • Brightspace is a learning management system (LMS) that teachers and students use for online teaching and learning. Brightspace is a multimedia environment designed to support all aspects of learning. Features include dynamic learning dashboards where students, families, and teachers can track student engagement and achievement; communication tools to support teacher-student-family connection and interaction; and easy access to lessons, assignments, learning resources, and assessed work/grades. This videoprovides a helpful explanation.

    • Brightspace Parent & Guardian is an easy and secure way for teachers to share information with families. Parents and guardians can log in at any time, as well as receive weekly emails with the latest information on their student(s). Parents can quickly see what assignments are coming due, the latest news from the classroom, examples of their child’s work, check out recent assignment grades, and review feedback. Parents will get insight into what is happening in the classroom and have the information they need to help their student(s) reach their potential.

    • You will log into Brightspace Parent & Guardian using the same username and password that you use to access theAACPS PowerSchool Parent Portal.

      Visit https://www.aacps.org/Page/1325for directions and resources or to set up a Parent Portal account.Contact your child’s school for further assistance.

      Parents with a Student/Parent Portal account that use their AACPS network credentials or have a duplicate of a username already in use in PowerSchool will need to change their Parent Portal username to access the Brightspace platform as a parent.

      Use theseDirectionsto change your Parent Portal username.

    • Watch this video to see how easy it is to view upcoming and overdue assignments, grades, teacher feedback, and other key information to help you help your student succeed. In addition, Brightspace Parent & Guardian allows you to sign up for weekly emails which will send key information about upcoming or overdue assignments and recent grades right to your email inbox.

    • Yes – when you are logged in to Brightspace Parent & Guardian, you will easily be able to see each of your children’s information from the same dashboard.

      Additional K-12 children can be added by following these directions.

    • PowerSchool Parent Portal is NOT going away. Your PowerSchool Parent Portal account will still provide you with the big picture of your student’s overall performance. You will continue to use it to see cumulative grades for each course, past report cards, attendance information, and to email your student’s teachers.

    • PowerSchool and Brightspace Parent & Guardian work together to provide more complete information to help families support their students. PowerSchool provides a summarized overview of a student's grades, while Brightspace Parent & Guardian provides current and more in-depth information about your child’s assignments and class status.

      Brightspace Parent & Guardian

      • Shows upcoming assignments

      • Shows rubrics for assignments

      • Flags overdue assignments

      • Can send weekly emails with upcoming & overdue assignments and other key information

      • Gives access to student’s submitted work and teacher feedback

      • Shares teacher announcements and discussions

      PowerSchool

      • Shows real-time class assignment data

        • Final grades

        • Upcoming graded opportunities

        • Flags for collected, not handed in (NHI), missing, late, incomplete, exempt, and/or absent

      • Shows real-time cumulative and final class grades and report card grades

      • Shows teacher comments at the course, assignment, and score level

      • Shows real-time attendance data

      • Shows teacher contact information

      • Shows class syllabus

      • Set weekly/daily email notifications for attendance and grades

      • Electronic Forms

        • Acknowledgement of review of the Student Handbook

        • Request to change a course (in accordance with AACPS Policy)

        • Senior Contract

        • Course Request Verification

      • Mobile app to allow for quick viewing of grades, attendance and assignments with push notifications when enabled

    • You can log into Brightspace Parent & Guardian on any device - including your Smartphone!

    • When you are logged in to your Brightspace Parent & Guardian dashboard, select your name in the top right corner of the screen. Under Notifications, you can input an email address and request weekly email notifications.

    • You cannot use an AACPS student Chromebook to access your Brightspace Parent & Guardian accounts.

      (Video) Understanding Brightspace for Parents
    • Yes. Brightspace Parent & Guardian is available for iOS® and Android™ using a supported device. Search Brightspace Parent & Guardian in your app store to download. View our Brightspace Parent & Guardian Mobile App Setup Instructions to connect to your account.

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      Note: Be sure to download Brightspace Parent & Guardian. The Brightspace Pulse and Brightspace Portfolio apps are for students and teachers.

      Family Academy is available in a web browser only, not on the app.

    • Brightspace Portfolio is a tool that empowers learners of all ages to independently capture evidence of learning. Learners can maintain their digital portfolio year after year, as they progress through their learning journey.

      Work placed in the Portfolio by a student or teacher must be shared by the teacher (not all work will be shared) to show in the Portfolio area of Brightspace Parent & Guardian.

      This is an optional tool and will not be used by all teachers in all courses. More information on Portfolio

    • Restricted classes are most frequently seen in a senior’s account. When a student is not enrolled in a full schedule, the placeholder in the system is called a “Restricted Class.” It is only a placeholder and will not include grades and assignments.

    • Brought to you by the , Family Academy is a library of videos, classes, and resources to answer your questions about student wellbeing, AACPS resources, and academic and curriculum programs. It is available as three courses in Brightspace Parent & Guardian.

    • Family Academy is available as three courses in Brightspace Parent & Guardian. When you log in, click on the "waffle" in the top right corner. You will see three options: Wellbeing & Growth, Navigating AACPS Resources, and Academics & Programs. Choose any of the courses to enter Family Academy and move among them.

      Family Academy is accessible on a web browser. It is not included in the Brightspace Parent & Guardian app.

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    (Video) Brightspace Tour for Parents and Guardians
    (Video) Create a list of parent and guardian emails in BrightSpace using the Classlist

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    FAQs

    Do parents have access to Brightspace? ›

    MyCBE login (parent access) - Personal parent access to Brightspace via MyCBE will allow you to see a summarized view of your child's overdue items, upcoming work, recent grades, student created Portfolio items shared by the teacher, and news and homework reminders from the activity feed.

    How do parents use Brightspace? ›

    Access for parents on both mobile and desktop devices is available through the login steps below. The parent view is the same in both the browser and mobile app. Go to Brightspace login page. On Brightspace login page, in the section labelled Parents, click the “Sign In” button.

    How do I connect my parents to Brightspace? ›

    For parents and guardians to access the Brightspace platform, administrators must create parent/guardian users who have relationships with their children. You can only create parent/guardian-child user relationships using the following SIS integrations: Holding Tank, IPSIS LIS 2.0, IPSIS OneRoster, or D2L Standard CSV.

    How does Brightspace work for students? ›

    With Brightspace, you can easily set up individualized learning paths for your learners, keep them on track with automated nudges, give them personalized feedback and engage them through gamification, social tools, video and other powerful features.

    Can parents see announcements in Brightspace? ›

    Brightspace Parent & Guardian allows authorized parents and guardians to log in to a school's Brightspace Learning Environment to see what their children are working on, what's on the schedule, and the latest news from the classroom.

    What can you do on Brightspace? ›

    Brightspace Pulse

    It provides one easy view of course calendars, readings, assignments, evaluations, grades and announcements. The app can help learners make better decisions about how to handle workload, when to submit assignments and when to prepare for tests.

    How do I email my parents on Brightspace? ›

    From within your Classlist click on the arrow beside a student's name and email the parents.

    How do you login to Brightspace? ›

    From a supported browser, browse to the URL provided by your organization. Enter your Username and Password. Tip: If you forget your password, click Forgot your password. Your organization sends you a password reset link to the email address associated with the username you specify.

    When using D2L What are the browser recommendations? ›

    We recommend using either the Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers for D2L. They may be downloaded using the links on this page. DO NOT use Internet Explorer 11 or earlier.

    Is Brightspace a learning management system? ›

    Brightspace is a web-based learning management system (LMS) software system that allows our users to easily manage course work, assignments, and evaluations on campus, online and around the world.

    Is Brightspace hard to learn? ›

    Brightspace LMS is very easy to use and can easily be learnt by students and instructors. The interface is very clean and makes it easy to find exactly what you need!

    Is Brightspace better than blackboard? ›

    Blackboard Learn has 418 reviews and a rating of 4.07 / 5 stars vs Brightspace which has 189 reviews and a rating of 4.22 / 5 stars. Compare the similarities and differences between software options with real user reviews focused on features, ease of use, customer service, and value for money.

    How do I hide my announcements on Brightspace? ›

    Click the fold-out arrow behind an announcement title to: Edit: you can use the same options as when you are creating a new announcement. View: view the announcement in its entirety. Dismiss from Widget: this option makes the announcement invisible on the homepage.

    Does Brightspace record your screen? ›

    On the main Brightspace Capture Encoder screen, click Options. On the Camera and Screen tab, in the Automation section, do one of the following: To take continuous screenshots of your desktop, select Images. To record a video of your desktop, select Video (High Bandwidth).

    What information does Brightspace track? ›

    Track a user's grades, completion of learning objectives, access of content topics, participation in discussions, assignment submissions, quiz submissions, checklist completion, survey responses, login history, and system access.

    Can Brightspace detect cheating? ›

    Reduce cheating with plagiarism prevention

    Detect, prevent and handle plagiarism, regardless of language. By using our plagiarism detection partner you'll get an automatic text-recognition system integrated right into the Brightspace platform.

    How do I email my teacher on Brightspace? ›

    Send an email to an individual (e.g. instructor, TA or peer)
    1. Select Classlist from the navbar.
    2. Click the checkbox for the person(s) you wish to contact and click Email.
    3. Type your message in and hit Send.
    25 Sept 2020

    How do you send a message on Brightspace? ›

    Student Help Desk
    1. Access your course on D2L Brightspace.
    2. Click on Classlist within the course navigation bar.
    3. Locate the person you want to send a message to and click on their name. ...
    4. Edit the subject, type your message, and add any attachments.
    5. Click the Send button near the top-left or bottom-left of the window.

    Can I access Brightspace on my phone? ›

    Overview. Keep a beat on your courses with the Brightspace Pulse app. Available on Android and iOS, this app allows you to check in to your courses that utilize D2L Brightspace even when you're on the go.

    What is a D2L account? ›

    D2L is designed to create a rich online learning environment for students. The D2L system provides a platform for instructors to post course documents, lectures, assignments and exams, as well as collaborative learning experiences such as discussion forums and more.

    How do I setup my Brightspace Pulse app? ›

    Setting Up & Navigating the Brightspace Pulse App - YouTube

    Which browser is best for Brightspace? ›

    Brightspace Platform Requirements:
    • Chrome 100+ (released March 2022)
    • macOS Safari 15+ (released Sept 2021)
    • Firefox 99+ (released April 2022)
    • Microsoft Edge 100+ (released April 2021)
    • Chrome OS Chrome 100+ (released March 2022)
    • iOS Safari 15+ (released Sept 2021)
    • Android Chrome 100+ (released March 2022)
    25 Apr 2022

    Can Brightspace see other windows? ›

    The answer is no - browser tabs are sandboxed so they run in a completely closed-off environment, where they can try to ask the browser for some minimal data. It's impossible to tell whether you have any other tabs, browser windows or programs open.

    What is the recommended browser for Brightspace? ›

    Preferably use a Desktop and/or a Laptop. Some tablet devices like iPad can also be used with limited functionality. used to access Brightspace. The Google Chrome is the default browser, and it supports Brightspace.

    How do I email my parents on Brightspace? ›

    From within your Classlist click on the arrow beside a student's name and email the parents.

    When using D2L What are the browser recommendations? ›

    We recommend using either the Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers for D2L. They may be downloaded using the links on this page. DO NOT use Internet Explorer 11 or earlier.

    How do I email my teacher on Brightspace? ›

    Send an email to an individual (e.g. instructor, TA or peer)
    1. Select Classlist from the navbar.
    2. Click the checkbox for the person(s) you wish to contact and click Email.
    3. Type your message in and hit Send.
    25 Sept 2020

    How do you send a message on Brightspace? ›

    Student Help Desk
    1. Access your course on D2L Brightspace.
    2. Click on Classlist within the course navigation bar.
    3. Locate the person you want to send a message to and click on their name. ...
    4. Edit the subject, type your message, and add any attachments.
    5. Click the Send button near the top-left or bottom-left of the window.

    Which browser is best for Brightspace? ›

    Brightspace Platform Requirements:
    • Chrome 100+ (released March 2022)
    • macOS Safari 15+ (released Sept 2021)
    • Firefox 99+ (released April 2022)
    • Microsoft Edge 100+ (released April 2021)
    • Chrome OS Chrome 100+ (released March 2022)
    • iOS Safari 15+ (released Sept 2021)
    • Android Chrome 100+ (released March 2022)
    25 Apr 2022

    Can Brightspace see other windows? ›

    The answer is no - browser tabs are sandboxed so they run in a completely closed-off environment, where they can try to ask the browser for some minimal data. It's impossible to tell whether you have any other tabs, browser windows or programs open.

    What is the recommended browser for Brightspace? ›

    Preferably use a Desktop and/or a Laptop. Some tablet devices like iPad can also be used with limited functionality. used to access Brightspace. The Google Chrome is the default browser, and it supports Brightspace.

    Videos

    1. Brightspace for Parents - Monitor Homework - Parents
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    2. March 2022 / 20.22.3 Release Highlights Video
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    3. D2L Brightspace - Introduction to D2L for Parents
    (DDSB Innovative Education)
    4. Brightspace for Families
    (AACPS OIT2)
    5. Brightspace Overview for Elementary Virtual School Students and Families
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    6. April 2022 / 20.22.4 Release Highlights Video
    (Brightspace Tutorials)

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