Questions about Brightspace? Start here

Instructors and faculty across Purdue are preparing for the fall semester by creating their courses in the new D2L Brightspace learning management system.

On Aug. 24, access to Blackboard Learn will end for West Lafayette and Purdue Northwest courses (Purdue Fort Wayne  will have access through the fall semester). Deadlines for PWL and PNW instructors and faculty to request content migration out of the old system have passed; those who have questions about accessing old content can send an email to – but new requests for content transfers are unlikely to take place by the start of the fall semester.

Workshops, consultations and job-aid documents are available for those who have questions about teaching with Brightspace. Click on the appropriate campus below to learn more:

A new webpage has been developed with resources, including how-to guides for instructors and learners, to help answer a wide range of questions about Brightspace.  Go to to learn more.

Teaching and Learning Technologies is hosting virtual drop-in help sessions and consultations to help faculty and instructors prepare to teach this fall. Those seeking a one-on-one consultation can contact Due to the high demand of requests for help, faculty and instructors are encouraged to attend one of the drop-in help sessions scheduled for this month – attending a session can help answer many of the questions instructors or faculty have about setting up their course for the fall semester.

Upcoming West Lafayette workshops are: 

If you have questions about training, or if you need additional resources, please contact Teaching and Learning Technologies at

PFW faculty should please go to CELT’s Register for Events page to register for:

  • Brightspace One-on One CELT Consultations
  • Brightspace Open Labs
  • Brightspace and Resilient Teaching Workshops and Seminars
  • Schedule an appointment

PFW faculty should please use CELT’s Brightspace Resource Page to find handouts and video how-to’s including:

  • Copying and Migrating Courses and Content
  • Creating Content, including videos
  • Building Discussion, Quizzes, and Assignments
  • Building and using the Gradebook
  • Communication and Engagement in Brightspace

CELT’s Webinar Recording Page will provide PFW faculty with full recordings of the following Webinars:


PFW technical questions should be directed to the ITS Help Desk (260-481-6030).

PFW teaching-related questions should be directed to CELT (260-481-6354 or

Please reach out as needed.  We are here to help.

For upcoming Brightspace training's, visit the PNW Office of Instructional Technology Training Calendar.

For additional resources, visit Northwest's Brightspace resources page

Campus contacts

To stay up-to-date with implementation plans, including specific information for the Purdue Northwest and Purdue Fort Wayne campuses, visit

Have questions about the Brightspace? Contact implementation team members at: 

Last updated: August 14, 2020