Content Information

The Content tool is used to design, create, organize and share course content materials for students and other site participants. Instructors may create text based content, share links to external sources, upload downloadable documents and link to other tools and features within the site. Lesson content can include simple text to multimedia assets, like embedded audio files and video files. Below is a general overview of the Content Tool Features.

Creating Spaces for Course Content: 

Step 1: Go to Content Tool by clicking Content on the course navbar

Step 2: Click on “New Unit”

New Unit link in the top-left of Content area outlined
New Unit is located in the top-left of the Content area in between Outcomes and the Settings gear


Instructors will be asked to choose a title, description, and more. Upon clicking Save and Close, a unit is created, and instructors are ready to begin adding course content. Learn more about about organizing course content in CPI’s article.

Adding Content to Units:

Adding course materials to a unit is very easy on Brightspace. You can drag and drop content from your computer (i.e. links, documents etc.), and you can also use the Add Exisiting or Create New buttons to add content as well.

Click Create New to create text pages (HTML Documents), add links and more (see picture below).

List of options in Create New area. New Lesson, HTML Document, WebLink, Assignment, Discussion, Quiz, Checklist, More

Click Add Existing to share learning objects that exist already.

New Content Experience

Add Existing Material in Brightspace

Modifying Content Items

Instructors can modify all content items after they have been published to the content tool. Instructors can control visibility of the tool, Edit the item, add Release conditions, post to the Homepage, Download, Publish as Learning Object Repository (LOR), reassign it’s unit location and delete the file.


Please contact CPI at with any questions or comments about the contents of this site.