Brightspace introduced a new “Work to Do” system widget that can be added onto Course Homepages and is on the Brightspace Main landing page.
By default, this widget is viewable by Learners and pulls data from all tools within the Brightspace Learning Environment including:
There has been some confusion for students with this widget so we are outlining some different homepage options for courses so you can control the usage of this widget.
By default, the “Work-to-do” widget is currently active in most courses.
Instructors may select from several different styles of homepage choices. Some of the options are listed below. Instructors wishing to use one of these options will need to see the directions below to change their pages.
Option 1: Default Basic Homepage with Work-to-Do Widget
Option 2: Course Homepage without Work-to-Do Widget
Option 3: Basic Homepage with “Meet Your Instructor” and “Work-To-Do” Widgets
Directions for removing “Work-to-Do” widget
Removing the Work-to-Do module involves updating your course homepage.
Begin by selecting Course Admin from the navigation bar.
Next, if listing by Category, choose Homepages in the Site Setup category, or, if listing by Name, simply select Homepages).
If you are only interested in the “Work-to-Do” widget, you’ll use the dropdown menu to select “2 – Course Homepage – Default – No Work-to-do Widget” then click apply to make that your active homepage.
Check to ensure the “2 – Course Homepage – Default – No Work-to-do Widget” is set to active as pictured.
Return to the course homepage to see the changes.