About Brightspace for Faculty & Staff

From Blackboard to D2L's Brightspace

Jamestown Community College has been selected to participate in the first cohort of SUNY colleges to migrate our learning management system from Blackboard to Desire2Learn’s (D2L) Brightspace. An LMS transition committee has been established, with Crystal Rose-Williams, Kyle Brown, and Cori Dungan helping to develop the project.

The goal of this SUNY initiative is to have a shared learning management system for all SUNY campuses. Students, faculty, and staff benefit from a single online learning platform, consistent templates, better training opportunities and support, and a common set of online tools for all SUNY institutions.

Brightspace is JCC's learning management system for instruction beginning fall 2022. Migrate your courses from Blackboard before December 21, 2022.

    More information

    JCC recommends SUNY training through SUNY’s Center for Professional Development. SUNY login is required.

    There are a number of live options, but they fill up quickly. All live sessions are recorded and available in the JCC Brightspace environment.

    • Spark Training: I use Blackboard to supplement my face-to-face courses (and I have taught Remote courses). I am apprehensive to try new technology.
    • Ignite Training: I use Blackboard to supplement my face-to-face courses (and I have taught Remote courses). I am comfortable trying new technology.
    • Blaze Training: I use Blackboard to teach online or hybrid courses. I am apprehensive to try new technology.
    • Bonfire Training: I use Blackboard to teach online or hybrid courses. I am comfortable trying new technology.

    Brightspace YouTube videos:

    How do I log into Brightspace?

    How do I access my courses in Brightspace?

    How do I export a course from Blackboard to Brightspace?

    How can I use private discussions for journaling?

    How do I create links in Brightspace so that students are able to directly access web links without having to leave Brightspace?