Navigate through Brightspace

Once logged in, the Brightspace Home Page will display. At the top of the page you will see the TU Delft logo. You can click on this logo to bring you back to the Home Page from where ever in Brightspace you have navigated to. 

To the right, you will see the following icons:

  • Course Menu (which looks like a waffle)
  • Message Alerts, for email and instant messaging
  • Subscription alerts - shows you when there's a new post in a forum, topic, or thread that you've subscribed to in instant notifications
  • Notifications (there will be an orange dot indicating new, unread notifications)
  • Profile picture, with your name next to it.

Click on your name to expand the settings menu. Here you can:

  • Set up your profile
  • Change notification settings
  • Change account settings
  • Progress
  • Log out of Brightspace

Below the TU Delft icon, you will find the navigation bar. Here you will find links to the following:

  • My Home will take you back to the Home Page
  • My Timetable is where you can add the schedule of your courses
  • Osiris shows your final grades
  • Catalog is where you enroll and unenroll from courses
  • Resources contains links to Career & Counselling Services; My Kaltura Media; Readers; Software Download and Student Portal
  • Help includes the Tips page for how to use Brightspace

Click through each of these to orientate yourself.

Below the navigation bar, you will find some information and news. To the right of that in My Courses are all the courses that you are enrolled in and that you have pinned. Note that by default you won't find them listed there, you need to pin them first to have a quick access to them there. Alternatively, you can always click in View All Courses and search for courses.

Navigate trough a course

Once inside a course, you will see the same elements at the top of the page as on the Brightspace Home Page (TU Delft logo, the navigation bar etc.). Just below that, you will see the name of the course you are in, with a background picture called a course banner, like this:


Below this you will find the Calendar and Upcoming events widgets on the left, and the Announcements next to them.

Navigate back to the top to the navigation bar:

  • Course Home will always take you back to the home page of the course.
  • Content is where you will find all the documents, videos and quizzes that the instructor makes available to you.
  • Collaboration gives you access to Groups and Discussion boards. Note that this is not used in all courses, but you might still be able to access it.
  • Assignments takes you to all the submission folders for this course.
  • Grades displays all the grades that the instructor might make available.

Click on Content to access the course material. You will see a menu on the left-hand side and the content of your course displayed on the right. The menu items at the top are standard in all courses.


Anything below that is customized by instructors. Click through the course to familiarize yourself with the layout.

You can also download the Pulse app. This app is currently mainly used for receiving course notifications, but you can also use it to access some course materials.



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