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Your Future Self Will Thank You! How to Structure and Organize Your Course as a First Step After Course Migration

Jul 16, 2024 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

Registration Deadline: Jul 16, 2024 11:30 AM

Regardless of whether you chose Assisted Migration or Self-Migration, this workshop will help you create an organized foundation for your course site to save you time and improve your Brightspace experience later down the road. Investing your time in some key tasks as you get started with your course will go a long way to improving your future course management experience and the learning experiences of your students!  
Because this workshop demonstrates key organization tasks to complete after migration regardless which migration option you've chosen, this workshop may also be helpful for instructors who are still not yet sure which course migration option to choose after reviewing the course migration option information found on the Requesting Course Migration information page. 

In this workshop you will:  

  • Identify the initial build/clean-up tasks relevant to your courses' migration type 
  • Organize and upload files to Manage Files (e.g. the "Resources" area of Brightspace) 
  • Create a structure for Content (e.g., the "Lessons" area of Brightspace) that aligns with your course design 
This is a "hands-on" workshop. To prepare for the workshop, we recommend that you: 
1. Request your OWL Brightspace personal sandbox if you haven't already. 
Request your sandbox at Sandbox access can take up to a week and you'll be notified by email when it's ready.
2. Review the following sections of Western's OWL Brightspace Self-Guided Instructor Training and make note of any question or tasks related to the session description:
  • Phase I: Structuring and Organizing Your Course
  • Phase II: Building Content (Media Library and Import/Export/Copy Components sections only
How to Access Western's Self-Guided Instructor Training:  
  1. Sign into OWL Brightspace at 
  2. On the purple tool bar at the top of the page, select "Help," then choose "Self-Guided Instructor Training." 
Visit for more information about resources for learning to teach with OWL Brightspace!