Editing Content

Brightspace Editor Basics

The Brightspace Editor integrates with all Brightspace tools that have HTML content creation capabilities. For example, the Brightspace Editor is available when you edit discussion topics, create custom instructions for Assignment (dropbox) folders, and create content topics. 

HTML Editor

The Brightspace Editor has three options you can choose when viewing content:

  • Design view
    • The design view loads automatically when the Brightspace Editor is accessed. Use this view to quickly create and format content without needing any prior knowledge of HTML. Enter your content and use the available controls to apply formatting to your text, insert images and tables, and create links.
  • Source Editor view
    • Click the The source editor icon to display the source editor view. This view displays the code that structures and formats your content. Use this view if you have experience with HTML and prefer to author your content in HTML or want to apply styles from a cascading style sheet (CSS). If you have HTML-based content from another application, you can also copy and paste that code into the source editor view.
  • Preview
    • Use the view to display a preview of your HTML content in a new window. This allows you to preview content and ensure that it displays as expected prior to saving any changes.