1. Add Files
    1. Access your Course Modules
    2. Drag and Drop Files into the Content Area
    3. Upload Files in the Content area
  2. Add Video or Audio Files
  3. Add a File from OneDrive
  4. Related Support Topics

There are a variety of file types you can upload to your course to post important course content and increase student engagement, including:

  • Word documents
  • PDFs
  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Video or Audio files

D2L Brightspace allows for a range of accepted file types. You can view the full list of accepted file types on the Brightspace Community Site: “What kinds of files can I use for course content?”

WARNING: Brightspace may allow you to upload alternative file types from those indicated in D2L support documentation. However, uploading non-accepted file types may result in unpredictable, undesirable results. For example, unsupported media file types may results in media files that are not playable or that play with no audio. For best performance in Brightspace, only use accepted file types.

Add Files

Files are added/created under the Module sections of your course page. To access your course modules, follow the instructions below or see the Adding Modules and Submodules for instructions on how to add a new module or sub-module to your course.

There are two ways to upload files to a module:

Access your Course Modules

NOTE: To add a file to your course page, you will first need to add a new module. See Adding Modules and Submodules for instructions.
  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course Selector Grid  and select the course from the drop-down menu. If you are enrolled in more than 20 courses, you can search for the course name using the search bar.
  3. In the Navbar, click Content. The content area will open on the left side of your course page.                   
  4. Under Table of Contents in the left sidebar, click on a module example of a module in the content section of a Brightspace course page

You can drag and drop or upload files to your module page.

Drag and Drop Files into the Content Area

NOTE: To drag and drop your files, you first need to access your course modules.
  1. Locate your file on your computer.
  2. Click and drag your file into the Drag and drop files here to create and update topics field. You will see a Content uploaded successfully message.

Your file will appear as a blue topic link on your Module page in Brightspace.

Example of a file link in Brightspace

Upload Files in the Content area

NOTE: Confidential information, such as student names and email addresses, should not be placed within course Content areas. Doing so may conflict with data privacy laws.
  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course Selector Grid  and select the course from the drop-down menu. If you are enrolled in more than 20 courses, you can search for the course name using the search bar.
  3. In the Navbar, click Content. The content area will open on the left side of your course page.                   
  4. Under Table of Contents in the left sidebar, click on a module example of a module in the content section of a Brightspace course page
  5. Click Upload/Create.
  6. Select Upload Files.
  7. In the Add a File window, select My Computer.
  8. Click Upload                                
  9. Select a file from your computer, then click Open.
    NOTE: You cannot upload a file larger than 2GB. 
  10. Click Add. You will see a Content uploaded successfully message.

Your file will appear as a blue topic link on your Module page in Brightspace.

Example of a file link on a Brightspace course page

Add Video or Audio Files

Files are added/created under each Module section of your course content page. Click Content in your Navbar to access your course content area and upload files. 

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course Selector Grid  and select the course from the drop-down menu. If you are enrolled in more than 20 courses, you can search for the course name using the search bar.
  3. In the Navbar, click Content. The content area will open on the left side of your course page.Content link in a Brightspace course navbar
  4. Under Table of Contents in the left sidebar, click on a module
  5. Click Upload/Create.
  6. Select Video or Audio from the menu options.
  7. A new window will open with two tabs titled Web Video or Audio and Upload. You can use either of these options, depending on whether you want to use a URL to place the video in your course or the file is coming from your computer.  
    • Web Video or Audio 
      1. Copy and paste the URL of your video or audio into the Enter Url or Embed Code box.  
      2. The video should automatically preview and prompt you to enter a Title 
      3. Once you have entered a title, click the Save button at the bottom left of the window.
    • Upload
      1. Click Browse to access your computer files.  
      2. Select the video or audio file from your computer files, then click Open A progress bar will appear displaying the percentage of upload completion.                             
        NOTE: You cannot upload a file larger than 2GB. 
      3. The video should automatically preview and prompt you to provide a Title 
      4. Once you have entered a title, click the Save button at the bottom left of the window.

Your video will appear as a blue topic link on your Module page in Brightspace.

Example of a file link on a Brightspace course page

Add a File from OneDrive

You can upload files from Microsoft OneDrive to a module in Brightspace

To add a file from OneDrive:

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course Selector Grid  and select the course from the drop-down menu. If you are enrolled in more than 20 courses, you can search for the course name using the search bar.
  3. In the Navbar, click Content. The content area will open on the left side of your course page.Content link in a Brightspace course navbar
  4. Under Table of Contents in the left sidebar, click on a module
  5. Click Upload/Create.
  6. Select Upload Files.
  7. In the Add a File pop-up window, select One Drive Files.
  8. Click Sign in to your Office 365 Account. If you are already signed in to your account, your OneDrive files will automatically appear in the pop-up window. When signing in, you will be prompted to accept Permissions Requested from the Brightspace Learning Environment. Click Accept.
  9. Click the checkboxes to select the file(s) you want to add.
  10. Click Add.

Your OneDrive file will appear as a blue topic link in your module.

Related Support Topics

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