1. How to download a file in Brightspace

In Brightspace, documents (PDFs, PowerPoint, Word documents) can be opened and viewed within the Brightspace environment. However, students can also download these documents to their computer to view outside of the Brightspace environment.

TIP: If your instructor has uploaded a PowerPoint that has animations, multi-media elements (e.g., video or audio), or additional notes in the notes pane these will only be visible if you download the PowerPoint.

How to download a file in Brightspace

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. Click on your course under My Courses or the course selector grid
  3. Click Content in the course navbar.
  4. Click the title of the module with the file you want to download from the left side menu under the Table of Contents.
  5. Click the arrow next to the file you want to download.
  6. Select Download from the drop-down menu.

You have now downloaded the file onto your computer.

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