Using keyboard navigation

Certain keyboard keys have specific actions you can use to navigate the system

  • Use the Tab key on your keyboard to navigate through the options on a page. Use Shift+Tab to return to a previous option. Brightspace highlights page elements that you can interact with (such as links, fields, and buttons) as you tab through them, which makes it easier for you to complete tasks and select options.
  • Press Enter or Return to select a link or button.
  • Use the Down Arrow and Up Arrow keys to navigate drop-down lists that have an Apply or Go button to select the option.
  • Use Alt+Down Arrow keys (Windows and Linux) or Options+Down Arrow keys (Mac) to open drop-down lists that do not have an Apply or Go button, and then use Up Arrow, Down Arrow, and Enter keys to select an item from the drop-down list.
  • Use the Enter or Return key to open a menu (such as a context menu, an alert, or the course selector list). Then, use the Tab or Enter key to select a link.
  • Use the Space Bar to select a check box or radio button option.
  • Use the Down Arrow and Up Arrow keys to change a radio button option.
  • Do not use Alt+F4 to close pop-up windows or pages. This action closes your browser window.