Create a new topic

To enhance the security of content files that execute scripts to create extra-rich HTML experiences (such as objects that can execute JavaScript), there is a sandboxing feature that creates a secure iFrame around the HTML file. This allows an HTML file to execute scripts (such as JavaScript) within the iFrame only but will prevent them from executing outside the iframe (against the domain). This enables some flexibility in creating rich content, but reassurance for the security-conscious that end user information remains secure in all situations, such as when learners in specific courses have a special role with permission to create content topics.

To create a new topic

  1. On the navbar, click Content.
  2. In the Table of Contents panel, click on the module in which you want to create a new topic.
  3. From the New drop-down menu do one of the following:
    • To add a video or audio topic, click Video or Audio.
    • To add a Brightspace Capture topic, click Capture.
    • To add existing files from your computer, course offering files, or Shared Files area, click Upload Files.
    • To add a new file, click Create a File.
    • To add a link, click Create a Link.

      Note: It is recommended that all link topics open as an external resource to prevent any unexpected security conflicts.

    • To add existing files from Manage Files, click Add from Manage Files.
    • To add files from Brightspace Learning Repository, click Add Object from LOR.
    • To add a new checklist, click New Checklist.
    • To add a new discussion topic, click New Discussion.
    • To add a new assignment, click New Assignment.
    • To add a new quiz, click New Quiz.
    • To add a new survey, click New Survey.
  4. Follow the prompts on the screen to modify your new topic.