Pin a course | How to manage your courses by pinning them

You might be following or giving several courses in Brightspace. To keep track of the relevant courses, you can make use of the pin icon that makes selected courses handy and easily accessible. You can use the pinning tool to save the selected courses in:

  • the Brightspace WUR homepage course thumbnail overview, and
  • at the top of the list when using the search for a course waffle icon in the minibar.

This article will show you how to:

Pinning a course using the Waffle icon

1. Click on the Waffle icon in the Minibar of either the Brightspace Course homepage or the Brightspace WUR homepage. A list of courses will appear.

2. Click the Pin (a thumbtack-like icon) besides the name of the course to pin it.

  • A dark Pin means the course is pinned.
  • A transparent Pin means the course is not pinned.
Pin course through Waffle icon

Pinned courses will appear on the top of the list with search results.

To unpin a course, click the Pin again. The course will be now removed from the easy access and will not be visible in the Brightspace WUR homepage overview.

Pinning from the Brightspace WUR homepage

In the Brightspace WUR homepage navigate to the thumbnail of the course you would like to pin.

  1. Hover over the thumbnail so that three dots appear in the upper right corner. Click the three dots.
  2. From the drop-down list that appears, Click Pin.
Pin course from WUR Brightspace home

When you pin your course the following happens:

  • on the Brightspace WUR homepage:
    • you will see a Pin icon on the thumbnail of the course
    • the course will be 'locked' on the homepage overview
    • a tab Pinned will become available with all your pinned courses


  • when using the Waffle icon to search for a course:
    • your pinned courses will appear at the top of the drop-down list
    • and with a filled Pin icon
Brightspace WUR homepage - tab with Pinned courses
Brightspace WUR homepage - course search pinned courses

Now you know how to pin a course to your Brightspace WUR homepage!


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