How to use LabBuddy in Brightspace

LabBuddy is an e-learning tool that helps students to prepare their lab class and supports them during the execution of experiments with just-in-time information in the form of text, diagrams or video instructions. In Brightspace, LabBuddy is an integrated external learning tool and it can easily be added  to the course (sub)module.

This manual will show you how to:

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  1. 1. Click on LTI link tab on the LabBuddy page that you want to link to the Brightspace page
  2. Click on Copy LTI link to clipboard
LTI link

Navigate to your Course in Brightspace, in the green navigation bar,

  1. Click on Content
  2. Select  the (sub)module you would like to add the LTI link to
  3. Click on Existing Activities, a drop-down menu will appear
  4. Click on External Learning Tools
Click on Content, Select the module, Click on Existing Activities and click on External Learning Tools

In the pop-up window Add Activity, scroll down and,

  1. Click on Create New LTI Link


Create new LTI link

In the new pop-up window,

  1. Enter a title for the link
  2. Paste the copied LTI URL from Step 2
  3. Click on Create and Insert


Enter a title, paste the LTI URL and create and insert
  1. Click on the downward arrow in the newly created LabBuddy topic
  2. Click on Edit Properties In-place
Edit Properties in Place
  1. Tick the box Open as External Resource
Tick the box "open as External Resource

On the LabBuddy page,

  1. Click on Log out (top-right or lower-left corner)
Log out

On your Brightspace page,

  1. Click on the LabBuddy link you want to test
Click The LAbBuddy link

If you are logged into LabBuddy, the link works.If you get an 'access denied' message check if any of the steps were skipped.

If you have any difficulties accessing LabBuddy, please contact the Brightspace helpdesk or

You now know how to use LabBuddy in Brightspace!

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