Each semester for the past several years, there have been issues with student access to merged courses, but during the Fall 2018 semester, we experienced a dramatic increase in students who were unable to access their courses during the first 2 weeks of the semester. There were over 400 students who did not have access to […]
Perhaps you have a Brightspace lab course or supplemental course that you don’t intend to use. Or perhaps you only need the lab course for the grade book. Here are the steps to send students where you need them to be!
Assignments, Content, Homepages, Quizzes, and Widgets.
Assignments – New assignment types | New On paper submission and Observed in person assignment submission types are now available in Assignments. These new assignment submission types do not require users to make a file submission for them to be completed. This allows instructors to create assignments for a wide variety of activities, not just […]
You can export course items to a .zip file. Use this file to share with other instructors, as a backup, or easily import course items back into an another course. Watch a video of the below steps. (https://youtu.be/ma_jiozQBv0) Export Course Items Enter the course containing the items to export Select Course Admin Select Import / Export / Copy […]
Content – Print/Download Function added to Overview | New Users can now download and print an uploaded syllabus from the Course Overview area of Content . Note that if the d2l.System.Services.DocumentConversion.IsEnabled configuration variable is enabled, all document types except PDF will display the Download and Print options (PDF will only display the Download button). If the configuration variable is not enabled, only GIF, […]
Turnitin – Improvements to version 2 of the Turnitin Integration | Updated The following improvements have been made to version 2 of the Turnitin (TII) integration: Learners can also view GradeMark feedback in User Progress under Grades and in Content. Error and status messages are being improved upon. Rubrics – Improvements to rubric feedback for learners | […]
Assignments – An assignment folder can be set up to receive a block of text instead of a file. Instructors set whether a file is required or whether text can be submitted. Course admin – Courses can be sorted and filtered by semester and the users role in them. Homepages – Widgets will look different […]
Video and audio content can help to make web pages and course curriculum more engaging. However, they can also erect barriers unless delivered with accessibility in mind. When delivering video content, you must consider the following accessibility issues: Some people are unable to hear audio. Therefore, audio content such as audio-recorded lectures or podcasts must […]
The following best practices are provided to help you maximize the accessibility of your documents. The resources available support both faculty and staff creating materials for the public. Each resource listed below links to a how-to page. Each page also provides a printable cheatsheet for reference. Microsoft Products Microsoft Word Microsoft Word is currently the […]