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 […]
Copy Course – now offers a date offset during copy. Grades – Linked discussion threads from the gradebook. A long-awaited feature. Groups – manage groups with new locked headers for easy navigating. HTML editor – emoticons are available. I know we’ve all been wanting this! ;~} Quizzes – Question pools replace random sections Rubrics – […]
Grades – Enter grades screen have a locked column and row header for easy navigating. Manage Dates – ability to offset more date items. Tool renamed to “Type”. When copying a course there is a button which links to the manage dates tool.
Grades – Add Feedback in Bulk to all learners Groups – create sub groups or groups of only one section Manage Dates – More dates appear for items in the course including: discussion topics/forums, quis reports, checklists, surveys.
Manage Dates Instructors can now edit due dates in the Manage Dates tool. Due Dates are available for Content topics, Assignments, and Quizzes. A Due Date filter is available under ‘advanced filtering’. Due dates can be edited on an individual basis, in bulk across multiple items, and through bulk offset. Quizzes – Math Editor – […]
Daylight The My Courses widget no longer automatically pins future courses; rather, the widget displays results by current enrollments or last activity in a non-pinned state. Users can continue to manually pin courses as appropriate for their purposes. HTML Editor This feature updates the HTML Editor to include expanded image editing capabilities for the WYSIWYG […]
No updates which affect instructors or students this month.
Assignments The assignment tools now allows you to add content items from OneDrive. Click “add attachment” while setting up your assignment and you can add a document or file from OneDrive. It will ask you login to access your files and Brightspace will automatically change the permissions of those files to “view-only” when adding them […]
No changes that affect us this month. However, grade exemptions might be available in the near future.