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Update regarding current status of users having DNS issues
The domain name system (DNS) fix has continued to propagate, and users who may have been experiencing issues previously are advised to try to access their learning environment again.
Over the past two days, we have been in touch directly with those unable to access Brightspace to resolve these isolated interruptions. Any users still unable to access Brightspace should get in touch with their institution’s administrators and have them contact D2L support.
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You’ve started to see our changes to the Quiz Tool and I hope you’re super stoked about them! As we dig deep into how instructors are actually using the tool and working through usability testing with them, we’re learning that some of our terminology doesn’t mesh with the functionality. We’d like to adjust the names to suit the true functionality. In this blog, I’ll outline what we’ve discovered and propose a new name.
A Long Answer question is for a free-form response of any length. You…
While updating Short Answer to the New Quizzing Experience, we looked to PIE and our focus testing to see what further enhancements would help round out the functionality for Short Answer questions. We will be adding two new features to the Short Answer questions.
All or Nothing Grading
Similar to Multi-Select, Matching, and Ordering, there will now be an option to choose between "All or Nothing" and "Weighted Answer" grading for Short Answer questions. "Weight Answer” will be the default…
D2L and Ellucian are collaborating, you should too!
D2L and Ellucian have been actively collaborating on an updated integration between the Ellucian Banner and Colleague solutions and Brightspace via IMS Learning Information Services (LIS 2.0). The solution uses Ellucian Intelligent Learning Platform (ILP) and Brightspace Integration Pack for Student Information Systems (IPSIS). As part of this work, we would like to expand our engagement with customers on the features and properties that are most important to them, and are inviting all to be a…
Clarification on the Turnitin integration (Version 1)
We wish to provide some clarifications on the older version of the Brightspace Integration with Turnitin (Version 1).
- There is no end of support milestone for Version 1 in December 2016
- We will be sharing plans and timelines through a joint webinar with Turnitin in later January
- You are encouraged to plan for transition to version 2 if you have not already done so
In the meantime, please enjoy the holiday season with your friends and family!
If you would like more details and some…
We’ve heard from you – loud and clear! – that one of the most cumbersome workflows in Brightspace is managing and assessing group discussions. I’m excited to introduce our upcoming group discussions feature that will drastically simplify things for instructors!
What is it?
When you choose to create a discussion area for a group category, the system will no longer create a separate discussion topic for each group in the category. Instead, one discussion topic is created, and each…
As the first point of contact for Support, Customer Support members assist with running a 24/7 multi-lingual help desk, with offices located globally offering full language support, including English, Spanish and Portuguese.
As a team, CSR’s provide support and technical assistance over the phone, by email, and through live chat. We are the primary contact for teachers and students, and rely on our problem solving and communication skills to assist our clients with resolving their conflicts…
For those not already familiar, TurnItIn® is a 3rd party integration Brightspace Learning Environment natively supports, which can help users do a number of cool things, including: assignment submission originality reports, inline commenting/grading (Grademark®), writing skills improvements, among many others. The most commonly used feature is of course the OriginalityCheck® reports, which can provide instructors with a scored percentage on a dropbox submission to help indicate how “original”…
Our Autumn16 Release includes items from the August, September and October monthly releases (Continuous Delivery Releases), as well as our upcoming November Release.
Community Member Ideas in the Autumn16 Release
We would like to thank the following Brightspace Community Members for their PIE submissions that were implemented in this collection of releases.
Released in August 2016
- Jonathan Werth from MnSCU and Loralei Turner from Calgary Board of Education
- D1522 and D2705 - Separate Org files from Shared files
- Sam Ramus from Education First
- D1979 - Intelligent Agents: Tool Improvements
- David Long from University of Iowa and Jonath…
Let’s face it, we all say “whoops” from time to time. For Administrators, the integrity of data and sensitive information is of the utmost importance. Safety measures must be put in place to ensure that in case of emergency, backup data can be restored and recovered. For many organization, a loss of data is not acceptable, and can have severe consequences.
We at D2L employ a backup strategy that allows us to help our users recover lost or deleted data. With many objects and tools in the…
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