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"Addendum" is the singular and "addenda" is the plural form of the noun. An addendum is a note in documentation which provides an overview of the changes to software in all releases since the last time the corresponding document was issued. Addenda are supplementary documents that record software changes that impact major documents. They are organized by release.


The Bulk User Management (BUM) tool allows you to work with multiple users at once by uploading a CSV or TXT file containing their data. Use the tool to create new users, enroll users in org units, unenroll users from org units, update user information, and delete users.

Collaboration Tools

Collaborative tools are a mixture of communication and creation tools which allow users to work with others via email, threaded discussions, or chat. In some cases, collaboration is used on team-based projects. Collaborative tools can sometimes provide the ability to host moderated discussion groups where users can collaborate on course-related materials or assignments in an asynchronous environment.

DropboxDropbox is a tool within the Brightspace learning platform that allows users to electronically submit assignment files. These files can be accessed at any time and location by the course leader.

Event Logs

Event logs are records of all activity associated with a specific learning object or asset.

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A flagged icon is a user created notification attached to object which serve to attract attention to objects which are significant or in need of further review.

Grade Schemes

Grade schemes are the ways grades are organized or labeled within a course or for a particular grade item.


Hosting refers to the placement of your website(s) onto the internet through a server. Once your site is on a server, anyone with internet access can look at your website from anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day.

Instructor Guide

Instructor guide is a set of materials that provide direction, answers to tests, helpful hints, or any supplement information.


Java database connectivity technology (JDBC) from Oracle Corporation is an API for the Java programming language that defines how someone may access a database. It provides methods for querying and updating data in a database. JDBC is oriented towards relational databases. A JDBC-to-ODBC bridge enables connections to any ODBC-accessible data source in the JVM host environment.

KM System

A knowledge management (KM) system is an application that collects, stores, and makes information available among individuals in an organization. This system's primary purpose is to capture a company's collective knowledge and then make it simple to retrieve and re-use. It can also enhance the exchange and dissemination of understandings within an enterprise and can increase the level of collaboration between employees.

Learning Aids

Learning aids give users a quick overview of how to use a specific tool. Learning aids are generally written for end users


Mapping is the term used to describe the linking of a listing in the Holding Tank to a course offering in the D2L Learning Environment.

Nested Structure

Nested structures occur when one competency is attached beneath another competency, or one learning objective is attached beneath another learning objective.

Object Status

Objects are assigned one of five statuses: unassigned, draft, in review, approved or archived. The status of an object affects its visibility to users.


Permissions are what restrict or allow access to specific areas, functions and views throughout the D2L Learning Environment. Permissions are assigned to roles and can be customized to the needs of your organization. Permissions also promote good interface design whereby only the relevant functions and views for the users' particular role are made available.


A QuickLink is a direct link to a file, tool, or URL that can be added to any content area within the D2L Learning Environment

Site Administrator

The Site Administrator is the individual or group of individuals responsible for the day to day operation and management of the learning platform system.


There are two types of re-evaluation: automatic and manual. The re-evaluation process examines the accomplishments of all users enrolled in an org unit with the "can be evaluated" permission.


A Technical Account Manager (TAM) acts as a trusted advisor to D2L's Premium Support customers, and single point of contact for organizing communication, researching questions, managing platform updates, providing technical assistance, and coordinating project support.


Abbreviated User Interface (UI), the junction between a user and a computer program. An interface is a set of commands or menus through which a user communicates with a program.


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The validate option in the Formula Editor checks that formulas conform to standard formula grammar. If a formula is valid, a confirmation message displays. If a formula is invalid, an error message displays and the cursor will indicate the point in the formula that caused the error. The error type will also display in red above the formula.


A wizard is an interface element that guides a user through a sequence of forms that structure user input in an effort to make it easier for them to accomplish an otherwise complex task.

Zipped File

A zipped file is a collection of files or a single file compressed into one easily downloadable file using a .zip file extension.

Access Level

An access level is defined by the type and number of permissions that a user has within an application. Access levels are used to control what a user can and cannot do within an application.


A business analyst (BA) is a type of business consultant and may be referred to as a subject matter expert as part of a technical review or for clarification when writing documentation. BA's/Product Management (PM) wear two hats. One for creating and managing tools (PM), one for researching market needs (BA). It is the PM role that makes them a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in most cases.


The Central Authentication Service (CAS) is a single sign-on protocol for the web. Its purpose is to permit a user to access multiple applications while providing their credentials (such as userid and password) only once. It also allows web applications to authenticate users without gaining access to a user's security credentials, such as a password. Source:


Data center management (DCM) refers to the role of an individual within the data center (data center manager) who is responsible for overseeing technical and IT issues within the data center. This includes computer and server operations, data entry, data security, data quality control and management of the services and applications used for data processing. Source:


Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale cloud computing easier for developers. Source:


A forum is an online discussion group. Online services and bulletin board services (BBS's) provide a variety of forums, in which participants with common interests can exchange open messages. Forums are sometimes called newsgroups (in the internet world) or conferences. At D2L Corporations, forums are used within the discussion/conferencing tool to categorize discussion topics. Source:

Group Submission Folders

Group submission folders are dropbox folders where groups can collectively submit their assignments. Any group member can submit and view files for a group dropbox.






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