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D2L 10.5.4 Update coming on December 16th, 2015

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icon continuous deliveryPCC will be upgrading our D2L server on Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 to the latest version. This update shouldn’t cause any surprises, but we wanted to give you a heads up about a few changes.

  1. D2L has re-branded their product as “Brightspace.” You may see that language in help files, etc., but we’ll probably just keep calling it D2L.
  2. Once we complete the upgrade, the software will be on a “Continuous Delivery” model, where small updates are released every month. This means that new features (and bug fixes) make it to the platform much more quickly. Updates will happen on the last Friday of every month, but there won’t be any downtime for you. We will still have a monthly maintenance window around the second Sunday of the month, though.
  3. Screenshot of the new pulse app.

    Sample screenshot of an upcoming week in the new Pulse app.

    D2L has added support for a new mobile app called Pulse. It’s designed to provide quick access to the information that students typically want about their classes. It may not be ready by the time we upgrade, but it should be available soon. Check out this┬ávideo about Pulse and it’s features.

  4. You will be able to edit your own discussion posts rather than having to contact your instructor. Any changes will be marked and a revision history of any changes will be recorded as well.
  5. You won’t be able to access D2L during the upgrade.

When there are future Continuous Delivery updates, we’ll post here about any changes that might be important to students.

About Andy Freed

I'm the Director of Learning Technology & Innovation (LTI!), where I oversee our infrastructure, technical support, and online student services teams. I've been with the College since 2001 and have worked in several positions, from tech... more »