D2L Brightspace 20.19.04 updates for April 2019
Here’s what’s happening with the April Continuous Delivery update on Friday, April 26th.
Version naming changes
I don’t think anyone will really care about this change, but it will make it easier for us tech folks to track what updates happened when. This version, 20.19.04, clearly communicates that it is the April 2019 release. It’s way easier than some arbitrary number.
Students can post to Activity Feed
Activity feed is an under-used tool, but it creates a social-media like interface for your homepage that lets you do quick posts to share info with students. With this month’s update, now you can allow students to post to the Activity Feed. We don’t know if this will be popular or not, but it has the potential to have your activity feed catch fire.🔥🔥
Add Quicklink to Rubrics
Wouldn’t it be great if you could link to your rubric so students can see the grading criteria before they submit their work? Well, now you can. Any place you can insert a link will now let you choose Rubrics as an option.
Quiz builder improvements
You won’t see this feature yet, but we wanted to share a teaser for summer term. The quiz question creation interface and workflow is much improved. We’ll share more information in the Quarterly Updates for summer.