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May 2019 highlights

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D2L Brightspace 20.19.05 updates for May 2019

 

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Picture taken by Donna Swanson

The updates are scheduled to be installed on May 23rd.  This month’s update changes are:

  • Binder – End of Life
  • Discussions – Save feedback in draft state
  • Rubric Scores – transferred to grade item
  • Rubrics are now available for Group Assignments & Discussions
  • Quizzes – Display in full size mode

 

Binder

As of May 31, 2019, Binder is no longer supported by D2L. Binder will no longer work with Brightspace, and it will be removed from the Apple AppStore and Google Play app store.

Users who have Binder can continue to use it after May 31, however, no further maintenance or update of the app will be available. Be advised that over time, the app will stop working as the operating systems that Binder depends on incur updates.

For users who want to access course materials offline, D2L recommends the Brightspace Pulse app for iOS and Android which is free to download from the Apple AppStore and Google Play store.

General Feedback page with the Publish and Save Draft buttons

General Feedback page with the Publish and Save Draft buttons

Discussions – Save feedback in draft state

You will have the option to save feedback on assessments as draft prior to publishing it to students.  When you add feedback to assessments, you will now see the Save Draft and buttons

 

Rubric Scores – transferred to grade item

Rubrics that are tied to a grade item will have the rubric score transferred to the grade item score by default.

The Rubric evaluation page will be visible to you if a rubric is associated to a grade item, and the grade item is not associated with an activity such as an Assignment, Discussion, etc. When you save a change that is made on the Rubric evaluation page, the rubric score is transferred to the student’s grade item score automatically and you will no longer have to manually transfer the rubric score to a student’s grade item score.

Rubrics are now available for Group Assignments & Discussions

The Rubrics Grading Experience available for assignments and discussions is now available for group Assignments and group Discussions. When a rubric assessment is in draft state, the assessment is not viewable by members of a given group. Once the assessment is published, all group members can view the rubric assessment. Previously, the new Rubrics Grading Experience was only available for regular Assignments and Discussions.

In addition, when a non-file submission assignment is connected to a grade item in the gradebook, the assessment symbol on the Grade All screen launches the assignment assessment experience.

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