This content was published: February 7, 2020. Phone numbers, email addresses, and other information may have changed.
February 2020 Highlights
D2L Brightspace 20.20.02 updates for February 2020 – This will be installed on Thursday, February 27, 2020
This month’s updates will Include:
- Assignments – Streamlined access to inline feedback for students
- EXif Data warning appears when uploading select .jpg files
- Grades – Tab delimited import into Gradebook
- Quick Eval – Course level filtering
- Quick Eval – Dismiss activities until next submission
- Video Note – Automatic Closed Captioning
Assignments – Streamlined access to inline feedback for students:
To streamline access to assignment feedback, students can now immediately access inline feedback from User Progress, Grades, and Assignments. From these tools, the View Inline Feedback link takes the learner directly to the annotations view . The inline feedback also includes a link to the file for the assignment, so students know which document contains the feedback. Previously, the View Inline Feedback link took the learner to the Assignment feedback summary page, where they had to click a second link to view the feedback.
EXIF Data warning appears when upload select JPG files:
In some instances, when users upload .jpg files in any file upload area across Brightspace Learning Environment, an EXIF (exchangeable image file) data warning appears informing the user that the file may contain geo-location data.
Grades – Tab delimited import into Gradebook:
Users can now import tab separated value (.tsv) files into Gradebook. Previously, users could only import comma delimited files into Gradebook
Quick Eval – Course level filtering:
When opening Quick Eval within a course, only the list of activities and submissions related to that course display. This helps instructors easily view and evaluate submissions on a course-by-course basis. If an instructor wants to view all submissions across all their courses, they can still use the More Options menu to see the Multi-Course Quick Eval, or open Quick Eval from outside of a course.
Quick Eval – Dismiss activities until next submission:
You can now remove items from their Quick Eval list until a new submission is received for the activity. The removed activity appears on the Dismissed Activities list and can be restored at any time. Once a new submission arrives to the Quick Eval list, the previously dismissed activity reappears there.
Previously, you could only select a specific date or forever when dismissing an activity. This new option provides instructors with an additional option to manage the submissions on their Quick Eval list.
Video Note – Automatic Closed Captioning:
To improve accessibility, video notes now provide automatic closed captioning for newly created videos and the ability to manually add or update closed captioning for all previously recorded videos. After video processing, users can view closed captions using video player controls.
In addition, users can now download a transcript and the closed caption file associated with a video independent of Video Notes.
Localized closed captioning is available for the following languages:
- US English
- British English
- Canadian French
- Brazilian Portuguese
- Modern Standard Arabic
- Chinese Mandarin