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June 2021 Highlights

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D2L Brightspace 20.21.06 updates for June 2021Cat reading a document

This will be installed on Thursday, June 24, 2021.

This month’s updates for D2L Brightspace Include:

  • Brightspace Platform – LaTex rendering in quiz questions | New
  • Import/Export/Copy Components – Export course metadata | New
  • Rubrics – Detach rubric warning for feature assignment creation experience | Updated
  • Rubrics – Reorder criterion groups | Updated
  • Rubrics – Replace legacy Rubric grading in Competency Manual Assessment items with New Rubric Experience | Updated
  • Rubrics – Replace legacy Rubric grading in Grade items with new Rubric experience | Updated

Brightspace Platform – LaTex rendering in quiz questions | New

This feature releases the d2l.Tools.WYSIWYG.InlineLaTeX (OrgUnit) configuration variable that renders inline LaTex equations in the HTML Editor and in the new Brightspace Editor. As a result, scientific and mathematical equations are rendered seamlessly without the need to use the LaTeX equation option in the Equation Editor.
This configuration variable is turned ON by default for new clients and is turned OFF by default for existing clients.

When enabled, any existing inline LaTeX equations render as expected. When disabled, these equations no long render. However, the equation remains unaltered.

 A Content topic with some inline LaTex equations and a learner’s view of the equations

A Content topic with some inline LaTex equations and a learner’s view of the equations

Import/Export/Copy Components – Export course metadata | New

Brightspace Learning Environment course packages now include metadata that identify the Course Name, Course Code, and Language used in the course. This metadata is displayed in the IMSManifest.XML file.

Rubrics – Detach rubric warning for feature assignment creation experience | Updated

When an attached rubric is deleted from an evaluated assignment, if evaluations of that rubric have been performed, the user now receives a detach rubric confirmation message for the assignment. This change applies to the New Assignment Creation Experience.

The Rubric Detachment confirmation dialog.

The Rubric Detachment confirmation dialog.

Rubrics – Reorder criterion groups | Updated

In order to increase the value of rubric criterion groups, it is now possible to reorder those criterion groups in the New Rubric Creation Experience. If more than one criterion group appears in your rubric, direction arrows appear to the left of the criterion group header to reorder the criterion groups in the rubric. If only one criterion group appears in your rubric, the direction buttons do not appear.

Direction arrows located beside the criterion group header

Direction arrows located beside the criterion group header

Rubrics – Replace legacy Rubric grading in Competency Manual Assessment items with New Rubric Experience | Updated

To hasten the end of life of the legacy Rubric experience, manual assessment for competency items now display the New Rubric Experience by default. Now, when evaluating a competency manual assessment item, the New Rubric Experience displays automatically.

Rubrics – Replace legacy Rubric grading in Grade items with new Rubric experience | Updated

To hasten the end of life of the legacy Rubric experience, Grade items now display the New Rubric Evaluation Experience. Now, when you evaluate an indirect rubric on a grade item, the New Rubric Experience appears by default when evaluating a grade item with a direct rubric association. With this change, all grade book workflows now follow the New Rubric Experience

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x by Peter Seaman 2 months ago

Good to see that D2L is improving the rubric experience. Thanks.

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