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November 2021 Highlights

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November 2021 Highlights

D2L Brightspace updates for November 2021 – This will be installed on Thursday, November 25th, 2021.

This month’s updates for D2L Brightspace Include:Cat reading a document

  • Brightspace Editor –  Additional Support for Drag/drop and copy/paste images | Updated
  • Content PDF – inline viewer menu improvements | Updated
  • Manage Files – Users receive warning message when uploading a file blocked due to security | New
  • Content – Add Print Button to PDF file types | Updated
Brightspace Editor –  Additional Support for Drag/drop and copy/paste images | Updated

Expanding further on the Brightspace Editor – Drag/drop and copy/paste images | Updated feature released in October 2021 / 20.21.10 and Brightspace Editor – Improvements | Updated feature released in May 2021 / 20.21.5, additional tools and editors now support the drag/drop and copy/paste functionality, including:

  • Quizzes > Feedback
  • Grades > Feedback
  • Grades > Comments
  • Discussions > Feedback

This functionality is now available in user-specific areas that may contain images with learner-sensitive information. As a result, these images are stored in the database rather than the Manage Files area of a course offering. In addition, the Course Copy function does not include these images.

Manage Files – Users receive warning message when uploading a file blocked due to security | New

This feature provides the user with a warning message if they attempt to upload a file with an extension that is either not allowed by the Assignment or is on the security restricted list. This message appears as “This file extension is not allowed.” for Assignments; and as “This file extension is not allowed for security reasons. Please see our Restricted File Extensions article in the D2L Community for more detailed information.” for security restricted file extensions.

The security restricted file extensions list is found here.

The warning message displayed when attempting to upload a security-restricted file extension.

The warning message displayed when attempting to upload a security-restricted file extension.

The warning message displayed when attempting to upload an assignment with a restricted file extension.

The warning message displayed when attempting to upload an assignment with a restricted file extension.

Content PDF – inline viewer menu improvements | Updated

This feature updates the PDF Inline viewer used when showing all converted documents (e.g. Word documents) as PDFs within Brightspace Classic Content. As a result the PDF inline viewer menu has moved to the top of the PDF document, along with PDF navigation and actions and an overall refreshed button design.

The new PDF in-line viewer with the menu bar at the top of the PDF viewer when viewing an original PDF.

The new PDF in-line viewer with the menu bar at the top of the PDF viewer when viewing an original PDF.

 

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x by Peter Seaman 7 months ago

I’ve been a bit confused by the advice about “drag and drop” since I expected (hoped?) I could drag an image into an editing window and drop it there. But apparently you can’t do this directly, but what you can do is drag and drop an image file into the box enclosed by a dotted line once you reach the “Add a file” window. It requires a couple of steps. I take it that’s what is meant by the drag-and-drop feature being added to “Quizzes > Feedback,” but if there’s more to it I hope someone will enlighten us. Thanks.