Introducing the Brightspace Community

As Andy mentioned last week, we attended D2L’s Fusion conference and will be sharing what we learned. In addition to the brightspace rebranding, D2L also introduced a community (https://community.brightspace.com/) that has been redesigned as a result of feedback from their users. As D2L notes, the new community includes these features:

    • No barriers to access. It is easy to get in, engage, contribute, and participate. There is no login required to access most resources, participate in discussions, or provide feedback
    • More self-help resources and content such as best practices, answers, webinars, documentation, and professional development opportunities
    • Access to people, conversations, and true social networking
    • Hundreds of HTML5 videos on how to use the Brightspace platform
    • Additional documentation, videos, help files, and discussions
    • A Twitter channel to ask D2L how-to questions: @BrightspaceHelp.

So far, my favorite feature is the ‘Search everywhere’ box:

Brightspace_Community_Search

Check out the new brightspace community by D2L and let us know if you find a great feature or resource that you think we should highlight!

In the coming weeks, keep an eye on the DDS blog for more information from FUSION.  Andy and I are looking forward to sharing more of the great things that are coming from brightspace by D2L.

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