Category Archives: brightspace

Eureka! The Header Row & Names Now Freeze in the Gradebook!

It is finally Spring, so why does this post include ice? At long last, we have some exciting news about the Brightspace gradebook. Version 10.8.1 (applied on 5/24/18) introduces the locked Name column and header row. This is also known … Continue reading

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Summer Open Labs for Faculty

Need some time to work on your Summer 2018 Brightspace course? Would you like an opportunity to work one-on-one with an instructional designer or multimedia developer? Sign up for our Summer Course Tune-Up to get some assistance with getting your … Continue reading

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Just in Time for End of the Semester Grades

New Brightspace feature allows instructors to add feedback in bulk! This feature enables instructors to add generic feedback on learners’ grades in bulk. Instructors can use replacement strings to personalize their feedback. Instructors can also sort the Feedback column in the … Continue reading

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Replacement Strings

Automatically customize course content using replace strings A replacement string allows instructors to customize course content and communications in Brightspace Learning Environmentby incorporating the intended learner’s personalized information, such as their name, automatically. This feature can help instructors build better … Continue reading

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Time to Delete 2014 Courses

In keeping with our current practice of maintaining 3 years of courses in Brightspace, we will soon begin deleting 2014 courses from Brightspace. Instructors sometimes report that their list of courses has grown too long. In those cases, we can manually unenroll … Continue reading

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Exciting Summer Vacation Options

Thinking about your summer vacation plans?  Sure, anyone can go to the beach or the mountains, but have you considered that as a UA faculty member, you are the only people who could choose to spend your summer with your … Continue reading

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Resolve to Learn Something New in 2018

Now would be a good time to start thinking about your 2018 resolutions. Will 2018 be the year that you finally understand how to use Intelligent Agents in Brightspace? Or, will you start scheduling meetings in WebEx so you are … Continue reading

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Problems with D2L Assignment Grader App

A number of faculty have reported problems connecting to Brightspace when using the D2L Assignment Grader app for iPad and Android. The problem is related to our upgrade from Springboard to Brightspace and prevents the app from authenticating correctly to … Continue reading

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Brightspace Insights Training

This session provides basic coverage of the Insights reporting features. We will explore how to access and use the Insights Portal, Console and Ad-Hoc reporting components of the Insights reporting tool. In addition, we will also discuss some use cases … Continue reading

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ALERT: New Assignments are Hidden By Default

Instructors can now set the visibility state to hidden on Assignments. When content is in a draft state, it is not visible to students. Important alert: When an instructor creates a new assignment folder, the new folder defaults to the hidden … Continue reading

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