Category Archives: Release Notes

Quick Eval is the Gift you did not know you wanted!

Quick Eval is a new tool that allows instructors to see a list of ungraded student submissions from ALL of your courses. Submissions from Assignments, Quizzes, and Discussions are displayed in one location. You can sort, filter, and search submissions to prioritize … Continue reading

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Finally – You can Annotate Assignments in Brightspace!

Instructors can now use the built-in annotation toolbar in Assignments to provide contextual feedback with highlighting, free hand drawing, shapes, and associated commenting. This allows instructors to complete all of your evaluation and feedback work directly in Assignments, without the … Continue reading

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New | Assignments – Anonymized Student Names

To avoid unconscious bias in the grading and feedback process, instructors can now configure assignments to use anonymous learner names. When you enable this for an assignment, you can only see an anonymized learner name on the assignment submission. To … Continue reading

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New! Assignment types

On paper submission and Observed in person assignment submission types are now available in Assignments. These new assignment submission types do not require users to make a file submission for them to be completed. This allows instructors to create assignments … Continue reading

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New: Quiz Responses are Automatically Saved

Quiz responses are now automatically saved while you are taking a quiz. For forced response questions (such as Multiple Choice and True or False), your responses will be saved when you select the answer.  Text input questions autosave every 10 … Continue reading

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NEW! Grades – Add grade release date to Grade Event Log

This feature enables instructors to view the exact date and time a student’s grade is released or unreleased. The Grade Event Log now includes a column that displays the type of event that occurred (Grade Released and / or Grade Unreleased) in addition … Continue reading

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Assignments – New Text Submission type and workflow | New

Instructors can now create Text Submission assignment types in Brightspace Learning Environment. The new Text Submission type allows learners to create text documents for submission directly in Assignments using a rich text editor, eliminating the need to attach a file. … Continue reading

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Course grouping tabs in the My Courses widget | New

Courses that appear in the My Courses widget can now be grouped by Semester Name. Once you select a semester name, the courses are separated into tabs within the widget for easy viewing and selection.

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HTML Editor – Emoticons available | New

Emoticons are now available across Brightspace Learning Environment in the HTML Editor. Use them to express feelings or mood in announcements, instructions, discussion posts, and anywhere else the HTML Editor is available.

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Grades – Linked discussion threads are now available | New

When assessing a discussion post in the Assess Post pop-up, an instructor can now see a link to the original discussion post. This allows instructors to see more information about why the user posted that reply, or what other learners … Continue reading

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