October 2021

October 2021 Assignments – Preview Activity in Evaluation mode Previously, users who did not have edit permissions for assignments could not preview assignments. As a result, not all evaluator types could see assignment information such as assignment instructions, start date, or due dates. Now, in Evaluation mode, there is a […]

September 2021

September 2021 Assignments – Create select box grade items in the New Assignment Creation Experience This feature builds on the Add categories capability in the Assignment Creation Experience feature released earlier this year in July. With this release, the new assignment creation experience supports creating new select box grade items. […]

August 2021

August 2021 Activity Feed – Date picker change This feature updates the date picker component in Activity Feed. The new date picker has a more streamlined design and requires slight workflow changes: to clear a date/time, use the Clear option and to set the calendar to the current day, use […]

peerScholar Integration with Avenue to Learn

peerScholar Integration peerScholar is a peer review platform and from July 2020 to May 2021 is part of a pilot program to provide it free for McMaster University, in conjunction with peerScholar and eCampus Ontario. To request an integration, please put in ticket with Avenue Support by emailing avenue@mcmaster.ca. After […]

July 2021

July 2021 Assignments – Add categories in the New Assignment Creation Experience This feature builds on features in Assignments that were released in April 2021. The new assignment creation experience supports the alignment of assignments to categories. This feature is turned off by default. When it is enabled, instructors can […]

June 2021

June 2021 Attendance – Delete and restore registers Instructors can now restore mistakenly deleted attendance registers and associated session data. You can delete registers individually on the Attendance Registers page or in bulk. Note: Deleted registers do not appear in the Attendance data set. Figure: The Attendance Registers page with the More Actions drop-down menu > Delete functionality Brightspace […]

May 2021

May 2021 System Feature Information The maximum per file upload size limit in Avenue to Learn has increased from 1 GB to 2 GB. While this is a capped setting, where we have the ability to adjust upload file size limits, we have configured any setting to the maximum 2 […]

How do I request access to Urkund/Ouriginal?

How do I request Urkund/Ouriginal? Urkund (now called Ouriginal) is an originality checking service, which is being provided to faculty who are conducting research and need to check their work prior to submission for publication. The recorded video below shows how it works. If you have an existing course shell, […]

April 2021

April 2021 Accommodations – Improvements in Classlist, Quizzes, User Purge, and User Progress This feature builds on the Accommodations feature that was released in the February 2021 update. The following improvements have been made in the Classlist, Quizzes and User Progress tools: Improvements in Classlist for Instructors: An icon now […]