January 2022

January 2022 Learning Environment – Supported browsers With this release, Avenue to Learn’s browser version check now displays warnings for browsers earlier than the following versions: Chrome 93 (released in August 2021) Safari 13 (released in September 2019) Firefox 91 (released in August 2021) Edge 93 (released in August 2021) You can access Avenue with […]

December 2021

December 2021 Brightspace Editor – Hotkey shortcut to source editor This feature adds a new hotkey shortcut in the Brightspace Editor (the editor you see when creating in Content) to access the source editor. Previously, the source editor was unavailable by a hotkey shortcut. The hotkey shortcut is: Windows: Ctrl+Shift+E […]

November 2021

November 2021 Brightspace Editor – Additional support for drag/drop and copy/paste images Expanding further on the feature released in October 2021  and features released in May 2021, additional tools and editors now support the drag/drop and copy/paste functionality, including: Quizzes > Feedback Grades > Feedback Grades > Comments Discussions > Feedback […]

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 […]