October 2020

October 2020 Learning Environment – File types added to restricted upload list For security reasons, D2L restricts the uploading of certain file types to Brightspace Learning Environment. The list of restricted file types is not configurable by administrators. This feature adds the following file types to the restricted list: .cgi […]

Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor

Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor Respondus LockDown Browser is a downloadable program that allows  a student to take an Avenue to Learn quiz in a secure environment. Quizzes can be set to use LockDown Browser or LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor. Respondus Monitor is software that uses a webcam […]

What can I add to my syllabus if I am using Respondus LockDown Browser or Respondus Monitor?

This paragraph was approved by Senate on July 8, 2020 and is part of the Undergraduate Course Management Policy. The following paragraph appears on page 10 of the document. For reference, here’s a link to the policy: https://secretariat.mcmaster.ca/app/uploads/2019/06/Undergraduate-Course-Management-Policy.pdf ONLINE PROCTORING Some courses may use online proctoring software for tests and exams. […]

September 2020

Assignments – Additional functionality in the new assignment creation experience Building on the August release, you can now do the following: Add special access conditions to assignments Receive a notification email when assignments are submitted Figure: The new assignment creation experience with the Notification Email functionality Refreshed visual design of […]