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 Preview Activity option in the Assignment context menu to see a preview of the assignment. TA 4 and TA 6 can use the Preview Activity option to view the assignment information, but cannot edit the assignment properties or dates.
Figure: The Preview Activity option appears on the context menu for the assignment.
Figure: The Assignment Preview enables users to view the assignment information, but they cannot edit it.
Brightspace Editor – Drag/drop and copy/paste images
This feature complements the Brightspace Editor functionality as released in May 2021.
The drag/drop and copy/paste functionality of images is now available in the following areas that contain no user-specific data.
- Content Module/Topic Descriptions
- Quiz/Survey/Self-Assessment – Description, Header. Footer
- Grades – Description
- Content Course Overview descriptions
- Discussion Forum/Topic descriptions
Note: Similar to current functionality, image files added to these areas are saved in the root of the Manage Files area of the organization unit the user is currently in.
Brightspace Pulse – Operating system support
The latest version of Brightspace Pulse is supported on devices with iOS® 12+ or AndroidTM 6.0+ (2015 release). Older versions of Brightspace Pulse will continue to work on devices with iOS 11 or Android 5.0, but will not receive any app updates. For an optimal experience, D2L, the developer of Avenue to Learn, recommends installing the latest version of Brightspace Pulse on devices with iOS 12+ or Android 6.0+.
Content – Add Print Button to PDF file types
This feature adds the option to print PDF file types to Classic Content.
The Print button is visible when viewing a PDF topic or the Course Overview as a PDF.
No option to print PDFs was previously available.
Figure: PDF view in Brightspace Classic Learning Environment – Content prior to this release, highlighting the absence of a print functionality.
Figure: PDF view in Brightspace Classic Learning Environment – Content highlighting the location of the Print button.
Course Import – View Course Import history
Users can now view the history of course import attempts for courses in a specific org unit. From the Import/Export/Copy tool on Course Admin, users can view the Course Import History page, which includes the following information for each course import attempt:
- the original package name
- status of the import
- user who created the import job
- the timestamp for the import attempt
The content is sorted by Start Time (Descending) by default. After users have viewed the page, they can return to the Import/Export/Copy Components landing page in the Course Administration or click View Import Log to see a more detailed log. The log opens at the last line for the conversion you are viewing.
Figure: The View Import History link is available from the Import/Export/Copy Components tool in the Course Administration area of their course.
Figure: On the Course Import History page, you can view the import log for more information about the import attempt.