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Category: BrightSpace (D2L)

April 2017 Release

Coming April 27, 2017! Changes: Quizzes tool, HTML Editor Quizzes (look and feel, global change) Long answer questions are now called “written response (WR)” questions.  Functionality remains the same. HTML Editor (tool change, look and feel, global…

HTML Templates in Course Content

The default look and feel of a Brightspace D2L HTML document isn’t very pretty. Let’s use the HTML templates that ETS has created. They are mobile friendly and accessible. Overview steps Go to ‘content’ Go…

Creating Categories and Items with the Manage Grades Tool

After you complete the Setup Wizard, it’s time to organize your grades with the “Manage Grades” tool.  Instructors have the option for a weighted or points value grade book.  It is recommended to use a weighted grade…

Groups and Discussions Tool – Private Discussions for Journaling

You can use the groups tool to automatically put students in their own group. This allows them to have a private discussion board that you can grade throughout a semester.  You can grade entries overall…

Respondus Software for Assessment Creation and Editing

Respondus is a third party solution for creating quizzes and tests. It will interface with BrightSpace and can be a great time saver. You can also use it to print tests and quizzes for classroom use.…

Gradebook Wizard and Initial Settings – (video 2:28)

Before we can add grade categories and grade items to our gradebook we need to check our gradebook settings. We can do this by going directly to settings or by using the grades wizard. The…

February 2017 Release

Coming February 27, 2017! Changes: Quizzes tool, HTML Editor Quizzes (tool change, look and feel, global change) Short Answer Questions now have preview mode to the right of the question design screen.  Similar to changes in multiple choice…

Quiz Publishing to Grades in D2L

Many instructors utilize the quiz tool in D2L for numerous reasons; easily accessible quizzes, date and time controls, and the ability to instantly grade and push results to the grade book.  At times this works seamlessly,…

January 2017 Release

Coming January 27, 2017! Changes: Browser Support, Discussions, Grades, Quizzes tool, and Pulse App. Browser Support (global change, system requirement change) BrightSpace will no longer support older internet browsers.  This includes Microsoft Internet Explorer 10…