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Turnitin Gets Some Updates

D2L has recently released a new Turnitin® integration for assignments.  This new integration will provide instructors with more options to enable and control the Originality Check® tool via Turnitin®.  With the release of the new…

Creating an Assignment in BrightSpace with LTI Turnitin

Enabling Turnitin for an Assignment Select the course you would like to add a Turnitin enabled assignment to Select Assignments Select New Folder  In the new folder properties form, enter the name of the folder…

Create Engaging and Interactive Videos with Quiz Integration

Interactive Video Quizzing seamlessly embeds questions at any point in a video.   As viewers watch the video, the questions will appear at the chosen points. The video continues after each question is answered. Flexible…

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.…