What's New with D2L
What's New with Brightspace (D2L)
This section describes the most recent changes to Brightspace Help, based on the latest release.
For detailed information about new features, fixed issues, and known issues in the latest release, see the current release notes on the Brightspace Community, an additional D2L resource where you can get help from community members, Brightspace experts, access blogs, and peruse FAQs, 24/7.
Note: Beginning Spring Semester 2019, Brightspace will be on a Continuous Delivery cycle that applies application updates incrementally with no further need for scheduled maintenance periods or downtimes. In the event of Unscheduled Maintenance, the most current information regarding the availability of Brightspace will be posted at the USG Status Page.
Current Release Notes - April 2020
- Updated the Create a file for the Bulk User Management tool topic to include steps on how to update form items in CSV files and updated the Available Actions section.
- Updated the Form Elements permissions topic to mention the ability of editing the form items in the CREATE, IMPORT, and UPDATE CSV files used in Bulk User Management.
- Updated the User Management configuration variables topic to update the description of the d2l.Tools.UserManagement.OrgHasContactInfo configuration variable.
- Updated the 3rd Party configuration variables topic as the Turnitin Submissions Brightspace Data Set is no longer dependent on the d2l.3rdParty.Turnitin.HasPlagiarismPrevention and d2l.3rdParty.Turnitin.HasGradeMark configuration variables.
- Updated the XML example for Memberships topic to include an updated example for XML Parser 4.
- Updated the Memberships XML tags for XML Parser 4 topic to reflect the updated example for Memberships for XML Parser 4.
- Updated the More Info on copying Learning Outcomes topic to indicate that the CCB function currently only copies ASN imported outcomes.
- Updated the Import standard alignments using Bulk Course Create (BCC) topic to indicate that the BCC function currently only copies ASN imported outcomes.
- Updated the Brightspace Data Sets for Announcements > Brightspace Data Set: Announcement sub-topic to add CreatedBy, LastModifiedBy, IsAuthorInfoShown, and CreatedDate columns (version 4.7/5.1).
- Updated the Brightspace Data Sets for LTI topic to add new Brightspace Data Set: LTI Links Shared data set and add OuAvailabilitySetId column to existing Brightspace Data Set: LTI Links sub-topic (version 4.7/5.1). Updated the
- topic as the Turnitin Submissions Brightspace Data Set is no longer dependent on the
- configuration variables (version 4.7 / 5.1).
- Updated the Entity Relationship Diagram in the Brightspace Data Sets for Portfolio topic, updated the ObjectId column description in the Brightspace Data Set: Portfolio Evidence Log sub-topic, and updated the IsRetired column description in the Brightspace Data Set: Portfolio Categories sub-topic. Updated the description of the Group column in the Brightspace Data Set: Portfolio Evidence Categories data set sub-topic. Updated the key of the EvidenceId column in the Brightspace Data Set: Portfolio Evidence Objects sub-topic.(version 4.7 / 5.1).
- Updated the Brightspace Data Sets for Discussions > Brightspace Data Set: Discussion Posts topic to include the note - you can extract the body of the discussion post through the API (version 4.7 / 5.1).
- Updated the description of the CollectionId column in the Brightspace Data Sets for Surveys > Brightspace Data Set: Quiz Survey Sections topic (version 4.7 / 5.1).
- Updated the Brightspace Data Sets for Quizzes > Brightspace Data Set: Quiz User Answers topic to match the Entity Relationship Diagram (4.7 / 5.1).
- Updated the RowVersion column name in the Brightspace Data Sets for Role Details > Brightspace Data Set: Role Details topic to read as Version (version 4.7 / 5.1).
- Updated the Brightspace Data Sets for Assignments > Brightspace Data Set: Assignment Submission Details and the Brightspace Data Set: Assignment Submissions topics to match the Entity Relationship Diagram (version 4.7 / 5.1).
- Updated the Brightspace Data Sets for Content > Brightspace Data Set: Content Objects topic to remove the DateCreated column and updated the ResultId column description (4.7 / 5.1).
- Updated the About Brightspace Data Sets topic.
- Updated the Brightspace Data Sets for Exemptions > Brightspace Data Set: Activity Exemptions Logs sub-topic to updated the description of the ToolId column.
- Added the ObjectId column in the Brightspace Data Set: Questions > Brightspace Data Set: Question Relationships sub-topic.
- Updated the Create learning outcomes at the organization level topic to include the ability to search for Outcomes.
- Updated the Import from Achievement Standards Network topic to include the ability to search for Standards.
- Updated the Copy Standards (Learning Outcomes) between courses topic to expand the information about copying both ASN and authored standards.
- Added the Edit Standards (Learning Outcomes) topic.
- Updated Set a language pack and Types of locales to reflect currently available system locales.
- Added new Harvard ManageMentor® topic.
- Renamed the Edit the category name topic to Rename a category.
- Updated the View assessment details on the Outcomes Progress details page topic to provide additional information about the appearance of the outcomes within the picker. Also added option to search for Outcomes in the task directions.
- Added the Delete a category topic.
- Updated the Add a new category and Rename a category topics to add additional methods for adding and renaming categories.
- Updated Manage questions in the new Quiz Builder experience with steps to export questions from Quizzes to Brightspace Learning Repository.
- Updated the View courses and course content in Brightspace Pulse topic to add pinning and unpinning courses (iOS only).
- Updated the Set up Discover to allow learners to self-enroll in courses topic to remove the 6606 top-level org unit value. The value should be your organization's top-level org unit number.
- Updated the Configuring update types in Brightspace Pulse topic to mention Activity Feed updates.
- Updated the Brightspace Pulse and microservices topic to remove the decommissioned Dates Service and User Info Service. Added the User Graph Service and Brightspace Event Flow Service to the list of microservices used by Brightspace Pulse.
- Removed the Manage Brightspace Pulse notifications topic. Notifications can no longer be disabled in Brightspace Pulse.
- Updated the Navigate in Brightspace Pulse topic to mention that a check mark icon now automatically displays when an activity is complete.
- Removed the Mark an activity as complete in Brightspace Pulse topic.
- Updated the Create a group, Set up self-enrollment in groups, Create a group category, Group enrollment types, and Best practices for setting up groups topics to mention that groups have a maximum enrollment of 200 users.
- Added the Submit in-progress Quizzes topic.
- Updated the Create a Game Map and Add Game Based Learning link to a Navbar topics with information on accessing GBL from a link in Course Admin.
- Updated the Update and test the External Learning Tools links topic to include updated Signature options that need to be set.
- Updated the Settings configuration variables topic to include the d2l.Settings.PaginationNumbering configuration variable.
Current Release Notes
Brightspace Platform August 2018/10.8.4 Current Release Notes
Brightspace Platform July 2018/10.8.3 Past Release Notes
Brightspace Platform June 2018/10.8.2 Past Release Notes
Brightspace Platform May 2018/10.8.1 Past Release Notes
Brightspace Platform April 2018/10.8.0 Past Release Notes
Brightspace Platform March 2018/10.7.11 Past Release Notes