October’s Continuous Delivery Updates

(This list is not all-inclusive. It only shows those changes that will impact faculty the most. The date the updates will take place changes from month to month. You can expect the following updates to be in place by the end of the month.)

Activity Feed – Scheduled posts available

Scheduled posts allow users to create a post in advance, and set it to appear on activity feed at a future date and time. This allows instructors to create posts at convenient times to better manage and control their feed.

Figure: Select Post Later to schedule the post to appear at a future date and time

Figure: Select Post Later to schedule the post to appear at a future date and time

Figure: Set the date and time and click Schedule Post

Figure: Set the date and time and click Schedule Post

Brightspace Assignment Grader – Update Notification

A new version detection notification is available for Instructors using Brightspace Assignment Grader with Android or Apple devices. Previously, users were not notified when a new version of the Assignment Grader application became available. Users are now notified when a new version of the Assignment Grader application becomes available in Google Play or Apple Store. The update notification is compatible with Brightspace Learning Environment version 10.7 or later.

Figure: When the Brightspace Assignment Grader update required notification appears, users will be prompted to download the update from Google Play or the App Store, depending on user device

Figure: When the Brightspace Assignment Grader update required notification appears, users will be prompted to download the update from Google Play or the App Store, depending on user device

Figure: When the Brightspace Assignment Grader update available notification appears, users will be able to continue using the app and download the update at a later time

Figure: When the Brightspace Assignment Grader update available notification appears, users will be able to continue using the app and download the update at a later time

Content & HTML Editor – Google Drive and One Drive available

In Content, Google Drive and One Drive options can be added to the Existing Activities menu. The quicklinks picker in the HTML Editor can also include Google Drive and One Drive options. Private items that are shared to Brightspace Learning Environment from your Google or OneDrive account automatically have their permission updated to View Only so they can be accessed by other users. The Google Drive and One Drive options are available for Activity Feed, Portfolio, Assignments, Lessons, Content, and in the quicklinks picker. Configuration variables have been added to allow administrators to prevent Google Drive and One Drive options from displaying, to ensure that an institution’s policies are adhered to.

Figure: Select Google Drive or One Drive from the Existing Activities menu

Figure: Select Google Drive or One Drive from the Existing Activities menu

Figure: Select Google Drive or One Drive from the quicklink picker in the HTML editor

Figure: Select Google Drive or One Drive from the quicklink picker in the HTML editor

Grades – Launch the Bulk edit exemptions page from the gradebook

This feature adds the ability to launch the Bulk edit exemptions page for a learner from the Grade Item and Grade Category pages.

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