Updated : Tue 11/10/20 Category : D2L

Brightspace Learning Environment - File types added to restricted upload list

For security reasons, D2L restricts the uploading of certain file types to Brightspace Learning Environment. The list of restricted file types is not configurable by administrators. This feature adds the following file types to the restricted list: 

  • .cgi 
  • .cmd 
  • .hta 
  • .jar 
  • .lib 
  • .pl 
  • .pm 
  • .ps1 
  • .sh 
  • .vbscript

For additional information on restricted file types, visit the Restricted MIME types in Brightspace Learning Environment help topic.

Quick Eval - User interface improvements

Quick Eval is now listed in the Course Admin page under the Assessment category when Quick Eval is turned on and the user has access to it.

Quiz Builder - Question import improvements

This feature updates question importing options in Quiz Builder. When importing questions from Question Library, users can now use the default end of quiz location for the questions, or choose to import the questions into a section. Previously, all questions imported from the Question Library were placed at the end of the Quiz by default, with no ability to select a specific quiz section.

The Import drop-down menu now shows the Import to Section option on the Browse Question Library screen
The Import drop-down menu now shows the Import to Section option on the Browse Question Library screen


Quizzes - Editing quizzes with previous attempts

This feature updates the Quizzes – User experience updates for editing quizzes with attempts feature released in August 2020/20.20.8.

Points for all past quiz attempts are no longer modified when edits are made that affect the overall points and/or the grading calculations for a quiz. In the previous release, this update extended only to quizzes with attempts started after the June 2020/20.20.6 release. Now, all previous quizzes with attempts started before Brightspace Learning Environment version 20.20.6 display the quiz and grading calculations that appeared to the learner at the exact time they made the attempt.

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