Instructor Support for Educational Systems

March 2021 - 19-03-2021


The new Brightspace release is available from 19 March 2021 10:00.

Important Announcement

Set your Brightspace Authentication preferences now!

As of next Monday 22 March 2021, 07:30h it will no longer be possible to log into Brightspace without a second authentication method. You will need to set your Multi-Factor Authentication preferences before you can access Brightspace.

Please note: This is a new authentication method and it is different from the current method used for Microsoft applications like MS Teams. We strongly advise you to set your preferences now in account services, so you do not experience any login issues on Monday.

For more information please see our manuals on Multi-Factor Authentication in Dutch, in English, or watch the video.


Assignments - Copying an assignment

Previously, when you copied an assignment, the copied assignment was set to active and you had to open the newly copied assignment to edit it.

Now when you copy an assignment, the copied assignment is set to inactive and you are directed to the Edit Assignment screen to continue editing it as part of the copy assignments workflow.

Quizzes - Copy quiz workflow

Previously, to copy and continue editing a quiz, you had to navigate to the Manage Quizzes page, click the More Actions > Copy functionality, and then select the quiz you wanted to copy, rename it, and click Edit quiz after copy completes.

This feature updates the copy quiz workflow to better align with Assignments, taking you to the Edit Quiz screen after copying the quiz.

Please be aware that the copy quiz workflow now also copies over Special Access settings from the original quiz.


In order to be consistent with the Microsoft End of Support for Legacy Edge in March 2021, D2L is also ending browser support for Legacy Edge. A warning banner appears in Brightspace Learning Environment if the client is using Legacy Edge.

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