Instructor Support for Educational Systems

March 2022 - 18/03/2022

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The new Brightspace release is available from 18 March 2022 10:00.


Announcements — Create new announcements quickly with new Copy option

This feature adds a new Copy option in the context menu of an announcement.

Users click Copy, which opens a new edit announcement page in draft mode with the details of the original announcement copied over. The following details are copied:

  • Headline, with "Copy of " appended to the front
  • Content
  • Display Author checkbox setting
  • Show Start Date setting
  • Attachments
  • Release conditions

Start dates and/or end dates are not copied over. No notifications are triggered by this action until the edit page is saved.

Please be aware that due to a bug, replacement strings (for example {firstname}, {lastname}) in the title of the announcement are not copied over correctly. Replacement strings in the body of the announcement are copied over properly. The vendor is aware of this bug and is working on a fix.

SCORM — Easier object import with optional custom review/retake process

This feature allows instructors to disable Brightspace’s built in SCORM review/retake functionality. Disabling Brightspace’s review/retake functionality will prevent learners from experiencing issues when the package has a native built review/retake logic. 

Disabling the custom review/retake functionality can only occur during upload of a SCORM/xAPI object.

If a currently uploaded file needs to have this setting changed, users must reupload and replace the original file.

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