March 2020 - 20/03/2020

The new Brightspace release is available from 20 March 2020 10:00


Announcements – Display author information

Instructors now have the option to display author information (name and timestamp) on new and edited announcements. The box Show Author Information is set to unchecked by default.

See the announcement manual for more information on this new enhancement. 

Groups – Set exact time students can self-enroll

When setting up groups that allow students to self-enroll, instructors can now add an exact time when enrollment opens, and an exact time when self-enrollment expires. Previously, instructors could only set the date when enrollment opened or expired.

See the Groups manual for more information on creating Self Enrollment Groups.

Rubrics – Confirmation message for partially unevaluated rubric

To prevent publishing partially unevaluated rubrics, the publishing workflow in the new Rubrics grading experience now includes a confirmation message that warns Instructors when the rubric is not fully evaluated. Instructors have the option to continue publishing, or cancel. Warning messages appear when publishing a rubric for an individual student and when bulk publishing rubrics. Users attempting to publish an incomplete rubric evaluation must now click Publish to complete the workflow.

See the Rubrics manual for more information on using Rubrics.

Bug Fixes

The following reported issues have been resolved in the new Brightspace Release:

Groups - Timeouts could occur when enrolling users into groups for courses with large numbers of users and groups

When attempting to enroll users into groups, a timeout could occur for courses with large numbers of enrollments and large numbers of groups.

Release notes for LMS Coordinators / Support Staff