July 2020 - 17/07/2020

The new Brightspace release is available from 17 July 2020 10:00

Important notices

This release introduces updates to the following browser support for Brightspace Learning Environment:

  • Chrome 81 (released in April 2020)
  • Chromium-based Edge 81 (released in April 2020)
  • Edge Legacy 44 (not receiving any further updates)
  • Safari 13 (released in September 2019)
  • Firefox 76 (releases May 5th, 2020)

You can access Brightspace Learning Environment with older versions of our supported browsers; however, Brightspace does not test Brightspace Learning Environment against these older versions. This means you may encounter unexpected user interface behavior and appearance, or broken and unsupported functionality. In most cases, Brightspace does not fix software defects experienced in unsupported browser versions. For an optimal experience that offers better performance, accessibility, and security, Brightspace strongly recommends that all users access Brightspace Learning Environment with a supported browser.

For more information on how to update your browser, check out the Update your Browser article.

Enhancements

Widgets – Pinned tab in My Courses widget

A new Pinned tab now appears in the My Courses widget. The Pinned tab allows learners and instructors to create a curated view of their pinned courses.

The Pinned tab appears in the widget only after a user pins a course in the Course Selector. The tab remains in view until all courses are unpinned. The My Courses widget remembers the last viewed tab and shows that same tab the next time the homepage is viewed. This makes it easy for instructors and learners who only wish to view pinned courses to see those courses upon login.

Grades - Text file imports into grade book

Untill now it was only possible to import grades by using .csv files. From this release on, it is possible to use .txt files as well. For more information on how to import grades check out the Import Grades article.