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News

On a regular basis Brightspace will be updated with new functionalities and features. Below you can find the latest additions to the system. If anything is unclear, please contact brightspace@tudelft.nl for support. Click on the title to read more about the update.

Date: 28 May 2020

Instructors

It is now possible to bulk delete items in the calendar. This allows for quick removal of events.

Teachers can now select the option ‘include rubric feedback in overall feedback’ when they hide the rubric to the students.

Instructors and Students

You can now pin and unpin courses in the pulse application.

Date: 16 April 2020

Instructors

A new brightspace integrated tool which is meant to gradually replace scorion. Buddycheck is a simple to set up and use peer evaluation tool which allows students to evaluate each team member’s performance in a group activity, as well as perform a self-assessment. The Instructor can create any number of performance criteria or select from a number of samples.

Date: 01 April 2020

Instructors

New support page is available. Grasple enables you to collaboratively create and share openly licensed exercises for math and statistics.

 

Date: 25 March 2020

Instructors

A new message is now available to warn you when rubrics are incomplete, not fully evaluated.

Instructors can now add an exact time when enrollment opens and when it expires.

It is now possible to include or exclude the authorship of new announcements.

 

Date: 24 March 2020

Instructors

Updates on TU Delft possibilities for remote assessments.

 

Date: 18 March 2020

Instructors

Virtual Classroom (YouSeeU by Bongo) is now automatically activated in all Brightspace Courses and Sandboxes.

 

Date: 16 March 2020

Instructors

Following up the latest government measures, we have cancelled Brightspace open office hours and interrupted the lending of equipment.

 

Date: 13 March 2020

Instructors

This page offers suggestions for instructors at TU Delft looking to continue offering a student-centered learning experience in a remote or online learning environment.

List of tools available TU-wide, GDPR-compliant, and fully supported by Brightspace Support and by ICT-FM’s technical support staff.

Date: 23 February 2020

Instructors

Students can now directly access inline feedback to their assignments.

Users can now import tab separated value (.tsv) files into Gradebook.

Date: 23 January 2020

Instructors

The new Quiz Builder experience is an updated workflow within the existing Quizzes tool for creating, importing, editing, deleting, and reordering questions, question pools, and sections within quizzes. It streamlines the quiz creation and editing process without compromising advanced features. This change is part of an overall effort to revitalize and enhance the existing Brightspace Quizzes tool through incremental workflow enhancements.

Group members can now see the description of their group. An instructor can now increase or decrease the capacity for self-enrollment groups after they have been created, and prior to the group sign-up expiry date. Also, instructors can set Start dates for self-enrollment groups. This feature allows them to schedule self-enrollment groups availability, ensuring learners are prepared and have equal opportunity to self-enroll.

Date: 3 December 2019

Instructors

You can now save feedback as draft. Also, in the attempt log, you can restore the last deleted attempted quiz.

Date: 25 October 2019

Instructors

In this monthly update of Brightspace, the language and methods by which instructors make activities hidden or visible to learners across different tools has been made consistent. This means that you might see different icons and settings might be located in slightly different places than before. Functionalities have not changed.

Instead of the Draft checkmark, a new visibility checkbox control ‘Hide from users’ is now available when editing properties and settings. This change affects the Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, Surveys, and Grades (grade item and grade category) tools.

Date: 26 September 2019

Instructors

Selected settings will be kept until a new setting selection is made.

The Completed content topic is a new release condition that is met when a user completes a content topic. The method of completing the topic depends on the type, such as viewing a file or submitting an assignment.

Grades entered in Assignments and Grade Book are synchronized.

Grades entered in Discussions and Grade Book are synchronized.

Date: 04 September 2019

Instructors

Updates in roles and permissions in Brightspace.

 

Date: 31 July 2019

Instructors

Information about Brightspace courses for the new Academic Year.

Students

Updated information about enrolling and unenrolling for courses.

Date: 27 June 2019

Instructors

Intelligent agents that are copied from one course to another, will be set to ‘Inactive’ per default. This is consistent with how Quizzes behave when copied.

When a discussion is associated with a rubric and assessed, Brightspace now saves scores and feedback while in Draft.

Students

The overview of assingments for students has been updated to be more efficient and practical. It is easier to view which assingments have been submitted, evaluated and scores achieved.

Date: 23rd May 2019

Instructors

Instructors can now evaluate the quizzes in full screen. You can read more about how to grade quizzes manually and automatically here.

When annotating submissions in Assignments, instructors can now toggle to a full screen view. This allows for more screen space to display learner submissions and insert annotations, while removing unnecessary navigation menus.

If Annotations are enabled for a specific course, instructors can now determine if they want to use the annotation tools when assessing submissions for a specific assignment.

The Rubrics Grading Experience available for assignments and discussions is now available for group Assignments and group Discussions. When a rubric assessment is in draft state, the assessment is not viewable by members of a given group. Once the assessment is published, all group members can view the rubric assessment.

Instructors can now save feedback on assessments in draft state prior to publishing it to students. Now when instructors add feedback to assessments, the Save Draft and Publish buttons display.

Date: 26th April 2019

Instructors

Instructors can now use the built-in annotation toolbar in Assignments to provide contextual feedback with highlighting, free hand drawing, shapes, and associated commenting. This allows instructors to complete all their evaluation and feedback work directly in Assignments, without the need to use any external tools or applications.

Date: 28th March 2019

Instructors

Projectcampus is a simple to use, social learning environment for groups and projects and brings together any and all communication regarding learning in projects and groups in one place, including communication from parties outside of TU Delft.

To avoid potential disruption, imported or copied quizzes remain active by default. After importing or copying quizzes, instructors can change the state of each quiz from the Quizzes tool, if necessary.

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