From time to time changes that affect all users of the learning environment are implemented in Brightspace. This page points out some of the recent changes to the system.

Copy Course Components

Copy Course Components - validation logic has been added to the copy process - January 2020

Copy Course Components now contains a validation logic step in the course copy process which informs users if they performed a copy from the source previously. This helps the user avoid unnecessary duplication of copied course components.

If the course the user is copying content from has already been used to copy components into the current course, the dialogue box verbiage (as in the image below) is the same whether the user intends to select A (Copy All Components) or B (Select Components).

Note that selecting option A (Copy All Components) will start the copy process IMMEDIATELY and, if a complete course copy has already occurred, will have the effect of doubling up existing material that has been copied over previously.

Selecting option B (Select Components) will port the user into the selection process as normal.

D2l 20.20.01 Screen capture - verbiage related to Copy Course Components dialogue box


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Brightspace – Internet Explorer - Support removed

Brightspace access - support for Internet Explorer has been removed - January 2020

As of January 1, 2020, Brightspace has ended support for Internet Explorer. All versions of Internet Explorer will no longer be able to access Brightspace.


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Improvements to Consistency in the Brightspace system

Interface Control, Language, Workflow changes - MSU-Bozeman campus - October 2019

To provide a more consistent experience, there have been changes to update the language, interface controls, and workflows throughout Brightspace Learning Environment.

Select this link to access an information document detailing the changes to the system.


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Addition of blue to My Home and Course Nav bars

Visual change - MSU-Bozeman campus - May 2019.

 D2L Screenshot CD - new blue nav bar added to My Home and Course display


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"Quick Eval" link added to the My Home Nav bars

Visual and Support change - MSU-Bozeman campus - May 2019.

Quick Eval is a new tool that allows evaluators to see a list of unevaluated learner submissions from all their courses. Submissions from Assignments, Quizzes, and Discussions are displayed in one location to improve efficiency when locating work that requires evaluation and providing feedback to learners.

D2L screenshot CD - new link to "Quick Eval" added to My Home Navbar


Access older information from the "What's New with Brightspace at MSU" area

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