End of Life Date: January 2020 release
The Picture Library widget was developed in the early 2000's and has had declining use and popularity since then. It was primarily used to display a series of custom images in a widget on a course homepage. It has not been included in new Brightspace sites since 2016.???
Why are we making this decision?
Lacking Daylight styling and accessible design, the widget's low usage, limited functionality, and legacy components have led to the decision to end of life the Picture Library widget.
Figure: The Picture Folders and Manage Picture Library dialogs.
What is the impact?
Homepages that currently have the widget added will have it removed from the layout. This may cause the homepage layout to shift if the widget was placed at the top or middle of a panel.
The Picture Library link from the Admin flyout will also be removed and images stored will no longer be accessible.