Resources within the Community 📚
D2L Product Roadmap
👉 Launching in a brand-new visual format on the D2L Community, the updated Product Roadmap will help D2L clients plan their teaching and learning priorities for the next quarter, semester, or school year with recent and upcoming feature launches in mind.
🙌 You’ve helped shape the roadmap for 2023 through the Product Idea Exchange (PIE), feedback sessions, collaboration and user research, so thanks for being part of our journey! We will be updating this approximately every six months.
This is your one-stop-shop for all the latest resources and information related to the Brightspace Community. It's a place where you can connect with peers, share ideas, and stay up-to-date on the latest trends in education technology. Whether you're a seasoned educator or just getting started, the Brightspace Community Corner has something for everyone. So come on in, explore the resources, and join the conversation. We can't wait to see you there!
We love to share with you highlights in the Community, from walking you through the quarterly Community Newsletters, Community Updates to shining the spotlight on our Brightspace Community Champions.
Check out our On-Demand Event Archive in the Community Corner category!
ConvosWithCommunity: Hot Chocolate ☕
Customer Spotlight: Video Notes With Joe Sisco 📹
In this exciting opportunity we partnered with our Community Champion, Joe Sisco, Sessional Instructor @ UWindsor to learn more about the Brightspace Video Note Tool and how it can transform your teaching and learning experience!
We explored features and benefits of the Brightspace Video Note Tool, including its ability to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes, its ease of use, and how to provide rich and meaningful feedback to learners using Video Note.
Customer Spotlight: Let’s Chat Metacognition 🧠
In this insightful chat with Emma O’Neil and Carmel Hensey from University College Dublin we explored how can we, as educators, facilitate our students' thinking about their thinking?
In this connect, the presenters dove into content from their Learning Center course Metacognitive Teaching and Learning Strategies to explore the framework and give real life examples of how you can implement the philosophy into your work!
The Community is now Gamified! 🎲
We want you to feel valued for your participation here! It's all of us that make this Community a supportive and thriving place to be! Plus, it's just plain FUN!🎉
Aside from finding helpful resources to enable you in your role, our Community also incorporates a gamification component. Gamification boosts our community spirit because it taps into one of humanity's most primitive ideals: the Desire2Compete.
To learn more about how to earn points, climb the ranks and earn badges, check out out Community Gamification article in the Community Corner!
Discussions: What’s everyone talking about?🗨️
Did you know that you can now search Community discussions by product related tags?
Right on the Community homepage, jump into questions asked in your particular area of interest!
API and Quiz related questions are trending right now! 📈 We want to learn more to be able to support your implementation of the Quiz tool in Brightspace.
Connect with our Community poll to let us know what types of Quiz related resources you want to see more of.
If there's a resource we're missing, we'd love to hear from you in our Community Feedback discussion. We'll get busy creating, or better yet, partner with you to highlight your skills through a sharable resource! We love spotlighting our clients!
Learners can now share achievements from the Awards tool directly to their LinkedIn profiles. 🌟
This feature simplifies showcasing awards in LinkedIn profiles. Awards can now be shared directly from Brightspace without using a third-party tool or creating a link to the award first.
- This feature implements PIE item D8491 (Share Badges Directly to LinkedIn).
Printed rubrics now include the logo from the organization that issued the rubric; specifically, the logo image that appears on the printed rubrics is the image displayed in the course navigation bar. ✨
- This feature implements PIE item D7956 (Add company logo to the rubric when printing).
A new language selector is available in the user menu to easily change the language setting to the user’s preferred language. 💬
- This feature implements PIE items D8920 (Language toggle feature) & D7508 (Preferred Language Selector)
You can learn more on our March Release Notes!
This feature introduces a confirmation dialog box to learners closing in-progress quizzes. The dialog box is context-based, providing additional information about the impact of exiting the quiz (such as whether a learner will be able to return to their quiz after exiting).
- This feature implements PIE item D7289 (Close/Exit Quiz errors correction).
You can learn more on our April Release Notes!
Learning Center New Releases 🚌
We've now made it easier than ever to share your Brightspace product and tool expertise!
The Community Team partnered up with some of our Instructional Designers to bring you a new course designed to enable YOU to share a resource in our Brightspace Learning Center!
Share a Resource in the Learning Center 🎨
What to Expect in This Course❓
- Tour the Learning Center. What is it? What can I find there?
- Walk through a step by step process and best practices for creating a shareable resource in the Learning Center
- Connect with helpful, take-away resources to help you plan and execute
- Learn how to partner with the Community Team to promote your resource, so we can ensure lots of eyes get on it
If you have a unique way of using Brightspace products and tools or a specific Brightspace related skillset, connect with this course to get started!
📝Note: Check out a Complete Directory of Learning Center Resources to see which ones are a fit for you!
ConvosWithCommunity: Video Note With Joe Sisco
We are excited to invite you to our upcoming webinar, where we will be highlighting our amazing Brightspace Video Note Tool in a special Customer Spotlight event!
Join us on March 30th, 2023 at noon for a 30-minute presentation showcasing the amazing capabilities of this fantastic tool, and learn how it can help you enhance your teaching and learning experience.
During the presentation, we will dive into the many features and benefits of the Brightspace Video Note Tool, including its ability to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes, its ease of use, and how to provide rich and meaningful feedback to learners using Video Notes.
After the presentation, you will have the opportunity to participate in a 15-minute Q&A
session, where you can ask Joe Sisco any questions you may have about the tool and its implementation.
Transforming K-12 Teacher PD
Hey K12 Educators and Admins 👩🏫,
Quality, personalized teacher PD has never been more important in K-12 education 🏫.
Join us for a webinar on April 18 at 11AM ET to learn how your school district can:
- Align school culture and communications to value and acknowledge teachers as professional learners
- Modernize school systems to support personalized teacher pathways
- Leverage hybrid methods to enable flexible, authentic, teacher-centered learning
See you there!
Connection events are free to attend, but registration is required.
With presentations, workshops and networking, D2L Connection: Georgia is perfect for your learning and professional development. You’ll discover tips and tricks and have the chance to connect with peers to share insights and best practices.
- Gain practical experience with in-depth sessions on D2L Brightspace
- Ask questions and give feedback directly to D2L team members
- Share insights with your peers during dedicated networking sessions
Look out for! 👀
Single Sign On into PIE, Learning Center, and ASC homepage
Your experience into these spaces is going to get a whole lot smoother soon! Stay tuned!
Brand New Learning Center Offerings are in the works!
Rollover Best Practices and Strategies
NO!!! Not THAT kind of ‘roll over’!😹
The start of a new term/semester/session doesn't have to be daunting! In this course, we've simplified the rollover process workflows to help you save time and maintain consistency across your organization.
Customer Spotlight: Video Note Workflows with University of Windsor
We LOVE💗 highlighting our clients' use of Brightspace products and tools! In this upcoming course, we partner with Joe Sisco from the University of Windsor to share his workflows for leveraging Video Note for effective and efficient instruction and assessment.
A Scavenger Hunt
Come explore with us!🧭 We've partnered with the course creators for the Instructional Design Escape Room to bring you another adventure opportunity!
Keep your eyes peeled 👀 for updates of this one to learn how to add gamification and adventure into your Brightspace instance! Or, use it as a team building opportunity within your place of learning.
Brand New Community Groups!
Creator + Community
Dive into this group if you are a Creator + customer or just curious about the possibilities of what it could provide for you! In this space, tips and tricks will be shared so that you can maximize the capabilities of Creator + for your Brightspace instance.
➕Bonus: Check out the Learning Center course Welcome to Creator + to learn more!
You've asked, and we've delivered with this new Community Group coming soon! Through client feedback, we've heard that you'd love to find ways to connect with resources that resonate with your place of work. This group will provide a welcome and collaborative space to share resources and tips and tricks for incorporating Brightspace products and tools into your Brightspace instance.