What's New in Community?🆕
SSO Launch! 🚀
We are extremely excited to have launched single sign on from the community into:
🙋Approved Support Contact Homepage
What this means, is that you can now access these community spaces with one set of Brightspace Community credentials.
Connect with our documentation to register for our single sign on experience if you haven't already.
You've been asking, and we've delivered! Follow along with our D2L product Roadmap to see what product and tool improvements we're working on next.
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!
Use the Roadmap to find linked PIE items that are actively being worked on, and watch as your suggestions become reality in Brightspace!
Discussions: What’s everyone talking about? 💬
May and June mean course wrap up for many educators and submission of final assignments for lots of learners. During this time our Members asked more questions about the Gradebook tool inside of Brightspace!
Be sure to check out these great Gradebook resources:
Thank you to everyone who hopped into the Community discussion forum to share knowledge and learn more about evaluation and feedback workflows.
Redesigned quiz timing options to simplify workflows ⏰
The July release updates the quiz creation and quiz taking experiences to simplify existing workflows for instructors and learners by adding useful new quiz timing options features.
This feature implements the following PIE items: D461, D452, D516, D576, D583, D779, D1552, D2860, D3514, D3582, D3627, D4106, D4145, D4441, D4450, D4998, D6359, D6516, D6731, D6904, D7473, D7742, D8038, D8816, D9257, D9656, D9798
Improved workflows for large quizzes 📝
This feature updates instructors' workflows for large quizzes in two ways.
- Instructors can now use the Load More button on the initial page load, if a quiz has more than 200 questions, sections, and question pools.
- If the Load More button is shown, list operations such as moving to the bottom or adding new questions continue functioning as expected. However, to see their changes, instructors must click the Load More button to reveal the updated list.
This feature implements PIE item D10368
Add criteria to awards in compliance with the latest Open Badges standard 🏆
Instructors can now specify what a learner must do to achieve a particular award.
This feature complements the use of evidence for awards by adding the new required Criteria field to the Awards tool.
This feature implements PIE item D6128 (Incorporate Open Badge 2.0 Standards)
Learning Center New Releases 🚌
Hey Brightspace Administrators, the start to a new term/semester doesn't have to be scary! Within this brand new Learning Center resource, learn how to successfully manage users, create courses, and recycle existing learning materials for a new term/session/semester.
- Downloadable check list to ensure you don't miss a step
- Short video walk throughs
- Shareable badge for completion
This resource was designed and developed with Joe Sisco, Sessional Instructor from the University of Windsor. In this short resource, you will learn how you can use Video Notes in your
Brightspace learning environments to provide assignment instructions and feedback.
- A spotlight on a fellow educator enhancing feedback using Video Note
- Using Video Notes to learn about Video Notes
- Short Course (estimate time of completion <30 mins)
Upcoming Events 🎫
D2L Fusion 2023
Join us for FUSION! Share your learning moment, register here.
You can also join the Community Crew for Fusion, virtually!
Check out our Community Fusion Labs!
Convos with Community: Beat the Heat Edition!
What to Expect❓
📚 We'll share the latest resources, inspired by you!
🎫 Get connected with upcoming events
🤝 We’ll invite your feedback and share information for staying connected
We can’t wait to see you there!
Roll Over Best Practices and Strategies Event
What to Expect❓
🍎 Learn how to create courses and content for a new term/session/semester
🚌 Dive into the Brightspace Learning Center resource
❔ Connect with the resource creator & content experts to ask your questions & receive answers
Look out for! 👀
Customer Spotlight: Lynn Thomas' Take on Gamification
Lynn Thomas, an educator in Dunnville Secondary School, will showcase how she has incorporated the captivating gamification experience using digital escape rooms in Brightspace to transform help Brightspace classroom experience. Digital escape rooms are virtual rooms presented as locked pages, where participants must solve a series of puzzles and challenges to progress.
Lynn emphasizes that these escape rooms incorporate elements such as riddles, ciphers, hidden clues, and logic puzzles, encouraging students to think critically and collaborate with their peers. This Customer Spotlight will also feature a quick Convo With Community session between Lynn and Rabia Ijaz, Technical Account Manager at D2L who is also the course creator of our very own Instructional Design Escape Room in the Brightspace Learning Center!
Fusion 2023: Join Us in the Community Lab
We want to celebrate your learning moment with the Community Lab this year! Come join us in-person at our annual conference hosted this year in Anaheim, California from July 12th - 14th or virtually to participate in our Community Fusion Lab to share feedback or just chat with the Community Crew. 👋
Registration for in-person Fusion is required. You can register at
No registration is required for our Virtual Community Lab! Check out our Virtual "Community Fusion Lab 👩🔬" opportunities in the Community Events tab to save a connect in your calendar!