Parents and guardians can choose to receive a weekly summary of their child's activity in Brightspace. Each Saturday at 8 AM (based on the server time in the client's specific AWS region), an activity summary is emailed to parents and guardians that contains notifications and reminders. For example, an activity summary may contain reminders when assignments are due and notifications when an instructor shares portfolio items.
Note: Parents and guardians receive one email per child.
By default, this functionality is turned on in Brightspace; however, it can be turned off by editing the d2l.Tools.ParentPortal.Notifications.DigestEnabled configuration variable.
If the configuration variable is turned on, parents and guardians then log in to Brightspace Parent & Guardian, enter and verify their email address, and select the option for emailing an activity summary.
To enhance the security of custom email addresses in Brightspace, all new users setting up a custom email address must verify the email address (by clicking a link in a verification email) before they receive notifications from Brightspace.
To receive weekly activity summaries in Brightspace Parent & Guardian, new parent/guardian roles must have the following permissions at the organization level:
Note the following:
- If an administrator disables the new permission for an existing role, the user must subscribe to notifications again to receive them.
- If an existing parent/guardian user changes their email address, they must verify their custom email address prior to receiving weekly email notifications.