Manager Dashboard is compatible with Brightspace platform 10.7.11 and higher. Your organization must be running the Brightspace Core product for your segment. The Manager Dashboard and Learning Groups tools are only available to Corporate Clients running Brightspace Core, or Education clients who have purchased the Upskilling add-on package.
Your instance must have Brightspace Data Platform and Data Hub enabled to turn on Manager Dashboard.
User role requirements
Manager Dashboard requires all users who will be assigned to courses to have one consistent course level role. You must choose this role to set up your Manager Dashboard. Typically, this role is the Learner role. As part of setup, the ID of this role is required. This appears in the URL of the Edit Permissions page of the user role you choose. The ID number appears at the end of the page URL.
Note: Manager Dashboard and Learning Groups remain in an empty state and not available to view until the Learner role is correctly configured. A screen appears with the message: "Manager Dashboard/Learning Groups isn't ready".
User role recommendations
Thoughtful role planning is required for Manager Dashboard users. D2L recommends setting up the following (or similar) org-level roles for Manager Dashboard:
- Learning/Development Manager or Administrator – this role requires access to Attributes management and the Learning Groups tool.
- People/Teams Manager – this role requires access to the Manager Dashboard tool to view their teams, assign users to courses, and view user progress through courses.
- Learners – this role is required for any user who may be enrolled in a course manually or automatically based on their attributes.
Note: Manager Dashboard is an org level tool that requires users to have an org level role, in addition to any other org unit or course level role they may have. When a learner is enrolled in a course or an org unit, they may be assigned a new role in that course or org unit, but they would still retain their org level role for org level tools such as Manager Dashboard. However, when users change jobs at their organization, they may get a different org level role assigned.