What's New in Brightspace at Ryerson
Students can now submit .cs file types as assignment submissions. These are C# source files. To evaluate these submissions, instructors will need to download each submission and view locally, using the appropriate software.
As a reminder, there are a variety of file types that can be uploaded.
The following file formats are compatible with the Assignments document viewer, and can be viewed within D2L, without the need to download when grading the submission:
|HTM, HTML, MHT, MHTML||Web document||Brightspace Learning Environment strips the <title> tag and text within the tag from user created web documents|
|RTF, PPT, PPS, PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPTX, XML, XLS, TXT, WPD||Text document|
|JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIF, TIFF||Image|
|SWF, MPG, MPEG, RM, MP3, MP4, M4V, M4A, AVI, WAV, RAM, ASF, MOV, RA||Media||The extensions MP4, M4V, and M4A allow users to drag entire albums, video podcasts, and movies from iTunes|
For those instructors who use SCORM content in their course shells, there is now some additional reporting information available.
The new SCORM engine in D2L now includes Interactions and Objectives reports, and can be accessed by navigating to Scorm Reports from a course's reports page (Content > Table of Contents > Related Tools > View Reports > SCORM Reports).
Did you know that D2L Brightspace hosts a variety of training courses at Ryerson? It isn't just used for online courses and supplemental course materials!
This year, we will be introducing some new information for those of you using D2L for training courses, including:
- courses run through the staff Learning Event Calendar
- mandatory training courses, like AODA
... and more!
Keep an eye on this space for more information!
D2L Brightspace troubleshooting drop-in clinics
Bring your course shells and questions, our daily drop-in clinics are here! Each weekday from Wednesday January 09 through Wednesday January 16, from 2:00pm - 3:00pm.
Our Wednesday weekly drop-in clinics resume the following week.
See our Instructor Events page for details, including the location.
Please contact us to book an appointment if you cannot come during one of our drop-in times.
Two advanced workshops added!
Register through Ryerson's Learning Events Calendar. Space is limited.
D2L Brightspace Turnitin assignments
In this hands-on workshop participants will learn how to create and grade Turnitin-enabled assignments. Turnitin is integrated with D2L Brightspace and can be used to prevent plagiarism and provide inline feedback on student papers.
D2L Brightspace Rubrics
In this hands-on workshop participants will learn how to use the D2L Brightspace Rubrics tool to simplify online assessment of assignments and discussion topics, as well as how to use rubrics directly in the Grades tool.
We're always working to improve the contents of this website.
Here are some of the things we worked on recently:
- [NEW!] Text assignment submissions available
- [NEW!] Quizzes - Image and Text Information items deprecated
- [NEW!] Improvements to Turnitin integration