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What's New in Brightspace at Ryerson

What's New - Winter 2020

This page is the home for news and resources for teaching using D2L Brightspace. Throughout the term, we will add information about new features, upcoming workshops and more.

Attention faculty and staff!

The Digital Media Projects office have moved. Please see the location information below.

Office location  

The DMP offices and faculty suite are incorporated within the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching; located in the Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex (DCC), at 288 Church Street.

For the most direct route, take the elevator to the 7th floor and turn right. Follow the signage to the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. Upon your arrival, reception staff will direct you to the appropriate DMP staff member or facility. 

Starting January 2020!

Map of Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex (DCC)

Map of 288 Church St, Toronto, ON M5B 1Z5

We always recommend that you use the most recent version of a reliable web browser, such as Google Chrome, external link, opens in new window or Mozilla Firefox, external link, opens in new window to access D2L Brightspace.

As of August 2019, if users attempt to access Brightspace Learning Environment using Internet Explorer, an unsupported page appears. The unsupported page contains links to download supported browsers and a link to the Community End of Life communication. Users cannot log in to Brightspace Learning Environment using any version of Internet Explorer.

Quick Eval is a new tool that allows evaluators (instructors, teaching assistants, etc.) to see a list of unevaluated learner submissions across all of their courses.

All of the submissions that need to be evaluated are in one place, with the ability to sort, filter or search, making it easy to prioritize.

You can now avoid unconscious bias in the grading and feedback process by configuring assignments to use anonymous learner names.

When the feature is selected while setting up an assignment, instructors can only see an anonymized learner name on assignment submissions.

NOTE: You must enable anonymous grading before students start to upload assignment submissions. You should also provide students with instructions to omit any identifying information from their document, including the file name.

If you've accidentally deleted a student's quiz attempt, and now realize that you wish to restore it, whether to use that attempt for the student's grade, investigate possible misconduct, or other reasons, you can now restore the attempt.

We're always working to improve the contents of this website.

Here are some of the recent updates:

You can also read about updates that occurred in Spring/Summer 2019 and Fall 2019.

Are you new to Brightspace at Ryerson?

The best place to start is our Getting Started section!