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Time to Delete 2014 Courses

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:05:02 +0000

In keeping with our current practice of maintaining 3 years of courses in Brightspace, we will soon begin deleting 2014 courses from Brightspace. Instructors sometimes report that their list of courses has grown too long. In those cases, we can manually unenroll … Continue reading

By Popular Demand: Rubrics Open in a New Window (Pop-up)

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:42:21 +0000

If I had a dollar for every time a faculty member complained about not being able to see rubrics and assignments at the same time, I could probably buy some new shoes. So this is a very brief announcement. When … Continue reading

Exciting Summer Vacation Options

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 13:13:39 +0000

Thinking about your summer vacation plans?  Sure, anyone can go to the beach or the mountains, but have you considered that as a UA faculty member, you are the only people who could choose to spend your summer with your … Continue reading

Win Valuable Prizes at the NEXT Conference!

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 12:39:28 +0000

Slots Open for Steal My Idea at NEXT Conference Do you have a great idea that’s working in your classes? Is this an idea that other faculty should try out? Can you explain your idea in 6 minutes and 40 … Continue reading

Resolve to Learn Something New in 2018

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 18:31:28 +0000

Now would be a good time to start thinking about your 2018 resolutions. Will 2018 be the year that you finally understand how to use Intelligent Agents in Brightspace? Or, will you start scheduling meetings in WebEx so you are … Continue reading

Problems with D2L Assignment Grader App

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 11:51:00 +0000

A number of faculty have reported problems connecting to Brightspace when using the D2L Assignment Grader app for iPad and Android. The problem is related to our upgrade from Springboard to Brightspace and prevents the app from authenticating correctly to … Continue reading

Brightspace Insights Training

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 11:31:02 +0000

This session provides basic coverage of the Insights reporting features. We will explore how to access and use the Insights Portal, Console and Ad-Hoc reporting components of the Insights reporting tool. In addition, we will also discuss some use cases … Continue reading

ALERT: New Assignments are Hidden By Default

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 13:07:02 +0000

Instructors can now set the visibility state to hidden on Assignments. When content is in a draft state, it is not visible to students. Important alert: When an instructor creates a new assignment folder, the new folder defaults to the hidden … Continue reading

How to customize and use the notifications in Brightspace

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:53:20 +0000

Brightspace’s  notification tool allows users to receive instant notifications about course events, such as announcements, grades, discussion messages, and approaching end dates on quizzes. The tool also allows for a user to subscribe to summaries of course activities, received through … Continue reading

Keep Calm and Carry On

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:06:05 +0000

As you may have read in the UA digest, we will be upgrading Springboard and migrating to a cloud-hosted environment this summer. What does this mean for you? Existing Springboard courses will be migrated to the new environment. We will … Continue reading