D2L (the company that owns Brightspace) uses Continuous Delivery to update our Brightspace system. The Continuous Delivery model gives us regular monthly updates allowing for incremental and easily integrated changes with no downtime required for our Brightspace system.
Our Continuous Delivery update occurs on the 4th Thursday of each month. D2L provides release notes to help users stay up-to-date with the changes.
Here are a few updates in the October 2020/20.20.10 release that were added to our system this month:
1) Brightspace Learning Environment - File types added to restricted upload list
For security reasons, D2L restricts the uploading of certain file types to Brightspace Learning Environment. This feature adds the following file types to the restricted list:
For additional information on restricted file types, visit the Restricted MIME types in Brightspace Learning Environment help topic.
2) Quick Eval - User interface improvements
Quick Eval is now listed in the Course Admin page under the Assessment category.
3) Quiz Builder - Question import improvements
This feature updates question importing options in Quiz Builder. When importing questions from Question Library, users can now use the default end of quiz location for the questions, or choose to import the questions into a section. Previously, all questions imported from the Question Library were placed at the end of the Quiz by default, with no ability to select a specific quiz section.
4) Quizzes - Editing quizzes with previous attempts
This feature updates the Quizzes – User experience updates for editing quizzes with attempts feature released in August 2020/20.20.8.
Points for all past quiz attempts are no longer modified when edits are made that affect the overall points and/or the grading calculations for a quiz. In the previous release, this update extended only to quizzes with attempts started after the June 2020/20.20.6 release. Now, all previous quizzes with attempts started before Brightspace Learning Environment version 20.20.6 will display the quiz and grading calculations that appeared to the learner at the exact time they made the attempt.
If you are interested in getting more information about these and all the October Continuous Delivery updates, refer to the Brightspace Platform October 2020/20.20.10 Release Notes.
Additionally, refer to the Brightspace Release Notes for Continuous Delivery Releases, for details about current, past, and to preview upcoming continuous delivery updates.
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