Recent Updates

April 2024 Highlights

  • In Discussions: Instructor feedback files can now be attached to discussion evaluations. Students can review the feedback files from the Discussions and Class Progress tools.
  • In Quizzes: Additional functions are available for instructors setting up an arithmetic question type.
  • KA 2491 for instructors

March 2024 Highlights

  • In HTML Editor: Creating links are now more consistent in the Add Link window.
  • In Profile: The Twitter field has been renamed to X to reflect the current name.
  • In Quizzes: When exporting quiz statistics or reports, instructors will now receive a minibar notification to download them.
  • KA 2487 for instructors

February 2024 Highlights

  • In D2L Brightspace: A “Powered by D2L Brightspace” footer is at the bottom of select pages, including course homepages.
  • In Discover: Bulk approve or deny enrollment requests into a self-registration course.
  • In Quizzes: The question mark (?) icon no longer displays in the Question Library.
  • KA 2482 and 2481

January 2024 Highlights

  • Awards: Students can export achievements as digital credentials.
  • Brightspace Pulse: Students can set which push notifications to receive using the push app settings.
  • Notifications: The SMS notifications will no longer be available in the future July 2024 release. You can still subscribe to email notifications from the Notifications tool, and can still set push notifications from the Brightspace Pulse app.
  • KA 2478 for Students


December Highlights

  • In Chat, the tool has been permanently retired and is no longer available to users.
  • In Discussions, teachers will now see the New Creation Experience as the only option when creating or editing discussion topics. Additionally, when setting a forum for a topic, teachers use the new Forum menu. Learn more in the December 2023 knowledge articles.
  • In Quizzes, when teachers set the start and end dates for a quiz to display in calendar, both dates display as separate events in the calendar.

November Highlights

Announcements: Instructors can copy a single announcement to other courses using the Copy to other courses option.

October Highlights

  • Brightspace Pulse: Accessibility improvements and new app settings (such as Dark mode) are in the latest version of the app.
  • Chat: A banner displays letting users know about the upcoming end-of-life of the Chat tool.
  • KA 2467 for students
  • KA 2466 for faculty

September Highlights

  • Synchronous Quizzing: Instructors can now enable synchronous quizzing on a Brightspace quiz.
  • KA 2456 for students
  • KA 2455 for faculty

Report any D2L Brightspace issues to the MinnState IT service desk.