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Create Groups with Discussions in D2L Brightspace

Click the Groups link under Communication. Click the New Category button. Enter a Category Name. Select from the Enrollment Type dropdown menu the style of group you prefer. Enter in the Number of Groups you want to have based on the Enrollment Typ...

Merged/grouped D2L Brightspace courses

There are two ways courses can be created in D2L Brightspace: Courses are automatically added as individual courses You can request to combine multiple courses/sections together into one course. Example of a grouped/merged course: You teach three...

Import a Course Package (.zip) into D2L Brightspace

Click  Course Admin on your course Navbar, then click Import/Export/Copy Components. On the Import/Export/Copy Components page, select Import Components and select From a Course Package. Click Upload and then locate and select the import file. This i...

Unassigned Staff user in D2L Brightspace Classlist

Who is this Unassigned Staff user? The "Unassigned Staff" user is an auto-generated placeholder account: Created when a record in the registration system has a placeholder of "Unassigned Staff" in the Teacher of Record entry. This is an empty/null a...

Respondus Monitor or Respondus LockDown Browser not launching for students in D2L Brightspace

If a quiz has been copied, students may receive an error message when attempting to launch a quiz in Respondus LockDown Browser. The solutions is to re-launch Respondus LockDown Browser settings for that quiz and course: Log in to D2L Brightspace at...

Key things to know about Sections in D2L Brightspace

Sections are automatically created when two or more class offerings are merged into one D2L Brightspace course. Sections provide a way to maintain information privacy as outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  Here are so...

Release Final Grades in D2L Brightspace

When a Final Calculated Grade is "unreleased," the grade item is hidden from students. To allow students to view their final grade points, percentage, and/or grade symbol (A, B, C, etc...) you can release the final grade. To release a Final Calculated ...

Cannot enable LockDown Browser in D2L Brightspace Quizzes

When one or more Quizzes do not show in the LockDown Browser Dashboard in D2L Brightspace, it is typically due to a "null" or an empty value in the Submissions View Message field. This is a sporadic issue and might occur after a course copy. The quic...

Import D2L Brightspace grades to e-services

Faculty have the option of importing final grades from D2L Brightspace into ISRS via the eServices Grade and LDA Entry interface.  First, prepare the D2LBrightspace gradebook settings to enable import to ISRS, and then use the eServices Grade and LDA E...

Error message in D2L Sending E-mail From the Classlist

There is a setting in Quizzes that disables email and messaging function in D2L while a Quiz attempt is in progress. If a Student has a Quiz with this setting, and haven't submitted the quiz yet, they will get an error message when trying to use the e...

Change email address in D2L Brightspace

The D2L Brightspace email is automatically pulled in from the official Registrar's records. This is an automatic process and cannot be changed. Here is some information to help you navigate your email (MavMail/Office 365) connected to D2L Brightspace. ...

D2L Brightspace Discussion Topics/Forums are Not Displaying for Students

If students report that they cannot see a Discussion Forum or Topic, sometimes this is due to Availability or Locking(Start/End Date) restrictions.   Check the display/locking statuses for each discussion topic and the forum that it lies in. Click ...

View Quiz Feedback in D2L Brightspace (Student)

Grades, feedback, and statistical information will not be available until they are released by your instructor or the date/time they set to have them released. Your instructor decides what information is visible for each Quiz by setting Submission Vie...

Instructor Access to D2L Course

Only the Instructor of Record can add/request a D2L Brightspace course offering for their university course and be enrolled as a Teacher with instructor permissions (add, edit, grade, delete) within the course. If you are the Instructor of Record in th...

Give a Student Special Access to extended availibility and time limit on a D2L Brightspace Quiz

1. Edit the Quiz. 2. Click the Restrictions tab.   3. Scroll down, locate the Special Access section, select Allow selected users special access to this quiz.   4. Click Add Users to Special Access.   5. Under the Due Date section, Check H...