mycourselink Updates

mycourselink - Updates

Updates and/or new features and functionalities are applied to the mycourselink environment at the end of each month as part of the Continuous Delivery design model. Highlights that will affect mycourselink are listed on this page.

The full list of updates can be found on The Brightspace Community Site. Please note this site will list updates for tools that Lakehead may not have or could be enabled at a later date.

If you have any questions, please contact us at mycourselink@lakeheadu.ca

mycourselink Update - September 25, 2020

Discussions - Visual word count for discussion posts | New

A visual word count is now visible in the HTML Editor for discussion posts. All words in a discussion post are counted and include filler words such as “the,” “if,” and “to.”

The word count is dynamically displayed to learners while they type in the HTML Editor (Discussions Reading View only) and it also appears next to their posts in the Discussions Reading View and Grid View. Learners can view the word count for their posts only.

For instructors, the word count appears on the Assessment page during the discussions assessment process and it also appears inline with the post details in the Discussions Reading View. Instructors can view the word count for all user posts.

mycourselink Update - August 27, 2020

Question Library – Attach files in written response questions | New

When creating a written response question, instructors can now allow learners to upload files in their answers and include embedded images. Learners can also record audio or video responses when answering written response question types. Written response questions are available in surveys.

When grading a quiz, similar to the behavior in the Discussions tool, instructors can download and open these attachments in another tab.

When learners are reviewing their quiz submissions, if they are allowed to view their quiz responses, they can view their uploaded attachments.

The maximum file size for a single file or embedded image attached to a quiz response is set to 102400 KB (100MB). The maximum file size for all files attached or embedded in a single quiz question response is set to 102400 KB (100MB).

mycourselink Update - July 29, 2020

Widgets – Pinned tab in My Courses widget | New

A new Pinned tab now appears in the My Courses widget. The Pinned tab allows learners and instructors to create a curated view of their pinned courses.

The Pinned tab appears in the widget only after a user pins a course in the Course Selector. The tab remains in view until all courses are unpinned. The My Courses widget remembers the last viewed tab and shows that same tab the next time the homepage is viewed. This makes it easy for instructors and learners who only wish to view pinned courses to see those courses upon login.

mycourselink Update - Dec 19, 2019

Welcome to the Updated Creation Experience for Rubrics!

The new creation experience for rubrics provides a more streamlined approach to authoring rubric levels and criteria. Some highlights of this new experience include:

  • Quickly create and edit rubric levels and criteria inline using an auto-save experience
  • Easily reorder criteria via drag and drop or by using the keyboard
  • Improved logic for point-based rubrics where new levels automatically follow existing point scoring sequences
  • Individual criterion cells in custom point rubrics will dynamically scale when editing the criterion out-of value
  • Overall score has now been visually separated from the rubric and appears in its own section
  • Rubric scoring types can now be changed on-the-fly during rubric creation
  • Rubric types can not be changed on-the-fly during rubric creation
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