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 - June 29, 2018

Assignment Grader - Assignment submission can now be annotated without EduDentity credentials

Instructors that use Assignment Grader are no longer required to log in using EduDentity in order to annotate non-PDF assignment submissions. Instructors can now log in using their Brightspace credentials and have the same functionality as they have had in EduDentity.

Grades – Linked discussion threads are now available

When assessing a discussion post in the Assess Post pop-up, an instructor can now see a link to the original discussion post. This allows instructors to see more information about why the user posted that reply, or what other learners replied to their post. Previously, there was no hyperlink, and instructors had to open Discussions and manually find the information.

mycourselink Update - May 24, 2018

Grades - Locked Name column and header row

This Daylight-only feature introduces the locked Name column and header row in the following pages within Grades, so that instructors can scroll through user grades without losing the context for which and whose grades they are looking at:

  • Standard View
  • Spreadsheet View
  • Grade Category
  • Grade Individual Item
  • Final Grades

The existing solution that repeats the Name column and header row every x columns / rows is only available on legacy web browsers (Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge). The new locked Name column / header row is present on Chrome, Firefox, and Safari web browsers and is not present on Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge web browsers. The locked Name column /header row will not be active when using a small screen space such as a mobile device.

mycourselink Update - April 27, 2018

Visual indicators of role switch and user impersonation states on the navbar

Users who switch roles or impersonate other users can see a visual indicator of the role and/or impersonation state on the navbar. Having a visual reminder ensures that users do not make changes or perform tasks erroneously while signed into another role or navigating as a different user.

Discussions - Grading discussions | Updated

This feature updates the discussions grading experience for instructors. Now, when an instructor is grading a discussion, the Assess Topic dialog box opens as a pop-up window regardless of the dialog box option the instructor had set under Account Settings. As a result, the instructor can move the Assess Topic dialog box to another screen and continue reading discussions or navigating through a learner's discussions on a different screen without closing the Assess Topic dialog box.

mycourselink Update - March 30, 2018

Grades – Bulk Grades Feedback

All remaining non-daylight icons in the Gradebook are now consistent with Daylight. The Enter Grades and Enter Final Grades pages include the following improvements:

  • Column widths are adjusted to better match information within them
  • Event log column is removed, and the event log can now be found under the context menu next to each user’s name
  • Feedback column has been re-designed to indicate if feedback has not been entered, and includes a small preview of entered feedback for a user

Manage Dates – Manage due dates

Instructors can now edit due dates in the Manage Dates tool. Due Dates are available for Content topics, Assignments, and Quizzes. A Due Date filter is available under ‘advanced filtering’. Due dates can be edited on an individual basis, in bulk across multiple items, and through bulk offset.