D2L Brightspace is a cloud-based, learning management system. One of the many excellent features of Brightspace is that it updates near the start of each month with new features and improvements. Updates occur automatically with no system downtime. This support page summarizes the monthly changes and new features.
The monthly update process is called Continuous Delivery. Regular software updates allow for new features, settings, and configurations to be applied to Brightspace without any system outage.
Updates help ensure that any needed security patches are applied and new features are available to the campus. Carleton is on the Wave 3 update schedule. Visit the D2L 2022 Wave Schedule to see when Carleton’s next update will be.
September 2023 Update
New Video Resources Available
TLS has created a list of video resources to help new users get familiar with Brightspace and its capabilities. The newest video resources are:
- Introduction to Brightspace for Instructors
- Introduction to Brightspace for Students
- Getting Started in Brightspace for Teaching Assistants
- Copying Content Between Courses in Brightspace
For more video resources on Brightspace, TLS has created a Brightspace Mediaspace channel that includes many video guides to help new users get oriented.
New Brightspace Community
The new Brightspace Community site has been launched! In the new community site you will find resources, training materials, information on upcoming events, instructions, and ideas for using Brightspace. Create a free a account to join the Brightspace Community, see the new site, and explore all it has to offer.