June 21

D2L Brightspace Terminology Changes Effective August 6, 2016

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D2L has changed the terminology for some Brightspace tools and features. Take a look at the screenshots of the changes at the bottom of this post.↓

  • These changes will take effect at all MnSCU D2L Brightspace Production sites as of Saturday, August 6, 2016.
  • MnSCU users will see these terminology changes in the learning environment and on D2L’s community site, including online documentation and help.
  • Students and faculty will be made aware of the changes through MnSCU Service Desk FAQs and Announcements (formerly News) at each school’s D2L Brightspace My Home page.


New Terminology as

of August 6, 2016

News Announcements
Dropbox Assignments
Edit Course Course Admin
Pager Instant Messages
New (in Content tool) Upload/Create
Add Existing Activities (in Content tool) Existing Activities

D2L will be updating its Brightspace documentation to reflect the terminology changes, and MnSCU will implement the changes to be in sync with D2L’s documentation to help users make a smooth transition.  MnSCU will implement the terminology changes in D2L Brightspace on August 6, 2016.

D2L Terminology Changes Course Admin and ContentD2L Terminology Changes Announcements Assignments Instant Messages

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Posted June 21, 2016 by Jovana Jevremovic in category D2L Tip of the Month, How Does It Work?

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