FAQs

Content

You can use change file option when you want to edit/change the file currently in Brightspace or replace it with another file.

To do this click on the context menu/ drop down arrow next to the title of the file. Select change file. Upload the new file. Hit Update when done.

Grades

Adjust final grades for all students

To adjust final grades for all students:

  1. Go to Grades.
  2. In the Enter Grades area, from the Final Adjusted Grade context menu, click Grade All .
  3. In the Final Adjusted Grade column for each student, enter the adjusted grades and then click Save.
  4. Once you have ensured that users’ grades are accurate, you can release them.

To adjust final grades for one or more specific students:

  1. Go to Grades.
  2. In the Enter Grades area, from the Final Adjusted Grade context menu, click Grade All .
  3. From the Final Grades context menu, click Transfer All, then click Yes.
  4. In the Final Adjusted Grade column, enter adjusted scores where necessary and click Save.
  5. Once you have ensured that users’ grades are accurate, you can release them.
Release final grades
  1. On the navbar, click The grades navbar icon Grades.
  2. Click The settings icon Settings.
  3. In the Calculation Options tab, select the Automatically release final grade option.
    Note: If you cannot select the Automatically release final grade option, contact your administrator and request that they grant you permission.
  4. If final grades will be released throughout the term, D2L recommends that in the Grade Calculations section, you select Drop ungraded items so that the released grades better reflect the learners’ current grades.
  5. Click Save, and in the Confirmation dialog window, click Yes.
  6. Click Close to exit settings.

The Final Grades page lists the calculated final grade for each user in your grade book. Final grades might be inaccurate if:

  • You did not select the Automatically keep final grades updated option when you set up your grade book.
  • There are grade items that you still need to enter grades for.
  • You selected Automatically release final grades but you didn’t change your selection from Drop ungraded items to Treat ungraded items as 0 at the end of the course.
  • You are using formula grade items in a Points-based grading system. Formula grade items do not contribute to the final grade in a points-based or weighted-based grade book.

If your grade item has an association, you must first de-associate the grade item from the tool before you can delete it. Here is an example of how to de-associate a grade item from an assignment. The same method applies to all other possible grade item associations.

  1. On the course home page, click the tool you want to de-associate a grade item from. For example, The assignments icon Assignments.
  2. From the context menu of the item you want to edit, click The edit icon Edit.
  3. Depending on the tool, browse in the Properties or Assessment tab for the Grade Item drop-down list, and then select Choose a grade item from the Grade Item drop-down menu.
  4. Click Save and Close.
  5. From the course navbar, click The grades navbar icon Grades
  6. In the Manage Grades area, click The delete icon Delete from the More Actions button.
  7. Select the check box for the grade item you want to delete, and then click Delete.

Please follow the instructions in the video below: 

Announcements

This has occurred because when the Announcement was created, No End Date was setup. To make them inactive, you have to set an end date to each Announcement. If you do not have a specific end date for the Announcement, you can add the end of the semester as the end date. So when the course is copied over the next term, the announcement remains inactive and you can change the start date and end date and reuse them when you want.

Quizzes

If you want to make any changes to a Question that is used in a Quiz and exists in a Question Library, go to the Question, either through Quizzes or Question Library. Make the required changes to the question and hit Save. Then it will ask you to select the items you want the changes to apply to. It will provide a list where these questions currently exist- in both Quizzes and Question Library.

You can hit Save once you are done and the questions will be updated where you have chosen.

Discussions

In Discussions, go to Settings and set the Default View to Grid View and save.
Go to a Topic and click Start a New Thread, enter some text, then click the Save as Draft button.
Return to the topic listing and have the notification link provided that you have drafts. Click the link to view the list of drafts.