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D2L Brightspace Update

To: All D2L Users


Office of Instruction and Assessment

Subject: D2L Brightspace Update

Date: March 23, 2018

On May 11th at 9:00 am, D2L will have a new look and feel. As soon as you login, you will notice visual improvements including the ability to use D2L on laptops, tablets and smartphones. With the exception of the My Home page, where there is a new way to organize courses, the core functionality of D2L will not change.

With the update, we will refer to D2L as D2L Brightspace to align with D2L's own rebranding. D2L is the company and Brightspace is the product, but the terms are essentially interchangeable.

The updates will include:

  • Images: Images on the homepage will be used for navigation
  • Fonts: New updated fonts that are easy to read
  • Icons: New icons that are clean and modern
  • Accessibility: Better navigation for people with visual impairments who use screen readers

The Office of Instruction and Assessment and the campus D2L Support Team want instructors to have the opportunity to preview the update and ask questions. Watch for announcements on your D2L My Home page and visit our Coming Soon help page over the coming weeks for updated information, videos, webinars and the dates of live demos.

For a side-by-side look at what you can expect with some of the updates, please see the PDF (link below).

More information can be found by clicking here.

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