Effective March 8th, 2024, changes are being made to Brightspace Course Homepages. The changes being made are the discontinuation of the Content Navigator widget and the reorganization of Work To Do and Calendar widgets (Student View Only).

Currently, the course homepage appears as the image below:

The D2L Content Navigator on the left side of the homepage has been reported to be causing confusion and anxiety among students. After discussions with several committees on the DeSales campus, including representatives of the Student Body, Faculty, and Administration, the decision was made to discontinue the Content Navigator from the Homepage

After March 8th, 2024, the homepage of all courses in Brightspace will appear as below:

For Instructors:

The calendar has been elevated to the top of the page and if you click on the “Calendar” heading, it will take you to the Calendar tool.

For Students:

The Work To Do widget has now been elevated for students to show you upcoming assignments and their due dates. The Calendar Widget has also been elevated to show you upcoming events in your course.

The course content will now be accessible from the “Content” link in the blue navbar at the top of the course page as it always has been.

If students are interested in their progress in a specific module (represented by the percentage in the Content Navigator widget), this percentage can be found by clicking on the module name in the Content Tool

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the DeSales Helpdesk.