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Synchronous Quizzes in Brightspace
Synchronous quizzes will be introduced in the next regular update to D2L / Brightspace update on September 29. Synchronous quizzes are an optional type of quiz where students take their attempts simultaneously. They may be convenient for in-class sessions and can provide an online quiz-taking experience that is similar to the traditional on paper test setup.
Updates to Quizzing in D2L/Brightspace
On July 28 the New Quiz Experience will become permanent in Brightspace. We have updated our documentation to reflect the new Experience. Additionally the update on July 28 will also change some of the behaviours around quiz timing.
Notes on the D2L/Brightspace New Quiz Creation Experience
D2L is changing the user interface for creating and editing quizzes. Much of the functionality of the existing quiz experience is present, but may be found in a different place or be worded differently.
Articles and Resources for ChatGPT
ChatGPT has been a major topic in learning technology discussion for the past few weeks. It introduces a web-accessible, friendly, interface to the existing GPT system which is created and maintained by the OpenAI corporation. Several people have written on ChatGPT, particularly in the context of higher ed. Several of those are gathered here.
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