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What's New in D2L Brightspace for Students

1. Google File Picker – Seamlessly access files from personal and workspace Google accounts with a single file picker | Updated

The multiple file pickers currently used in Brightspace Learning Environment are now updated to be one file picker. The new file picker supports both personal and Workspace Google accounts. For institutions with the Google Workspace integration, learners can submit files from private Workspace drives and institutional Workspace accounts. There is no longer a requirement to setup the full Google Workspace integration. The update improves the speed and efficiency of using the file picker across the platform.

The Google Workspace tool allows the following Workspace integrations for learners:

  • Assignments - Add file > Supported
  • Discussions - Add attachment > Supported
  • Brightspace Editor - Insert stuff > Not supported
  • Insert Quicklink > Not supported (Google File Picker only)

The old file picker is retired with this update and is being replaced with the new, updated file picker to integrate Google Workspace. Selecting multiple files is temporarily not possible and will be restored at a later date.

MSU Note: The new file picker does not seem to currently work with Firefox (PC and Mac) or Chrome (Mac only).