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new itemD2L January Update for Avenue To Learn

  • For January there will be three updates that we feel are improvements to Avenue's functionality that affect faculty; the ability for faculty to exempt a grade item from the gradebook, the ability to create single person groups which automatically take on the name of the enrolled student and a change to the way discussions are created that are more in line with the way assignment folders are created when group restriction are applied. For more information please see our wiki at:

    This update will be automatically applied on Friday January 20th, 2017 at 1AM. There will be NO downtime or interruption of service for you.

new itemWinter Course Request Form

D2L Pulse App

  • Thanks to modifications to the way you login to Avenue to Learn, we now are pleased to introduce you to D2L's (the company who makes Avenue to Learn) app, Brightspace Pulse. This free app will assist you in keeping on top of your workload, as well as notify you when courses you are enrolled in on Avenue to Learn are updated. To download the iOS version for iPhone users here is the link: For the Android version download it from the Google Play store through this link: While we are not the developers of this app, we can provide some basic support around configuring it for use at McMaster. If you have feedback for D2L, feel free to put in a ticket and we will pass on that information to D2L.