Academic Technology Updates for February 2024

We have new updates for MyCourses! See below for details, and please contact if you encounter any problems or have questions.


As of this month, the Chat tool is removed for all users. Content topics that are Chat-based are not removed, but the chats are no longer accessible.

IT recommends the Instant Messages tool or the Microsoft Course Connector as an alternative to the Chat Tool.


MyCourses – Branded footer on main pages

With this release, a Powered by D2L Brightspace footer now appears on select pages in MyCourses. The footer appears on the following pages:

  • Login page
  • Main and course homepages

This replaces the footer that previously appeared at the bottom of the login page.

Powered by D2L Brightspace footer on the MyCourses main homepage.
Question Library – Removal of the question mark icon

The question mark (?) icon that appears next to questions in the Question Library is removed to prevent visual clutter. However, the folder icon that appears in Question Library next to each section remains.

This change only impacts Question Library and the question mark icon remains in other areas of MyCourses.

Your input is needed!

As announced in the February 8, 2024 Pulse, Information Technology (IT) is planning to update the MyCourses Main Homepage Experience in Summer 2024. Your input is needed!

The MyCourses experience must be regularly reviewed to ensure that we are offering a user-friendly as well as mobile-friendly experience. 

IT has prepared two options for your review.  The options were selected based on three guiding principles: 

  • Improve the mobile experience. 
  • Provide easy access to a variety of support resources. 
  • Reduce visual clutter. 

Please review the MyCourses Main Homepage and Navigation Bar Visuals guide for details and screenshots on each of the homepage options. 

After reviewing the guide, please provide your feedback via the MyCourses Main Homepage Experience Survey by March 1, 2024. 

Need to learn more?

Need to learn more about MyCourses, Zoom, Accessibility, or Classroom Technology?

Check the IT Webinar Schedule – OR- Schedule a 1-1 Consultation