Tech 4 U: Making Technology Work for You

Every Ending is a new beginning…

Whether you’re focused on wrapping up the current semester, or getting ready for the next, we have the tools to guide you on your way.

Highlights in this Newsletter:

1) Zoom Cloud Recordings – What to do?
2) Ally is Coming – Summer Pilot; Fall Roll-Out
3) Wrapping up the spring semester
4) Preparing for the summer and fall semesters
5) New Brightspace features on their way
6) Virtual Drop-in Help for Brightspace and Zoom


Zoom Cloud Recordings – What to do?

Zoom Cloud Recording is not a long-term recording storage solution. If you record your class sessions or other zoom meetings using “record to the cloud”, please note that those recordings will be deleted automatically 30 days after the term ends. If you need to maintain any of your cloud recordings, please download those recordings in a timely manner to avoid losing them.

New In Brightspace

Ally is Coming to Brightspace – Summer Pilot and Fall Rollout

Ally is an accessibility tool that seamlessly integrates with Brightspace to make digital course content more accessible for students. The tool automatically checks content for accessibility and generates alternative formats for students to consume the content, including PDF, HTML, Audio, and even electronic Braille.

Ally Summer Pilot

Select courses will be part of a pilot this summer. Training and information sessions will be scheduled on the upcoming dates below. If you would like to be included, please contact

  • 5/12 at 6pm
  • 5/28 at 2 p.m. (Adult education Instructors)
  • 6/7 at 4pm
  • 6/11 at 1pm
  • 6/23 at 10am

Ally Fall Rollout

Ally will be turned on in all courses in the fall term. Information, training, and details will be provided.

Prepare for the start of next semester

If you’ve already been assigned a course for Summer or Fall 2021 in CS9, you can access it now in Brightspace. New courses can be found in your course list, click on the tab for the term to easily sort.

Explore fun and effective ways to customize your course in Brightspace

For more help, visit the knowledge base.

Upcoming Training

Access the complete list of drop-ins and register here.

Zoom Link for all drop-ins:

  • Drop-in Help for Brightspace or Zoom (Jan-May 2021)
  • Request an Individual Appointment

·        Brightspace Assessment Knowledge Base Resources

What’s New in Brightspace?

Every month D2L publishes notes on new features released in Brightspace. Keep informed and see below!

Help and Resources