Brightspace for Parents configuration variables

Variable Type Default Value Description
d2l.Tools.ParentPortal.Nav.ShowCourseSelector Org Off If set to on, this configuration variable shows the course selector in the Brightspace for Parents navigation bar. Recommended only for K-12 clients with homepage overrides for parents.
d2l.Tools.ParentPortal.Nav.ShowNotifications Org Off If set to on, this configuration variable shows notifications in the Brightspace for Parents navigation bar. Recommended only for K-12 clients with overrides for parents.
d2l.Tools.ParentPortal.Notifications.DigestEnabled (System) Org On

Allows parents the option to receive a weekly emailed summary of their child's activity in Brightspace. Each Saturday at 8 AM (based on the server time in the client's specific AWS region), an activity summary is emailed to parents that contains notifications and reminders. For example, an activity summary may contain reminders when assignments are due and notifications when an instructor shares portfolio items.

If the configuration variable is turned on, it indicates that the digest is available for parents; parents must still opt in by logging in to Brightspace for Parents, and selecting the option to get the digest. If this configuration variable is turned off, it unsubscribes all parents from the digests.

Note: As of May 2020, users with Org Admin permissions cannot edit this configuration variable.