About the Work To Do widget

The Work To Do widget provides learners with a summary of assigned learning activities from all their courses that are overdue or have an upcoming due date or end date. The widget can be added to Brightspace homepages to aggregate data from all courses, and to course homepages to show only due and overdue learning activities from the course.

The Work To Do widget displays the following learning activities:

  • Assignments

  • Checklists

  • Content

  • Courses

  • Discussions

  • Surveys

  • Quizzes

Learning activities only appear in the Work To Do widget when the activity has a defined due date or end date. By default, the widget displays activities due or ending in the upcoming 2 weeks, and overdue work from the previous 12 weeks; however, it is possible to customize these date ranges. Administrators with the Can See/Edit Config Variable Values permission can set the date ranges using the d2l.Tools.WorkToDo.OverdueWeekLimit and d2l.Tools.WorkToDo.UpcomingWeekLimit configuration variables.

Important: To view the Work To Do widget, learner roles require the View Work To Do Widget permission set at the Organization level and/or at the Course Offering level to access the widget from the organization homepage or from course homepages.

Add the Work To Do widget to your course homepage

Before you begin: The Work To Do widget must be enabled for your organization in order to access it from the System widgets list. You must have a widget-based homepage set up for your course and permissions to edit homepages. Ensure you have set due dates for all learning activities in your course that you want to appear to learners in the Work To Do widget.

  1. At the bottom of your course homepage, click the Homepage Actions Menu.

  2. Click Edit this Homepage.

  3. In the Widgets area, click Add Widgets.

  4. Click System Widgets. Select the Work To Do check box.

  5. Click Add.

  6. Drag and drop the widget to the desired location on your homepage.

  7. Click Save and Close.