Automating Communications: With Brightspace it is possible to automate communications to students based on certain criteria. To do this you use the Intelligent Agents tool. Intelligent Agents can be used for many different reasons: Automate a welcome note to the class. Notify students that are falling behind in their work. Remind students about upcoming deadlines.
The Question Library: With Brightspace it is best practice to create questions directly in the Question Library, from where they can be deployed in multiple Quizzes or Surveys. The Question Library can be used to: Create a multiple of question types Questions can be imported from Blackboard Questions can be organised into pools called Sections
Quiz Setup: The Quizzes tool enables you to create and manage online assessments. As part of your assessment strategy, you can use quizzes to help evaluate your students' progress. Be sure to review The College of Business Online Assessment Policy before deploying Quizzes to your students. Once you receive completed quizzes from learners, you can
Question Pools: Question pools allow you to create quizzes with randomised questions. Question pools are an effective way to prevent cheating on quizzes as they ensure each learner receives a unique set of questions. A dynamic preview is automatically generated when questions are imported into a question pool. The preview allows instructors to quickly get
Inline Grading: Inline grading in Brightspace allows you to enter marks and feedback for student assignment submissions. Inline grading allows you to: View a student submission on screen and assign a mark to the assignment Provide text, audio or video feedback to a student For information on Inline Grading, click the link to view our PDF
Direct Input of Grades: In Brightspace it is possible to enter marks one-by-one in the grades area. You can also upload marks via CSV. It is possible in the Grades area of Brightspace to: Enter marks one-by-one against the student record in the grades area Mark submissions offline and upload a CSV file containing those
Grade Visibility: There are a number of ways to control grade visibility in Brightspace. It is important to understand these functions in order to release grades and feedback to students at an appropriate time. Students can see published grades for assignments, quizzes, discussion boards etc. in their Grades area. If you have graded assignments and
Applying Letter Grades with Rubrics: In Brightspace, to use the inline grader, we must use a numeric grade item. This means that to grade inline we must grade with scores, points or percentages rather than with explicit letter grades. However, we can use rubrics to grade assignments in the inline grader. To workaround numeric grades
Using Urkund: Plagiarism detection in Brightspace is currently available by using Urkund Urkund is a fully-automated system that checks submitted text for plagiarism. In order to assess your student’s submission for plagiarism. To use Urkund, you must enable the tool against the assignment submission folder in the module on Brightspace. For information on using Urkund
Universal Design for Learning in The Future VLE Here are my slides from my recent short presentation as part of UCD EdTecX 2018. The EdTECx talks are jointly hosted by UCD IT Services and UCD Teaching & Learning in conjunction with the UCD network of Educational Technologists. Universal Design for Learning provides a framework which
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