Creating Rubrics: A rubric is a tool instructors use to evaluate student assignments against a series of criteria with levels of achievement, often presented in a table of rows and columns. Descriptions are entered for each level of achievement within a criterion, making rubrics a powerful tool for providing feedback when displayed to students. Some […]
Accessing Brightspace: To access Brightspace you can click the link in the top-right of the UCD Connect homepage or enter https://brightspace.ucd.ie into your browser address bar. Then use your UCD Connect username and password to log in to the system. Take a look at the guide to accessing Brightspace, or follow the video tutorial below.
Grade Items: Grade items are used to store grades, they can be added to assignments to allow marks and grades to be set for assignments, which can then be collected in the Grades area of Brightspace. Brightspace offers a number of different types of grade item for use in assessing student work. Assignments can have […]
Creating Assignments: This Guide will run through the steps required to create Assignments and link them to Grade Items Create Assignments and Grade Items Download the offline guide or follow the video demonstration below.
Module Builder: The Module Builder is a tool that allows instructors to set the structure for a module, where they can then place content in a considered way, or add place-holders in advance of new content being available. Using the Module Builder is the best way to get a new module structured, and is a very useful […]
Content Copy: In Brightspace, new modules are created for each trimester that the module is taught. Modules from trimesters in previous academic years are also available to module coordinators on the system. Brightspace has the facility to copy content directly from a previous module into the current live module. You will use the Selecting Components […]
Ordering Content: When content items are copied into Brightspace they will need to be sequenced, moved, and re-ordered. Once you have defined your module structure (using the Module Builder tool) it’s very easy to arrange your newly imported content. The following guide will detail how to: Sequence newly copied content items Move the items into […]
Creating Groups: The type of groups that you create will depend on what you require students to do within the module. The following group types exist in Brightspace: Auto enrolment – whereby students are randomly enrolled to groups by the system. Manual enrolment – whereby the instructor can add students to groups one by one. […]
Communicating with Students: There are two recommended ways to communicate with students in Brightspace: Announcements and Email. Announcements appear to students on the module homepage. Announcements are never emailed to the student. If you do need to email students in the module, use the Email function. For information on using both tools, click the link to […]
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. […]