Tech 4 U: Making Technology Work for You

Keeping You Up-to-Date

Below are highlights of new features and settings in a variety of tools that you can take advantage of. The sections in this newsletter are meant to support you as you prepare for the midterm period.

Highlights In this Newsletter:

  • Zoom Usage Reports
  • Brightspace Highlights – Course reporting tools, Quiz creation resources, and Grade settings help you get through midterm grading
  • Virtual Drop-in Help for Faculty with Brightspace and Zoom

For more help, look below or visit http://brightspaceresources.ccc.edu


Zoom Highlights

Zoom – Usage reports

Need to know which students attended your zoom sessions and for how long?

screenshot of zoom reports interface and highlighting usage reports

  • Select a Date Range and click Search
  • Click on the # in the Participant column to view a list of attendees

screenshot of zoom usage report interface and how to select date range and view participants

For more help, visit http://brightspaceresources.ccc.edu and search “zoom”


 

Brightspace Highlights

New Discussion Grading Experience

You can opt-into/out of a new discussion grading experience. This feature provides an opt-in or out option for users to familiarize themselves with the new experience. It is consistent to the assignment grading experience in look and feel. When enabled and grading a Discussion topic from the Grades tool or from the Discussion tool your experience will look like the example below. You can switch back at any time using the arrow drop-down bar in the upper right corner to revert to the old experience. This will be the only grading experience available after December 2021.

screenshot of new discussion evaluation experience


Midterm Knowledgebase Articles

Alternate Ways to Access Class Rosters and Email Students if Brightspace Goes Down

For more help, visit the knowledge base.


Upcoming Training and Drop-in Help for Faculty

Access the most up to date list of drop-ins here

Zoom Link for all drop-ins: https://cccedu.zoom.us/j/91263470950  

  • Drop-in Help for Brightspace or Zoom (thru December)
  • Request an Individual Appointment

What’s New In Brightspace

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


Help and Resources

Tech 4 U: Making Technology Work for You

Welcome to Brightspace Fall 2021

 

Highlights In this Newsletter:

  • Beginning of Semester FAQs for Brightspace and Zoom
  • Zoom – Reminders
  • New in Brightspace – New experiences and updates
  • Virtual Drop-in Help for Faculty with Brightspace and Zoom

For more help, look below or visit http://brightspaceresources.ccc.edu


Highlights

Beginning of Semester FAQs for Brightspace and Zoom

1.     How do I locate my courses?

2.     How do I upload my syllabus?

3.     How do I change my course start and end dates?

4.     How do I add a Zoom link and schedule Zoom class sessions

5.     How do I copy a course (or parts of a course) from last semester to this semester?

6.     How do I email my students?

7.     How do I use Grades?

For more help, visit http://brightspaceresources.ccc.edu

Zoom – Reminders
  • Enable Live Transcription – Enable the auto-transcription option that automatically provides captions during your class in real-time. This is incredibly helpful for students who may be unable to hear clearly or who may be in a loud environment. To use this feature, enable the setting in your CCC Zoom account and then enable it during class using the CC Live Transcript setting.
  • For the best experience with Zoom, make sure you and your students are logged into the Zoom application before launching meetings and update your zoom application regularly.
  • Review the tips on “How to control my zoom meeting” and discover more resources on zoom
  • Zoom Cloud Recordings will be deleted 30 days after the term ends. If you record your class sessions or other zoom meetings using “record to the cloud” and you want to save those recordings, please download them to avoid losing them.

For more help, visit http://brightspaceresources.ccc.edu and search “zoom”


New in Brightspace

New Highlights Video

https://youtu.be/3SFrNUYdquU

Video includes:

  • New Assignment Creation Experience
  • New Assignment Evaluation Experience
  • New Brightspace Editor
  • New Accommodations Tool (set student quiz accommodation at course level)
  • New Ally Accessibility Tool
  • New Work to Do widget for students
New Student Overview of Brightspace Video:

https://youtu.be/gFErNbfhhCw

This is a student-facing video of how students navigate and experience Brightspace. Feel free to share with your students!


Explore fun & effective ways to customize your course in Brightspace

For more help, visit the knowledge base.


Upcoming Training and Drop-In Help

Access the complete list of Drop-ins* and Trainings

Zoom Link for all drop-ins*: https://cccedu.zoom.us/j/91263470950

  • Drop-in Help for Brightspace or Zoom

§  Mondays: 2:00-3:00pm (Mariana), 3:00pm-4:00pm (Elissa)

§  Tuesdays: 12:00-1:00pm (Viviana), 2:00pm-3:00pm (Mariana)

§  Wednesdays: 10:00am-11:00am (Charles), 11:00-12:00pm (Dale), 2:00pm-3:00pm (Mariana)

§  Thursdays: 10:00am-11:00am (Syed), 2:00-3:00pm (Viviana)

§  Fridays: 12:00pm-1:00pm (Elissa)

§ ADULT ED Drop-ins Aug 25/26: 10:00-12:00pm (Jack) – different zoom link*

*check the calendar for the most up to date information as some dates may get canceled

  • Request an Individual Appointment

·        Brightspace Assessment Knowledge Base Resources

§  All About Assignments

§  All about Quizzes

§  All About Grades


Brightspace Release Notes

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


Help and Resources

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:

  • Zoom Cloud Recordings – What to do?
  • Ally accessibility tool is coming – Fall rollout
  • Wrapping up the summer semester
  • Preparing for the fall semester
  • New Brightspace features on their way
  • Virtual Drop-in Help for Brightspace and Zoom

For more help, look below or visit http://brightspaceresources.ccc.edu

Zoom Cloud Recordings – What to do?

Zoom cloud recordings will be deleted 30 days after the semester ends. If you need and want to keep them, make sure you download them from Zoom Cloud. Below are resources for assistance:

Ally–an accessibility tool–is coming to Brightspace

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

Wrap up the semester

Prepare for the start of next semester

If you’ve already been assigned a course for 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 & effective ways to customize your course in Brightspace

For more help, visit the knowledge base.

Upcoming Drop-In Sessions and Training

Access the complete list of Drop-ins and Trainings

Zoom Link for all drop-ins: https://cccedu.zoom.us/j/91263470950

What’s New in Brightspace?

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

Help and Resources

  • Videos: Visit http://bit.ly/ccctube– CCC Instructional Technology YouTube site contains CCC-created videos like a Foundations review, TII, Student overview, course copy and more for you and our students

Training Calendar: https://brightspaceresources.ccc.edu/trainingevents/

Tech 4 U: Making Technology Work for You

Welcome to Brightspace Summer 2021


As you prepare for the start of the term, keep in mind that how you use Brightspace is up to you. You may choose to include announcements, add content like videos or files, tests/ quizzes, virtual discussions, assignment submissions, grades and more!

Highlights In this Newsletter:

  •  D2L’s Annual Fusion Conference is virtual again, which means its FREE! Register Today
  •  Beginning of Semester FAQs for Brightspace and Zoom
  •  Zoom – Reminders
  •  New in Brightspace – New experiences and updates
  •  Virtual Drop-in Help for Faculty with Brightspace and Zoom

For more help, look below or visit http://brightspaceresources.ccc.edu   

Highlights

D2L | Fusion 2020 Conference is going virtual

D2L’s annual user conference, Fusion, will be held virtually this year, and is free of charge. This is a great opportunity for faculty and staff who would otherwise have not been able to attend. You can register at https://www.d2l.com/events/fusion/  (July 13-15 and July 20-22)

Beginning of Semester FAQs for Brightspace and Zoom

  1.      How do I locate my courses?
  2.      How do I upload my syllabus?
  3.      How do I change my course start and end dates?
  4.      How do I add a Zoom link and schedule Zoom class sessions
  5.      How do I copy a course (or parts of a course) from last semester to this semester?
  6.      How do I email my students?
  7.      How do I use Grades?

For more help, visit http://brightspaceresources.ccc.edu

 

Zoom – Reminders

  • Enable Live Transcription – Enable the auto-transcription option that automatically provides captions during your class in real-time. This is incredibly helpful for students who may be unable to hear clearly or who may be in a loud environment. To use this feature, enable the setting in your CCC Zoom account and then enable it during class using the CC Live Transcript setting.

  • For the best experience with Zoom, make sure you and your students are logged into the Zoom application before launching meetings and update your zoom application regularly.

  • Review the tips on “How to control my zoom meeting” and discover more resources on zoom

  • Zoom Cloud Recordings will be deleted 30 days after the term ends. If you record your class sessions or other zoom meetings using “record to the cloud” and you want to save those recordings, please download them to avoid losing them.

For more help, visit http://brightspaceresources.ccc.edu and search “zoom”


New in Brightspace

Work To Do Widget – NEW

There is a new widget on the Brightspace Homepage that will alert students to work upcoming and overdue. It is based on due dates and end dates that are added to Assignments, Checklists, Content, Discussions, Surveys and Quizzes. Make sure your students know that this is NOT all inclusive of work they may need to complete, as it only displays work with due dates/end dates. It is currently located on the main homepage on the right hand side under Announcements.

New Assignment Creation Experience

You can opt-into (or out-of) the new assignment creation experience. This experience will replace the current (or old) Assignment Creation Experience for everyone in December 2021. When we first turned on this tool, there were some limitations, however, many updates have been made. You can now use Turnitin and Rubrics with the new assignment creation experience.

  • *You might want to wait to turn on the new creation experience if you use assignment categories or grade categories as you will have to set up those categories from the Assignment tool or Grades tool separately and not during the creation process.

 

If you don’t see the option above when you create an assignment, click on the small dropdown arrow in the upper right corner

New Assignment Evaluation (Grading) Experience
You can opt-into (or out of) a new assignment grading experience*. This experience will replace the current (old) evaluation experience for everyone in August 2021. In future releases, this evaluation experience will become available in additional tools such as Quizzes and Discussions. When we first turned on this tool, there were some limitations, however, many updates have been made. You can now use anonymous marking, multiple and large rubrics and group assignments with the new assignment evaluation experience.

  • *You  might want to wait to turn on the new grading experience if you use Turnitin, use email/instant message tools while evaluating, or use the Edit a Copy function to annotate text or html submissions.

If you don’t see the option above when you create an assignment, click on the small dropdown arrow in the upper right corner

Set Quiz Time Accommodations at the Course Level

You can now set Quiz time accommodations for students at the course level. Prior to June 2021, quiz time accommodations could only be set at the quiz level, meaning an instructor would have to edit each quiz individually in order to add “Special Access” settings for students requiring additional time accommodations. Now, those accommodations can be set at the course level for a student from the Classlist.

Use Case: A student has accommodations for additional time (ie. 50%) on quizzes, tests, exams.

The HTML Editor will soon be replaced by the Brightspace Editor

A new Brightspace editor will replace the HTML editor in August 2021. Many improvements have been made, but it still has the features you know and love, they just might show up in a different place.

Explore fun & effective ways to customize your course in Brightspace

For more help, visit the knowledge base.

 

Upcoming Training and Drop-In Help

Access the complete list of Drop-ins* and Trainings

Zoom Link for all drop-ins: https://cccedu.zoom.us/j/91263470950

·        Drop-in Help for Brightspace or Zoom

§  Mondays: 3:00pm-4:00pm (Elissa)

§  Tuesdays: 12:00-1:00pm (Viviana) and 2:00pm-3:00pm (Mariana)

§  Wednesdays: 10:00am-11:00am (Charles), 11:00-12:00pm (Dale), and 2:00pm-3:00pm (Viviana)

§  Thursdays: 10:00am-11:00am (Syed) and 2:00-3:00pm (Mariana)

§  Fridays: 12:00pm-1:00pm (Elissa)

*check the calendar for the most up to date information as some dates may get canceled

  • Request an Individual Appointment

·        Brightspace Assessment Knowledge Base Resources

§  All About Assignments

§  All about Quizzes

§  All About Grades

 

What’s New in Brightspace?

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

·        June 2021 Release Notes

·        May 2021 Release Notes

·        April 2021 Release Notes

·        March 2021 Release Notes

Help and Resources

·        Videos: Visit http://bit.ly/ccctube  – CCC Instructional Technology YouTube site contains CCC-created videos like a Foundations review, TII, Student overview, course copy and more for you and our students

·        Training Calendar: https://brightspaceresources.ccc.edu/trainingevents/

 

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

Highlights

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 sassignon@ccc.edu

  • 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: https://cccedu.zoom.us/j/91263470950

  • 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

Tech 4 U: Making Technology Work for You

Keeping You Up-to-Date

The remote world is always changing, always progressing. Below are highlights of new features and settings in a variety of tools that you can take advantage of.

Highlights in this Newsletter:

1)     Zoom – New features and settings

2)     Brightspace – New experiences and updates

3)     Lockdown Browser & Respondus – New features for proctoring exams

4)     Virtual Drop-in Help for Brightspace and Zoom 

Highlights

Zoom – New Features and Settings

There are some exciting new features and settings from Zoom that can enhance you and your student’s experience.

  • Enable Live Transcription – Enable the auto-transcription option that automatically provides captions during your class in real-time. This is incredibly helpful for students who may be unable to hear clearly or who may be in a loud environment. To use this feature, enable the setting in your CCC Zoom account and then enable it during class using the CC Live Transcript setting.
  • New (optional) Authentication option – A new optional authentication setting is available which, if enabled, will require users to be signed into their CCC Zoom account before being able to join your meeting. If you select “require authentication to join” you can now also select “CCC Users” as the authentication option.
  • For the best experience with Zoom, make sure you and your students are logged into the Zoom application before launching meetings.

Reminder: Zoom Cloud Recordings will be deleted 30 days after the term ends.

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

New Assignment Creation Experience

You can opt-into a new assignment creation experience. This feature provides an opt-in experience for users to familiarize themselves with the new experience. There are some limitations with this tool*.

  • *Do NOT turn on the new creation experience if you use Turnitin, rubrics, assignment categories, or grade categories.

New Assignment Grading Experience
You can opt-into a new assignment grading experience*. This feature provides an opt-in experience for users to familiarize themselves with the new experience when evaluating in Assignments. In future releases this evaluation experience will become available in additional tools.

  • *Do NOT turn on the new grading experience if you use Turnitin, anonymous marking/grading, have multiple rubrics or large rubrics, use group assignments extensively, use email/instant message tools while evaluating, use the Edit a Copy function to annotate text or html submissions.

Word Count now visible in Discussions

Lockdown Browser and Respondus Monitor Updates

There is now an additional option for remote proctoring. The new Instructor Live Proctoring option enables instructors to use a video conferencing system (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Google Meet) for live, remote testing. LockDown Browser prevents cheating on the computer or device itself, while the instructor watches students via video conferencing. This mode of testing is recommended for small, synchronous classes where instructors can effectively manage and observe students during the exam.

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.

  • 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

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)     Wrapping up the fall semester

3)     Preparing for the spring semester

4)     Fun and effective ways to customize your course

5)     Virtual Drop-in Help for Brightspace and Zoom 

Highlights

Zoom Cloud Recordings – What to do?

Wrap up the fall semester

Prepare for the start of next semester

If you’ve already been assigned a course for Spring 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.

spring term classes image

Explore fun & effective ways to customize your course

For more help, visit the knowledge base.

 

Upcoming Training

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

  • Drop-in Help for Brightspace or Zoom (Nov 30-Dec 18)
  • 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

 

Tech 4 U

Making Technology Work for You 

(Brightspace Newsletter, rebranded for YOU) 

Midterm Reminders 

Below are direct links to the most common middle-of-the-semester tasks:

  1. How do I create a midterm exam in the Quizzes tool
  2. How do I create a midterm grade item or a calculated midterm grade
  3. How do I locate dropped students’ grades?
  4. How do I show students the Final Calculated Grade item?
  5. How do I use Grades?
  6. For more help, visit http://brightspaceresources.ccc.edu

 

Did you know? 


 

What’s New in Brightspace? 

Release Notes

Every month Brightspace releases a video of new features. Keep informed and watch below!

September 2020 Highlights

October 2020 Highlights

All Release Notes

 

 

Upcoming Training? 

View training course descriptions and recordings here

View training calendar here

 

  • All About Quizzes Training
  • Thursday 10/8 @ 4pm – Register
  • Monday 10/12 @ 11am – Register
  • Wednesday 10/14 @ 12pm – Register
  • All About Grades Training
  • Friday 10/9 @ 10am – Register
  • Wednesday 10/14 @ 9am – Register
  • Friday 10/16 @ 1pm – Register

TRAINING ZOOM LINK

https://cccedu.zoom.us/j/93999292561
Meeting ID: 939 9929 2561
Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Drop-in Help

  • Monday 3pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 5pm-6pm
  • Wednesday 10am- 12pm
  • Thursday 10am-11am, 12:30-1:30pm* & 3pm-4pm
  • Friday 12pm-1pm

DROP-IN HELP ZOOM LINK**

https://cccedu.zoom.us/j/91263470950
Meeting ID: 912 6347 0950
Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

**Please check the training schedule to verify the Zoom room and times.

*Thursdays from 12:30-1:30pm have a different zoom link and are hosted by WR Faculty Champion Dr. Laurie Alfaro


 

Faculty Spotlight? 

This month we highlight Valerie Pell from Wilbur Wright’s English department. One of the many hats she wore was Wright’s Brightspace Faculty Champion in 2018.

Tenacious, critical, and kind, Valerie made the Brightspace community stronger. While her focus was always her students, she shared her struggles and solutions to Brightspace quirks with us through office hours, videos, and workshops.

She passed away on August 9, 2020. She will be missed. You can contribute to a support fund for Valerie’s family here

Doing something great with Brightspace? Share it with us!

We are always looking for innovative ways that instructors use Brightspace within their classes. Do you have an assignment that translates well to Brightspace? Have you incorporated some of Brightspace’s more advanced features? Do you have unique ways to communicate with students via Brightspace? We would love to showcase the great work that you’re doing.


 

Help and Resources

Tech 4 U

Making Technology Work for You 

(Brightspace Newsletter, rebranded for YOU) 

 These past several months have put additional demands on all of youincluding the need to make a rapid change to the way you deliver instruction or engage students. As your instructional technology support team, our job is to make sure you are aware of all of the resources available to you, and to provide you the support you need to feel comfortable introducing them into your classroom. 

New this fallYou have the opportunity to engage students in new ways with tools like VoiceThread, encourage academic integrity with alternative assessment ideas through tools like Turnitin and Respondus, or take advantage of the most recent updates in BrightspaceWhatever your goals, we are here to help you. 

Psst…hidden in this newsletter is an error, find it, share it with your Brightspace team, and you’ll be eligible to win a prize.  

What students say they need from us…. 

At the end of the spring semester, CCC surveyed our students on how they were coping with the challenges brought on by COVID19. We wanted to share the two key take-aways: 

  1. Students were anxious about what they needed to do to complete their work.
  2. Students desired recorded lectures.  

What we might do….

We have compiled the following resources to help you address these needs. 

Use checklists to help students keep on track 

How do I create a checklist?

Record your lectures on Zoom 

How do I create online office hours with my Zoom?

Engage students while saving yourself time and energy  

How do I set up Intelligent Agents (automated emails to students)?

Table of Contents

Course Shells in Brightspace 

Brightspace course shells are created on http://brightspace.ccc.edu before the beginning of the semester. Enrollment in Brightspace course shells corresponds to your assignment in my.ccc.edu. If there is an error, please contact the helpdesk at http://ccc.edu/help. Once a Brightspace course shell is created, students are automatically enrolled and dropped based on the records in CS9. 

You must be listed in CS9/my.ccc.edu as the instructor or you will not have access to your course shell. Check the waffle icon if you do not see all your courses on the homepage because they may be “unpinned”. 

 
Beginning of the Semester FAQs 

Below are direct links to the most common beginning of the semester issues: 

  1. How do I locate my courses? 
  2. How do I upload my syllabus?
  3. How do I change my course start and end dates? 
  4. How do I copy a course? 
  5. How do I email my students? 
  6. How do I use Grades? 

For more help, visit http://brightspaceresources.ccc.edu 

What’s New in Brightspace? 

VoiceThread 

Voicethread with Brightspace and Zoom  

Do you know aboutVoicethread?VoiceThread is an interactive, collaborative, web-based tool that that allows user to communicate through images, audio recordings, videos, and text. People can use VoiceThread to set up a discussion board, record a lecture, or show images. Users can add text, audio, or video comments to a VoiceThread, so students can ask questions at a specific point in a lecture or respond to discussion prompts. In addition, instructors can have students create their own VoiceThread presentations as part of an assignment.  

Voicethread is integrated into Brightspace (Existing Activities > External Learning Tools). You can even pull in a Zoom meeting recording directly from the platform. 

To find out more, visitHOW DO I USE VOICETHREAD WITH BRIGHTSPACE?  

VoiceThread Resources: 

Respondus 

Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor are now available in all Brightspace courses as optional settings when creating Brightspace Quizzes for those faculty who wish to use them.  

*Please note, Respondus lockdown browser is not yet supported for students using Chromebooks. The company is looking to add support for Chromebooks this fall but no firm date has been given. 

HOW DO I PROCTOR A REMOTE ONLINE EXAM WITH RESPONDUS? 

Respondus also has a lot of great resources including live webinars  

TA/Tutor Request Form 

If your substitute, tutor, or intern need Brightspace access, Please click here to request TA/Tutor access to your online classroom. 

Discover Tool 

Allows students the opportunity to choose to connect to Student Services and more at their own discretion. 

 

Release Notes 

Every month Brightspace releases a video of new features. Keep informed and watch below! 

May 2020 Highlights 

June 2020 Highlights 

 

 

July 2020 Highlights-no video 

August 2020 Highlights-no video 

All Release Notes 

 

Training Options 

Training course description 

 Synchronous Assistance 

Workshops for Registration Week 


MONDAY 8/17 GETTING STARTED SERIES 

 Brightspace Bootcamp (2 hours) – overview of all tools 

Course Copy, Cleanup and Management to Start the Term off Right 

Designing Elements in Brightspace 

Teaching with Zoom 


TUESDAY 8/18 ASSESSMENT SERIES 

 Assignments and Discussions in Brightspace 

All About Quizzes 

Course Reporting Tools 

All About Grades 


WEDNESDAY 8/19 ENGAGEMENT SERIES 

 Communication Tools in Brightspace 

Teaching Effectively with Zoom 

Break Brightspace Burnout 

Engagement Tools in Brightspace 


THURSDAY 8/20 GRADES AND FEEDBACK 

 Full Grades Training – Part 1 

Full Grades Training – Part 2 

Brightspace Feedback Tools 


ZOOM Room used for all trainings above 
Drop-in  
Zoom Room used for all drop-in help 

1:1 Assistance 

Please click here to schedule 

Department Assistance 

Please click here to schedule 

Asynchronous Assistance 

RECORDINGS 

Visit http://bit.ly/ccctube  – CCC Instructional Technology YouTube site 

ESSENTIALS SERIES 

Foundations (these are chunked in like 10 to 15 min increments) 

Keep Teaching 

Introduction to Teaching  

Zoom for Teaching (Basics) 

Course Copy, Cleanup, and Management 

  1. Designing Elements in Brightspace 
ENGAGEMENT SERIES 

Brightspace Engagement Tools Training (checklists, awards, intelligent agents) 

Break Brightspace Burnout with these Timesaving Tricks 

ASSESSMENT SERIES 

Turnitin & Grading 

Quizzes & Grading 

  1. All About Grades Training 

Rubrics 

 

LEARNER MANAGEMENT SERIES 

Reporting Tools 

 

Knowledgebase Articles 

Visit http://brightspaceresources.ccc.edu 

Handouts 


Faculty Spotlight 

We are looking for innovative ways that instructors use Brightspace within their classes. Do you have an assignment that translates well to Brightspace? Have you incorporated some of Brightspace’s more advanced features? Do you have unique ways to communicate with students via Brightspace? We would love to showcase the great work that you’re doing. 

Doing something cool with Brightspace? Share it with us! 


Help and Resources 

  • Videos: Visit http://bit.ly/ccctube  – CCC Instructional Technology YouTube site contains CCC-created videos like a Foundations review, TII, Student overview, course copy and more for you and our students 

 

Summer 2020 | Midterm


Spreading sunshine all over the place…

As midterms quickly approach, we continue to focus on students by informing them of their progress and grades. Empower your students by giving them access to their coursework, scores, and current grade through Brightspace.

 

Highlights in this Newsletter:

  • Midterm Frequently Asked Questions
  • Did you know?
  • What’s New?
  • Upcoming Training

 

Missed the last newsletter? Check it out here.

 

For more help, look below or visit http://brightspaceresources.ccc.edu

 

 

Midterm FAQs

For more help, visit http://brightspaceresources.ccc.edu   

Attention – Midterm grade entry

Don’t forget, my.ccc.edu has changed. Click the circle icon in the top right corner for a vertical graphical navbar and then select Faculty Center.

 

For more help, visit the Faculty Portal Help Guide

Did you know that you can…?

 


What’s New in Brightspace?

Every month Brightspace releases a video of new features. Keep informed and watch below!

June 2020 Highlights

 

Upcoming Training

Advanced Zoom for Teaching

Keep Teaching with Brightspace

Discussions

Reporting Tools

Grades

 

Looking for training on something else? Take 1 minute to tell us.

View all the trainings and register here

View the training catalog


Help and Resources

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