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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

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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

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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/