It’s beginning to look a lot like midterms

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.

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

Psst…Find an error? share it with your Brightspace team, and earn a badge. Congratulations to some of our Brightspace Blunder Finders, Naomi Brack and Mohamed El-Maazawi.

Midterm FAQs

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

  1. How do I locate dropped students’ grades?
  2. How do I create a midterm grade item or a calculated midterm grade?
  3. How do I show the “final calculated grade” column to students?
  4. How do I preview a student’s grade?

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

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Help and Resources 

Engagement

More and more research in the instructional technology field shows that retention and completion rates increase when instructors maintain an online presence in their class, engage regularly with students, communicate often, and provide clear instructions and expectations. We all want to reach each and every one of our students individually, but it can be time-consuming. Brightspace makes it easier!

Engage them and guide them.
Show them the way.
You’re off to great places.
You’re off and away.

-Dr. Seuss

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Upcoming Training

In this training you will learn about the engagement tools in Brightspace. Learn how you can personalize and direct learning, keep your students on task, and connect with them.

Engagement topics include:

  • Replace Strings
  • Release Conditions
  • Awards and Badges
  • Checklists
  • Intelligent Agents

Engagement Training (virtual) – Register Here

  • October 22, 12:00-1:00pm (virtual)
  • November 14, 12:00-1:00pm (virtual)

Psst…Missed the Grades Training? There’s still time Register Here

  • Oct 11, 1:00-2:00pm (virtual)
  • Oct 16, 12:30-1:30pm (virtual)

Faculty Spotlight

Rich Powers (English & Literature HW) on his use of Intelligent Agents:

“Intelligent Agents send out e-mails automatically to students when certain conditions are met or aren’t met. They save me at least an hour each week because I don’t have to send out reminders to students when their quizzes, assignments or discussion posts are late. Brightspace does that for me!

I also use an intelligent agent in my online course to notify students when they haven’t logged into the course in the last 5 days, prompting students to get their acts together and not fall behind.  

Intelligent agents are instructors’ and students’ friends!  They help with:

 –  class engagement
–   student motivation
–   students’ abilities to keep up with the course
–   fewer withdrawals
–   fewer e-mails reminding students about due dates
–   fewer e-mails asking about late assignments

Watch his tutorial on setting up an Intelligent Agent for “No Logins for 5 days”

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What’s New In Brightspace?

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

October 2019 Highlights

Help and Resources

Grades. What are they good for? Absolutely everything!

Rushing out the door fumbling for your keys, thinking of your next destination, juggling books and bags, a student asks you for his grade.  As the bags slip and a folder of papers sprays all over the floor, you struggle to find the book with the right grades on it. Wouldn’t it be great if students could find out how they are doing anytime/anywhere without stopping you in your tracks? Brightspace makes it possible!

For more help, look below or visit the knowledge base.

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Upcoming Grades Training

In this training you will learn about the Grades tool, how you can optimize it to meet your needs, and how it can enhance your ability to identify at-risk students or to acknowledge stellar ones.

Grades Training (virtual) – Register Here

Grades Resources

Faculty Spotlight

Chris Sabino (Mathematics, HW) shared his story about using a weighted grade system and provided a “why do I use weighted grades” video for those interested in exploring weighted grades.

Doing something cool with Brightspace? Share it with us!

What’s New In Brightspace?

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

September 2019 Highlights

Help and Resources