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Brightspace Quizzes (Tests)

Microsoft Teams

In Brightspace, the Quiz tool is used for both quizzes and tests.  In this session we’ll show the workflow for creating quizzes, including:

Creating questions and question types
Creating a question library
Building a Quiz
Grading a Quiz
Quiz statistics and logs

Free

Brightspace – Course Design

Microsoft Teams

Brightspace offers a flexible, intuitive interface for organizing and delivering course content. Thus, the move to Brightspace presents an opportunity to shift how we think about course design. During this workshop, we will highlight different approaches to structuring course materials in the Content area. We will cover some Content fundamentals as well as provide tips to guide you as you think about optimal ways to structure your course materials to create a cohesive experience for your students. 

Free

Beyond Compliance: Recruiting Student Interest in Meaningful Learning

303 Howe, CTL Classroom

How can we encourage students to connect with our course materials and activities? This webinar explores practical strategies for recruiting student interest. Join us at the CTL (303 Howe Library) to watch a webinar together and have a 30- minute discussion afterward. We’ll discover approaches that can apply in any modality and discipline.

Free

Brightspace Assignments

Microsoft Teams

In this session we’ll focus on:

Creating and previewing Assignment (individual and group)
Settings and connecting Assignments to Grades
Editing and reordering Assignments
Evaluating student submissions (including annotations and rubrics)
Using the Submission Log for tracking student work

Free

Brightspace Grading: Setting up the Grade Center

Microsoft Teams

This workshop covers how to set up and manage the Grade Book in your Brightspace course. We will demonstrate the best ways to organize the Grade Book and the best ways to enter grades. Some instructors may find it beneficial to create their Grades area anew rather than editing what has been migrated from Blackboard, and this session will help you decide which option is best for your course.

Free

Brightspace Grading: Setting up the Grade Center

Microsoft Teams

This workshop covers how to set up and manage the Grade Book in your Brightspace course. We will demonstrate the best ways to organize the Grade Book and the best ways to enter grades. Some instructors may find it beneficial to create their Grades area anew rather than editing what has been migrated from Blackboard, and this session will help you decide which option is best for your course.

Free

Brightspace Quizzes (Tests)

Microsoft Teams

In Brightspace, the Quiz tool is used for both quizzes and tests.  In this session we’ll show the workflow for creating quizzes, including:

Creating questions and question types
Creating a question library
Building a Quiz
Grading a Quiz
Quiz statistics and logs

Free

Brightspace: Customize Your Course with Release Conditions and Intelligent Agents

Microsoft Teams

During this workshop, we’ll explore how you can use Release Conditions to create a custom learning path for your course materials in Brightspace. We’ll introduce Intelligent Agents, which can automatically send emails to students who meet course criteria you specify. Finally, we’ll share examples of how you can use Release Conditions and Intelligent Agents together to further customize learning paths and enable timely student communication.    

Free

Brightspace Assignments

Microsoft Teams

In this session we’ll focus on:

Creating and previewing Assignment (individual and group)
Settings and connecting Assignments to Grades
Editing and reordering Assignments
Evaluating student submissions (including annotations and rubrics)
Using the Submission Log for tracking student work

Free

Turnitin: Let’s Talk About Plagiarism Checkers

Microsoft Teams

Turnitin, a “similarity-detection” program, is integrated with Brightspace and can be utilized by instructors.  WID has tested Turnitin’s capacities in order to inform decisions about the tool’s use. Join us to discuss WID’s observations regarding its function and limitations, and also to explore student motivation and writing integrity. 

Free

Turnitin: Let’s Talk About Plagiarism Checkers

Microsoft Teams

Turnitin, a “similarity-detection” program, is integrated with Brightspace and can be utilized by instructors.  WID has tested Turnitin’s capacities in order to inform decisions about the tool’s use. Join us to discuss WID’s observations regarding its function and limitations, and also to explore student motivation and writing integrity. 

Free

Brightspace Tools & Workflows for Grading & Feedback

Microsoft Teams

This workshop provides an overview of strategies for grading student work and providing feedback. We’ll demonstrate tools to provide students feedback (inline grading, audio/video, rubrics),  different grading workflows, including Quick Eval, and a snapshot of Brightspace's automated feedback tool - Intelligent Agents. We'll also show how students can find their grades and feedback. Please note, if you are interested in learning how to set up your Grade Book, please register for "Brightspace Grades."

Free

Brightspace Tools & Workflows for Grading & Feedback

Microsoft Teams

This workshop provides an overview of strategies for grading student work and providing feedback. We’ll demonstrate tools to provide students feedback (inline grading, audio/video, rubrics),  different grading workflows, including Quick Eval, and a snapshot of Brightspace's automated feedback tool - Intelligent Agents. We'll also show how students can find their grades and feedback. Please note, if you are interested in learning how to set up your Grade Book, please register for "Brightspace Grades."

Free

Brightspace – Course Design

Microsoft Teams

Brightspace offers a flexible, intuitive interface for organizing and delivering course content. Thus, the move to Brightspace presents an opportunity to shift how we think about course design. During this workshop, we will highlight different approaches to structuring course materials in the Content area. We will cover some Content fundamentals as well as provide tips to guide you as you think about optimal ways to structure your course materials to create a cohesive experience for your students. 

Free

Efficient Grading: 7 ​Tips to Ease the Work and Stress

Microsoft Teams

This workshop explores ways you can tweak your approaches to grading and responding to written student work. With an eye to reducing your stress and workload while increasing clarity and effectiveness, we'll explore a variety of practical grading tips.

Free

Teaching Transferable Skills

Microsoft Teams

Students often struggle to recognize the applied and integrative skills they are gaining through community-engaged learning.  Learn how to foreground these transferable skills in your community-engaged course, and help students not only understand but also showcase their service-learning experiences in resumes and job interviews. 

Free

Brightspace Grading: Setting up the Grade Center

Microsoft Teams

This workshop covers how to set up and manage the Grade Book in your Brightspace course. We will demonstrate the best ways to organize the Grade Book and the best ways to enter grades. Some instructors may find it beneficial to create their Grades area anew rather than editing what has been migrated from Blackboard, and this session will help you decide which option is best for your course.

Free

Efficient Grading: ​7 Tips to Ease the Work and Stress

Microsoft Teams

This workshop explores ways you can tweak your approaches to grading and responding to written student work. With an eye to reducing your stress and workload while increasing clarity and effectiveness, we'll explore a variety of practical grading tips.

Free

Brightspace Assignments

Microsoft Teams

In this session we’ll focus on:

Creating and previewing Assignment (individual and group)
Settings and connecting Assignments to Grades
Editing and reordering Assignments
Evaluating student submissions (including annotations and rubrics)
Using the Submission Log for tracking student work

Free

Grading with Rubrics in Brightspace

Microsoft Teams

During this workshop, we’ll explore how to create and grade with rubrics in Brightspace while keeping fundamental design principles in mind. If you have a rubric you’re using for a fall assignment, please bring it with you!

Free