Category Archives: Tips

Eureka! The Header Row & Names Now Freeze in the Gradebook!

It is finally Spring, so why does this post include ice? At long last, we have some exciting news about the Brightspace gradebook. Version 10.8.1 (applied on 5/24/18) introduces the locked Name column and header row. This is also known … Continue reading

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Just in Time for End of the Semester Grades

New Brightspace feature allows instructors to add feedback in bulk! This feature enables instructors to add generic feedback on learners’ grades in bulk. Instructors can use replacement strings to personalize their feedback. Instructors can also sort the Feedback column in the … Continue reading

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Replacement Strings

Automatically customize course content using replace strings A replacement string allows instructors to customize course content and communications in Brightspace Learning Environmentby incorporating the intended learner’s personalized information, such as their name, automatically. This feature can help instructors build better … Continue reading

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Merging and Combining Courses – 101

As we wrap up one semester before heading out on a short break, now is great time to request your courses in Springboard for the next semester be merged or combined. What does it mean to merge/combine courses? If you … Continue reading

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Help us Help You

We Love Helping People, but… we get a LOT of tickets where someone says something like “I am having a problem taking my quiz”. We understand that when you are having a problem, it can be frustrating to get back … Continue reading

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Self-Registration Available for Orientation!

Good news! Self-registration is now available for the Diving Into Online Learning – Student Orientation in Springboard. If you are thinking of taking an online course at The University of Akron, this orientation will help you gain some valuable tips … Continue reading

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Springboard Training Handouts for Faculty

Do you have questions about Springboard? Would you like to add a video to your course? Change the way your gradebook is calculated? Look to these Springboard guides for answers!  These guides provide many step-by-step instructions that will help you … Continue reading

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Introducing the Pulse App for Springboard

Students Brightspace Pulse is the new mobile app for students that will help you find out what’s new and what’s next. Pulse will help you manage your workload and stay connected to news and grades on your mobile device. With … Continue reading

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Trouble Reading or Starting Threads in Discussions

We have seen issues where you are unable to read all of the posts in discussions or you are unable to start a new thread. This is caused when someone copies and pastes their response into a post, and without … Continue reading

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How to find the link to your WebEx personal room

Your WebEx personal room is a quick way for anyone to meet you in WebEx. Unlike scheduled meetings, the URL is always the same. Because of this, you can give someone the link to your personal room and it will … Continue reading

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