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Embedding Panopto Recordings in Brightspace | Update

There is a new recommended procedure for sharing your Panopto recordings with your students. Instead of hosting all of your recordings in one folder, we recommend linking one recording at a time. The following steps will show you how to … Continue reading

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Rubric Grading Experience Update

There have been many improvements to the Rubrics Grading Experience. Feature Differences Between Old Rubrics & New Rubrics Grading: Draft/Publish •The ability to save a rubric assessment as draft is now present in all tools where rubrics can be attached … Continue reading

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Alert! Summer 2019 Start Dates Reset to PeopleSoft Dates

If you are not teaching this summer, or if you do not modify your summer course dates, you can disregard this notice. In our conversion to IPSIS in Brightspace, we accidentally chose end dates that were too early. We just … Continue reading

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Courses Activated By Default

Good news! Due to a recent change in Brightspace, courses are now Activated by default. This actually changed in January, but with a combination of scheduling challenges, we did not get an announcement posted. Even though courses are automatically activated, … Continue reading

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Quick Eval is the Gift you did not know you wanted!

Quick Eval is a new tool that allows instructors to see a list of ungraded student submissions from ALL of your courses. Submissions from Assignments, Quizzes, and Discussions are displayed in one location. You can sort, filter, and search submissions to prioritize … Continue reading

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Finally – You can Annotate Assignments in Brightspace!

Instructors can now use the built-in annotation toolbar in Assignments to provide contextual feedback with highlighting, free hand drawing, shapes, and associated commenting. This allows instructors to complete all of your evaluation and feedback work directly in Assignments, without the … Continue reading

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Register NOW for Spring Training!

If you are a sports fan, this may not be the post for you.  If you would like to learn more about Brightspace though, please keep reading. In January, we have a full range of training to help you knock your … Continue reading

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New | Assignments – Anonymized Student Names

To avoid unconscious bias in the grading and feedback process, instructors can now configure assignments to use anonymous learner names. When you enable this for an assignment, you can only see an anonymized learner name on the assignment submission. To … Continue reading

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New! Assignment types

On paper submission and Observed in person assignment submission types are now available in Assignments. These new assignment submission types do not require users to make a file submission for them to be completed. This allows instructors to create assignments … Continue reading

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New: Quiz Responses are Automatically Saved

Quiz responses are now automatically saved while you are taking a quiz. For forced response questions (such as Multiple Choice and True or False), your responses will be saved when you select the answer.  Text input questions autosave every 10 … Continue reading

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