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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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NEW! Grades – Add grade release date to Grade Event Log

This feature enables instructors to view the exact date and time a student’s grade is released or unreleased. The Grade Event Log now includes a column that displays the type of event that occurred (Grade Released and / or Grade Unreleased) in addition … Continue reading

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Implementing IPSIS in Brightspace on October 5th

What is changing? From a technical standpoint, on Friday, Oct. 5, we will replace the Holding Tank (HT) process that has been in place since 2008 with the new Integration Pack for Student Information Systems (IPSIS). Among other improvements, the … Continue reading

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Open Lab for Faculty

Just a quick reminder that there is an Open lab today for faculty.  The open lab will run from 10-2 in Bierce 154.  You can come in any time during that period and we will help you on a first-come, … Continue reading

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Never Too Late to Learn Something New?

Just when you think you know how things work, someone goes and changes something. Having worked in the university setting for 20 years, I personally think there should be a ban on changes in August. However, since I am not … Continue reading

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New Best Practices in Rubrics Grading-Coming Fall 2018

There will be some exciting changes coming to Rubrics Grading Experience through June-December 2018. What’s new: The new rubric grading is consistent across all workflows and tools It auto-saves your changes as you grade It separates rubric Total from Overall Score making it possible … Continue reading

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Brightspace Bug – Special Characters in Quiz Names breaks the option to create questions

At this time there is a known bug in Brightspace that occurs when a quiz name includes special characters such as apostrophes or pound signs. If your quiz includes these characters in the name, you will get an error if … Continue reading

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Assignments – New Text Submission type and workflow | New

Instructors can now create Text Submission assignment types in Brightspace Learning Environment. The new Text Submission type allows learners to create text documents for submission directly in Assignments using a rich text editor, eliminating the need to attach a file. … Continue reading

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