We have several updates to our learning tools as we head into the Fall 2021 semester. All of these updates are live today unless otherwise noted. Be sure to review our July 2021 updates blog post as well for information on updates to Assignments, Grades, and Quizzes.
New Assignment Evaluation Experience
New Brightspace Editor
TA and Instructor Enrollments
PlayPosit Interactive Video
Fall Tool Pilots
- Harmonize provides enhanced discussion capabilities that are not found in the iCollege Discussion Tool. The user interface for discussions provides a modern look and feel that is similar to what user experience with popular social media applications. It offers many of the social media-like features requested by faculty, includes milestone due dates, participation grading, and the ability to include code snippets which are not available in iCollege.
- FeedbackFruits’ Group Member Evaluation tool streamlines the way students assess their peers’ collaboration skills. The instructor specifies by which criteria students evaluate their peers’ contribution to group work. Additionally, instructors can require students to elaborate, by commenting on the feedback they provide their peers, thereby combining quantitative and qualitative feedback. Groups are automatically synced from iCollege and each student is automatically assigned. The built-in analytics allow instructors to instantly monitor students’ progress and the amount of time they spent giving feedback.
If you are interested in participating in either or both of these pilots, please submit the Fall 2021 Tool Pilot Participation survey. Please note that pilot participation is on a first come, first serve basis.