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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 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 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 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

TA Roundtable: Grading & Responding

Microsoft Teams

Will you be responding to student work as part of your teaching assistant (TA) responsibilities? Come chat with past and present TAs to share your experiences, gain new insight, and explore strategies for responding to student work.

You needs will guide the conversation, but topics might include:

Being consistent and fair

Aligning practices with those of the course instructor, other TAs, or the department

Time management

Using someone else’s rubrics

Providing constructive feedback

New and returning undergraduate and graduate TAs from all disciplines are welcome.

Facilitated by: Madi Rougier and Jocelyn Rockhold, WID Graduate Research Assistants.

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 Quick Start

Microsoft Teams

This workshop covers a number of Brightspace basics for beginners, including creating announcements, adding a syllabus and a module, and setting up and grading assignments. We'll demonstrate the useful student view account and how to make your course available to students.

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

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 […]

Free

Equity Minded Syllabus

Microsoft Teams

A well-designed syllabus thoughtfully connects course goals with assignments, activities, and assessments and uses an inclusion and equity lens to frame student support. During this workshop, we’ll look at how the language and content of your own syllabus demystifies your course, welcomes students, connects them to resources, and sets you up for more effective and […]

Free

Communicating with Students About AI/ChatGPT

Microsoft Teams

As artificial intelligence tools become more available, it’s vital that we engage students in open and clear dialogue about course policies and other potential impacts. In this session, we will explore syllabi statements that address AI use and limits in varying contexts and how our expectations connect with UVM’s Code of Academic Integrity. Participants will be provided with a range of sample policies, statements, and guiding prompts and will leave the session with a heightened sense of the values they wish to communicate to students.

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

Intrinsic Motivation, Assignment Design, and AI: Building on Advice from James Lang

Microsoft Teams

James Lang’s Cheating Lessons chapter “Fostering Intrinsic Motivation” explores the ways instructor choices shape and encourage students’ inner motivation. These topics seem particularly relevant for instructors wondering whether lack of motivation might factor in students’ desires to use generative AI. Whether AI is on your mind or not, thinking about how we can design and present assignments that trigger motivation is important.

Free

Equity Minded Syllabus

Microsoft Teams

A well-designed syllabus thoughtfully connects course goals with assignments, activities, and assessments and uses an inclusion and equity lens to frame student support. During this workshop, we’ll look at how the language and content of your own syllabus demystifies your course, welcomes students, connects them to resources, and sets you up for more effective and […]

Free

Brightspace Quick Start

Microsoft Teams

This workshop covers a number of Brightspace basics for beginners, including creating announcements, adding a syllabus and a module, and setting up and grading assignments. We'll demonstrate the useful student view account and how to make your course available to students.

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 Quick Start

Microsoft Teams

This workshop covers a number of Brightspace basics for beginners, including creating announcements, adding a syllabus and a module, and setting up and grading assignments. We'll demonstrate the useful student view account and how to make your course available to students.

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.    

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