Start Right for a Successful Semester!
A little preparation and setup at the beginning of the semester can really put you on the path to less work and less stress for your courses. So let’s start right for a successful semester!
Just click any of the topics below and we’ll show you how to do it!
Grab the Course Prep Checklist!
There’s a bunch of little details to get your courses prepped for a new semester, especially using Brightpace. Make it easier with this course prep checklist.
We’ve modified this to be specific to Meredith College software and options
This link prompts you to save a copy of this Google Doc file for use in your own personal Google Drive.
What do I Need For My Course?
Every course is different so how do you decide what is best for yours? Whether you are just starting out with your course or looking to refine and improve it, check out these resources to create a top notch course!
Consult with an Instructional Designer
Paul Keys and Stacy Muse are amazing Instructional Designers on campus ready to work with you to create top notch courses! They can work with you on course development and review, student engagement, rubrics, multimedia production and more. To schedule a consult, please contact the IDAT team.
A recent student video project (Students Taking Action for Access) directly addresses what students are looking for in their courses. No mystery here! They want you to know.
Basic Course Setup
Find My Course & Make it Active
Tips to easily find your course & make it active for students.
Video + Your Course
Kaltura allows you to create a mini library of videos called the Media Gallery specifically for your course. These instructions are for initial setup or copy to a new course.
Need help setting up your gradebook? Reach out to the IDAT team to schedule a 1-on-1 session and we can help you set up the gradebook to fit your course.