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Add Extended Time and Accommodations to Brightspace Quizzes and Assignments

Life happens and a student suddenly needs more time on a quiz or paper. No problem! With Brightspace you can add Special Access to any Quiz or Assignment. Special Access allows you to add exceptions for specified students for Assignments and Quizzes. You can change State Date, Due Date, and End Date allow more time …

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Using Turnitin Outside of Brightspace for Instructors

We’ve had several inquiries about how to get similarity scores on student work without submitting assignments in Brightspace. Instructors can do so by accessing their account via turnitin.com.   If you have used Turnitin in your Brightspace environment already All you need to do is go to turnitin.com, Click Login, Use the Meredith email you use …

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Set Up Brightspace Accommodations by Student for All Quizzes

The Brightspace Quiz tool is built with really granular controls for test times, student accommodation, and special access. But that means for a student with a standing accommodation, you have to add that information to every quiz you make. Luckily the February 2021 Brightspace update has made accommodations easier for us! Now from the Classlist, …

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Are You Having Problems with Chegg? – Strategies to Deter Cheating

Chegg and services like it continue to cause concern for higher education instructors. While these sites and other tools to help students cheat probably aren’t ever going away, there are several tools and strategies that faculty can use  to protect the integrity of their courses.   Obviously you can’t use all of these all the time. …

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Easy Tool to Convert Test Questions to Brightspace

You’ve always given paper hard copy tests and now your expected to put those hundreds of questions into Brightspace. Sounds daunting doesn’t it? It doesn’t help that the Brightspace CSV import file is NOT user friendly 😨 Well thanks to a handy-dandy question generator tool from Algonquin College, we can skip retyping and spreadsheet formatting. …

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10 Types of Alternative Assessments

While faculty continue to maneuver through the pandemic to ensure that students are retaining the content being taught, alternative assessment has become a staple in conversations as being a category of consideration for the classroom. Student learning can be demonstrated through many different but equitable assessment methods. In considering an alternative to an existing assessment, …

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Alternative Assessment Methods For Online Environment

Student learning can be demonstrated through many different but equitable assessment methods. In considering an alternative to an existing assessment, faculty may need to consider alternative assessment strategies with respect to end-of-semester formal exams and/or continuous assessments. These strategies could be considered as an online alternative to assessments that would generally be carried out in …

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