Turnitin and Peer MarkTraining Videos for Instructors

What is Turnitin? Turnitin is an originality checking and plagiarism prevention service that checks student writing for citation mistakes or inappropriate copying.  When a student submits a paper, Turnitin compares it to text in its massive database of student work, websites, books, articles, etc.     Turnitin is integrated into the Assignments tool in all D2L Brightspace courses. […]

Turnitin and Peer MarkTraining Videos for Students

What is Turnitin? Turnitin is an originality checking and plagiarism prevention service that checks student writing for citation mistakes or inappropriate copying.  When a student submits a paper, Turnitin compares it to text in its massive database of student work, websites, books, articles, etc.  Turnitin is integrated into the Assignments tool in all D2L Brightspace courses.  This […]

Quick Eval Tool

About Quick Eval Quick Eval is a new tool that allows instructors to see a list of unevaluated learner submissions from all their courses. Submissions from Assignments, Quizzes, and Discussions are displayed in one location to improve efficiency when locating work that requires evaluation and providing feedback to learners. Educators can sort, filter, and search […]

Best Practices in Rubric Grading with D2L Brightspace

Rubrics Tool Gets Some New Updates D2L as made an effort to improve the Rubric tool.  Since 2018 they have been pushing continuous updates with rubrics to provide better assessment solutions for instructors as well greater feedback for students.  Below is a list of “Best Practices for Rubrics Grading with an understanding of changes made, […]

Gradebook Health Check

Not sure if your Gradebook is setup correctly and displaying accurate grades.  Give the Gradebook Health Check a try at the beginning, middle, and end of each semester.  Use the scoring chart to determine what improvements you can make to your gradebook settings. Success Display 100% in the success category, gradebook is set up correctly […]

Gradebook Setup

Grade Settings Select Grades on the course navigation menu and then select Settings. Select the Calculation Options Select Weighted or Points. Select whether ungraded items are dropped or treated as zero. Save then Close. Add Grade Categories From the Manage Grades tab select New and then Category.  Enter the category Name. Enter the category Weight (if […]

Respondus Assessment Creation Steps and Format

Assessment Creation & Publishing with Respondus Create exams for print or for publishing in your BrightSpace course. Overview of Steps Create Questions in MS Word using specified formatting below Import the questions into a new Respondus assessment file Select the settings for online publishing, exporting to MS Word, or Printing Publish the assessment to a quiz, […]

Respondus Software for Assessment Creation and Editing

Respondus is a third party solution for creating quizzes and tests. It will interface with BrightSpace and can be a great time saver. You can also use it to print tests and quizzes for classroom use. There are many textbook publishers who provide Respondus-ready testbanks. Once you follow the below steps check out the instructor quick […]