The following is a list of training sessions being offered through the Centre for Learning and Program Excellence. Click the title of the presentation for the full description and sign up available on the Course Catalog.
First you will have to choose your settings for your rubric:
Click “Assessments“, and then “Rubrics“
You will see a list and the status of any rubrics that you have created or have been shared down to your course.
Next click “New Rubric” or click the dropdown menu (“V” icon at the end of the name) associated to an existing rubric to edit it.
Give your rubric a name (1). You can write a description if you want.
Your rubric will be in “Draft” mode while you work on it. When complete make sure you set it to “Published” (2).
Typically we will use the “Analytic” rubric when building a rubric for college use. Feel free to experiment with the Holistic rubric type, but it will behave quite differently than what I’m describing in this tutorial.
Analytic Rubrics –Most rubrics are analytic. An analytic rubric breaks performance into multiple criteria. You assess each criterion separately, resulting in an overall assessment score. For example, an analytic rubric for assessing essays could have separate criterion for spelling, grammar, and expression. Each criterion can be assessed as poor, good, or excellent, resulting in an overall assessment that adequately evaluates performance.
Holistic Rubrics – Holistic rubrics do not break performance into separate criteria. Performance is assessed holistically, so that you consider several different criteria, but make only one overall assessment.
Set the number of levels (example: below average, average, and above average would be 3 levels), and number of criteria you will be using. You can always add and remove criteria when building the rubric.
The scoring method can be points, custom points, or text. The difference between points and custom points is that points will assign one value for all criteria under a specific level, where custom points allows for custom points for each criteria under each level. Feel free to click “What are scoring methods?” for more details.
Please don’t remove the checkbox from “allow new associations in competencies“. If you leave it checked, it won’t cause any ill affects. If you un-check it, your rubric won’t be as functional for grading in a Dropbox etc.
Save your Rubric and then scroll up to the top of the page and click “Levels and Criteria“
Use the Content tool to access course materials, complete required activities, and monitor your completion progress on topics contained within each course module.
Content tool overview for learners
An overview of the Content tool
1) When you access a course’s Content tool for the first time, the first page you land on is the Overview, which instructors might use to post the course syllabus and introductory material. If your instructor has left the Overview blank you will not see it listed and you will land on the Table of Contents.
2) Topics you bookmark appear in a list on the Bookmarks page. The number beside the Bookmarks link indicates how many bookmarks you have.
3) The Course Schedule page lists course material due dates, start dates, end dates, overdue course activities, and all events within the course from the Calendar tool for the next seven days. The number of overdue items in the course appears in red. Course events are also listed in the Calendar tool.
Note: Adding a due date to a content item that is associated to an assignment submissions folder will override an end date that is also set on the same Assignments.
4) The Table of Contents panel lists all modules available in your course. If numbers appear beside each module name in the Table of Contents panel it indicates that topics are being tracked for completion, and that you have a number of topics you have not accessed.
5) The course content options located on the Table of Contents page allow you to download your course content in zip file format.
6) Print your course outline, or navigate to a module’s landing page to print a module’s outline.
Print a content topic
The print function may not be available for all file types.
Click on a document topic.
Click Print or click Download and print from your computer.
View overdue Content topics
View a list of all overdue content topics within a course in the Overdue tab in the Course Schedule area. The topics on this list are sorted from most to least overdue. You can click the topic to immediately access and complete the topic. Only topics with a set due date but no end date or an end date later than the due date appear on this list since you must have time remaining after the due date to access and complete the topic. The Overdue tab only appears if you have content topics that are not complete by the set deadline.
The number of overdue topics in theOverduetab appears in red beside Course Schedule in the Content menu. When you access an overdue topic, it disappears from the list in the Overdue tab. When you complete all overdue topics, the Overdue tab disappears from the Course Schedule area.
Brightspace ePortfolio is a personal portfolio tool for storing, organizing, reflecting on and sharing items that represent your learning. You can include items such as documents, graphics, audio files, videos, presentations, and coursework to demonstrate your improvement or mastery in certain areas.
You can control what items you want to include in your portfolio, how they are organized, and who you want to share them with. When you share items with your peers, mentors, or potential employers, you can give them permission to view items, edit items, see or add comments, and see or add assessments to receive feedback.
Use this handy ePortfolio Learning Roadmap developed by Mohawk College to learn terminology and start navigating the ePortfolio tool in LEARN.
Presentations let you compile Brightspace ePortfolio items into a web project to showcase your achievements. Your presentations can have multiple pages. Presentations provide a polished, professional medium to demonstrate your learning and accomplishments.
Tags are words you associate with your artifacts or items to make them easier to find within your ePortfolio.
You can search for items with specific tags. When searching for or adding tags, other users tags are shown for easy searching. For example, searching for or utilizing a tag named Creative will show the number of times it has been used as a tag.
To make a multiple-word tag, place double quotes around the entire phrase. For example typing “winter project” makes the two words a single tag.
To make a private tag that only you can see, type an @ symbol in front of the tag. For example typing @draft adds a private @draft tag to an item that other users will not see when you share the item with them.
To make a private multiple-word tag, put the at symbol before the quotation marks, for example: @”rough draft”.
To add tags to an existing artifact first click “edit” from its drop-down menu:
There are several different types of files that you can upload to your presentation.
Artifacts used in ePortfolios are digital evidence of your learning, experience, achievements and goals. They are the building blocks of everything you do within the ePortfolio tool. An artifact can be almost any kind of file.
The artifacts you collect should have a purpose in demonstrating a skill or competency. You should collect a wide range of artifacts so you have many options to choose from when you build a presentation. Examples of artifacts you can include are:
Papers, projects, and writing samples
Word, PDF, etc.
Examples of work from the class
Video and audio clips
Photographs, images, artwork
Co-op and work experience
Community and service learning
Examples of Prior Learning
Academic awards and honors
memberships in professional organizations
Certifications, WHMIS etc.
Adding Files from your Computer as Artifacts
Click “Add Files”
Click “Upload” or drag and drop your file
After uploading your file you can “Add tags” (1), and when done click “Add to Portfolio” (2)
Adding Assessments etc. as Artifacts in ePortfolio
You are able to add course content as reflections as well as add feedback, grades, assessments etc. as artifacts.
Find what you would like to add.
In this example, “Assessments”(1), “Dropbox”(2)
Click “View” to view the feedback on the assessment
Click “Add to ePortfolio”
Give your Artifact a name (1), add a description and tags if you wish and click “Add” (2) when done.
Access your ePortfolio and click to view “My Items”
Click the menu button (1) for the item you wish to share and then click “Share” (2)
Click “Add Users and Groups” (1) to share this artifact with your instructor or classmates.
“Allow public viewing of presentation” (2) will only be available for Presentations. To share this way you will add the checkmark to that box and distribute the “Share URL” with those you wish to view the presentation. Removing the checkmark will remove the ability to view the presentation from the URL.
“Show Visibility Options” (3) will allow you to set a start and end date for the visibility of your presentation.
After clicking “Add Users and Groups” and selecting users to share your artifact with you will have the ability to “Assign Permissions” to control how the users can interact with your artifact.
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