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Assessment & Grading
Online Exam Guide
- Online Exam Guide Recommended settings and step by step instructions for administering online exams in Brightspace.
- How do I create an assignment in Brightspace?
- How do I create a video assignment with Echo360?
- How do I set restrictions for Assignments by using a Due Date, a Start Date, and/or an End Date?
- How do I provide feedback to Brightspace assignments?
- How do I upload feedback to assignments with no submissions?
- How do I give students extra time on an assignment (Special Access)?
- How do I make assignments visible to learners?
- What are the different assignment submission options in Brightspace?
- How do I create a group assignment in Brightspace?
- How do I attach a file to an assignment for students to complete?
- How do I set up one-on-one assignments with my students?
- How do I enter grades and feedback as a draft and publish them later for assignment submissions?
Creating a Quiz
- How do quizzes work in Brightspace?
- How can I copy my quiz questions to the question library?
- How do I use a CSV template to import questions into the question library?
- How do I organize my quizzes into categories?
- How do I create quiz sections?
- What is “Display in Calendar” in Quizzes?
- How can I preview a quiz and attempt it as a learner?
- Can I create a quiz question that allows for image submissions?
- How do I add multimedia elements to quiz questions in Brightspace?
- How do I set up hints to quiz questions in Brightspace?
- How can I improve the security of a quiz in Brightspace?
- How can I create Brightspace quizzes and quiz questions in bulk by using a CSV file?
- How do I disable Brightspace email and instant messages during a quiz?
- How do I add questions from a quiz, survey, or self-assessment to the question library?
- How do I approximate numeric questions from CourseSpaces for math quizzes in Brightspace?
Quiz Access & Time Limits
- Restrict access to a Quiz
- Create a quiz with an unlimited number of attempts
- Enforce a Time Limit in Quizzes
- How does the quiz grace period work?
- Give students extra time on a quiz (Special Access)
- Handle a situation where a student does not submit a timed quiz due to technological problems
- Create quizzes for cross-listed courses
Quiz Grading and Feedback
- See learners’ quiz attempt logs
- View the grades of a quiz that is not linked to the gradebook
- Submit a quiz attempt on behalf of a student
- Set up Quiz Submission Views
- How do I prevent students from immediately seeing their scores when they submit a quiz?
- How do I hide a grade until all students submit their quizzes?
- Retract quiz feedback
- Update quiz marks with corrected quiz answers
- Manually override grades of quizzes that have already been graded
- Create/update an answer key for a written response question
- Blind mark all quiz questions
- Blind mark written responses to one quiz question
- Grade all the answers given to a written response question at once
Gradebook, Quick Eval, and Analytics
Setting up the Gradebook
- Associate grade items with assignments
- Associate quizzes with the gradebook in Brightspace
- How do I create a grade item?
- How do I delete a grade item?
- How do I create grade items and associate them to assignments or quizzes?
- How do I dissociate a grade item from quizzes, assignments, and discussions and then delete it?
- Choosing a weighted vs points grading system
- Set up my gradebook with a weighted grade system
- Change existing grades from point graded system to weighted
- Create a grade scheme
- Set up a Pass/Fail grading scheme
- Manually assign weights to grade items in bulk
Entering or publishing grades
- How do I enter/edit grades using the Brightspace Gradebook?
- Who can publish grades in Brightspace?
- Can I bulk enter grades?
- Set up auto-grading and auto-export of grades for a quiz
- Publish all quiz grades to the gradebook
- Enable “Automatic export to grades” after a quiz attempt has been made
- Import an Excel file with quiz grades
- Grade items as complete or incomplete
- How can I fix incorrect assignment gradebook items?
- Add a bonus grade item
- Grade group assignments
- Exempt a learner from a grade item
- Release calculated final grades in Brightspace
- Release adjusted final grades in Brightspace
- Hide published grades from students
- View all unpublished grades in Brightspace without going into each submission
Export Grades & FAST Reporting
- What are statistical tools in Brightspace and how do I use them to get user statistics for content?
- How do I get user statistics for discussions in Brightspace?
- How do I get user statistics for assignments in Brightspace?
- How do I get user statistics for quizzes in Brightspace?
- How do I get user statistics for rubrics in Brightspace?
- How do I get user statistics for grades in Brightspace?
Interact & Engage with Learners
Zoom (for live lectures & office hours)
- Essential Zoom tips to provide to students
- How do I invite my students to a Zoom session?
- How do I send students a Zoom meeting invitation and what should it include?
- How do I invite a co-instructor or TA to my Zoom session?
- How do I schedule and add a Zoom meeting to Brightspace?
- How do I add a recurring Zoom meeting to a course calendar in Brightspace?
- How do I set up a Zoom session outside of Brightspace?
- Top tips for facilitating a session in Zoom
- Live transcription in Zoom
- Mute/un-mute participants during a session
- Manage the waiting room in Zoom
- Student participation and questions in Zoom
- Present content in Zoom
- Student presentations in Zoom
- Take attendance with a large class in Zoom
- Options and alternatives for boardwork in Zoom
- Ensure my class session is accessible
- Create safe and secure online session in Zoom
- Handle or avoid unexpected disruptions
- Handling technical problems in a live session
Microsoft Teams (for conversations & collaboration)
Crowdmark (for collaborative grading)
- What are the assessment types in Crowdmark?
- How do I add questions to an assignment in Crowdmark?
- Does Crowdmark have a question bank?
- Can I import premade questions from a Word or PDF doc into Crowdmark?
- Does Crowdmark support group assignments?
- Can Crowdmark create multiple choice quizzes?
- How do I make assessments available to students in Crowdmark?
- How can I grade Crowdmark assessments?
- What is the Crowdmark assignment comment library?
- Can Crowdmark assign graders to mark specific questions within an assignment?
- Can I assign my TAs to grade Crowdmark assessments?
- How do I make Crowdmark grades available to students?
- Are grades transferred from Crowdmark to the Brightspace gradebook?
- How do students recieve feedback on their assignments in Crowdmark?
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