Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July 27, 2011

Good Morning Online Instructors,

As you are becoming more involved in the grading of your students' work now that we have completed Unit 1, I'd like to share with you some grading tips and tricks to help make your grading more efficient so you have more time to focus on feedback and content rather than navigation and downloading.

Previously, in Blackboard 8, I shared with you how to download grade center columns into an Excel document to be able to enter all student scores and feedback on one document to then upload back into the grade center quickly and easily.  We can do the same thing in CampusConnect and this tutorial will walk you through the process that is specific to CampusConnect.

Within CampusConnect you can also download all assignment submissions for a particular column, making downloading of assignment documents more efficient.  Click here to access a quick tutorial on how to download all submitted assignments at once.  

If you have any questions on how to use either of these great features, please let me know.  Happy grading :)

Heather Thomton-Stockman
Online Instructional Specialist

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 20, 2011

Good Afternoon Online Instructors!  And welcome to Early Fall Quarter!

As much of the country is being blasted by a heat wave, I hope you are fairing the weather okay.  Personally, I am ready for a bit of reprieve from the oppressive Minnesota heat.  I love warm weather, but I could do without the extreme dew points and high humidity.

I also hope you are becoming comfortable with the new CampusConnect system.  It truly has so many great features for both instructors and students!  If there are things within CampusConnect you have questions on, please don't hesitate to let me know.  Even if I don't have the answer immediately, I'll definitely look into it and see if I can't find an answer for you.  And if you have a question, others may have the same question so it could be a great benefit for all of us...just let me know what your questions are :)

For today's blog, I'd like to show you how to navigate Elluminate Live! within the CampusConnect system.  If you are used to using Elluminate Live! in Blackboard 8, you'll be very familiar with how to use it in CampusConnect.  If this is your first time considering facilitating an Elluminate Live! session, hopefully you'll find these tutorials helpful.

Let me know if you have any questions and have a great rest of the first week of the quarter!

Heather Thomton-Stockman
Online Instructional Specialist