It’s that exciting time of year again! Do not forget to register for the Third Annual SJC Faculty Conference on Teaching and Learning (June 3 & 4)!!!

The deadline to complete the online registration form is May 20.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Instructional Technologist

Justin Sparks

Leaving Feedback on Quizzes

Most faculty are familiar with leaving feedback for student’s written assignments, whether it is using track changes in Word or providing feedback in the dropbox tool in Brightspace. But did you know you can leave feedback for quiz attempts as well? This month’s Just(in) Time training video focuses on leaving feedback for your students’ quiz attempts. You can leave feedback in text form, or even insert video feedback via the video note tool in Brightspace. You can even link to the content that the quiz covers, whether it is a website outside of Brightspace, or a specific lecture in your course.

To see how you can leave feedback for your students’ quiz attempts, please see the tutorial (6 min.) below:


If you have any questions or comments about your setting up notifications for quizzes in your course, please email us at


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 Chip Styles

Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer

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Cortland “Chip” Stiles, Jr. joined Saint Joseph’s College in May 2016 as Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Chip brings more than 20 years of experience in information technology, most recently serving as Chief Information Officer at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. At Merrimack, he was responsible for strategic direction and operations of all Information Technology at the College during a period of rapid growth.

Prior to his work at Merrimack, he co-founded Serensoft, a technology services and consulting firm based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. In his role as Chief Operating Officer, he worked with a range of higher education institutions around the country to help them manage change as it relates to Information Technology.

Chip serves on the Advisory Board for the Maine Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, an initiative of the University of Maine System focused on integrating multiple campus graduate programs under one roof.

Chip earned his BA in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Maine in 1989, and he is working toward an MEd in Higher Education at Merrimack College.

Chip is a car nut.  In his spare time he is currently restoring and building a 1967 Chevy Impala SS. He has two college-age children, Hattie and Graham, and lives with his wife, Janice, in Eliot, Maine. He also enjoys boating and sailing the Maine coast.