Release Highlights | August 2017

Posted Posted in Just(in) Time

Hi everyone, Here is the information on the August update that will come out tomorrow. It looks like Brightspace has a new ePortfolio tool coming out. They recommend that we don’t run both products simultaneously, but I will see about turning it on for our test instance for us to review it. After watching the video and […]


Posted Posted in Resources

Brightspace is equipped with a perfectly viable tool for creating quizzes or self-assessments. However, there are times when the aesthetics of a course demand something that is visually more interesting than what can be built in the learning management system. Enter Storyline As instructional designers, we can create quizzes, self-assessments, and/or other interactive items that […]

Assessment Design

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Anton Chekhov writes, “”Remove everything that has no relevance to the story. If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it’s not going to be fired, it shouldn’t be hanging there.” It’s important to think […]

Internet Archive

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Recently, I was sourcing material for a course of my own and discovered Internet Archive, “a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.” I love Wikisource for old texts, but Internet Archive takes the cake. Take, for example, the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave: […]