Teachers now feel comfortable with Brightspace and have adapted quickly to the wide range of tools and functionalities that they can integrate into their classes, projects and assignments. Students are happy, too: Brightspace makes learning varied and fun, and the platform’s quizzes have been very well-received.
Carmen Tamez Muñoz describes the platform’s mobile features as a particular highlight: “The mobile app is a tool that our students love— it puts all their notifications at their fingertips, and it’s a perfect fit with their lifestyle. For those of us who are responsible for sending out day-today academic and administrative updates, it has also helped enormously with managing the way we communicate with students.”
The university is now only a few weeks away from its midterm exams, which it plans to deliver remotely via Brightspace. UMM will customize the platform’s assessment tools to align with its current best practices for administering the exam schedule, which will enable students to complete their exams online.
“Within just a few weeks, we have responded to COVID-19 by moving 100% online with Brightspace—and when this emergency is over, we’ll be in a much stronger position than before. I’m completely confident that when our students and teaching staff return, they will continue to use the platform in the classroom, because it’s so helpful for research, essays, assignments and rubrics, and they love that it gives them such a wide range of multimedia options.” – Professor Carmen Tamez Muñoz, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, UMM