Implementing the Brightspace platform has enabled USFQ School of Business to monitor user experience by administering surveys that assess the students from the teachers’ perspective, and the teachers from the students’ perspective. Brightspace also provides tools and systems that allow the School of Business to consolidate data and analyze satisfaction levels.
USFQ School of Business has realized improvements from being able to apply these findings to its courses and create a continuous feedback loop of learning. Monitoring the user experience and updating the course materials is all done within Brightspace, ensuring that all the content is held in a single platform.
“We love Brightspace because it makes it so easy to follow up on how our learners are getting involved in their classes and how they are doing with their assignments,” says Adela Carrasco, academic coordinator at USFQ School of Business. “It also enables us to see when our professors are logging into the platform and if they are keeping up with grading their students’ papers. Brightspace is a great help.”
For many people, it’s a new experience to log into a single platform and use it to complete their entire curriculum. To get users up to speed quickly, USFQ School of Business relies on the Brightspace platform to make sure that the content it provides is not only interactive, but also relevant to each course and each student.
For example, within Brightspace, students can manage their own forums and conversations to communicate with each other. The Brightspace platform also enables USFQ School of Business to create continuous interaction between teachers and learners: learners can use it to share their progress and difficulties in real time, receive feedback from teachers, and get help with additional content.
The School also uses the platform to make important announcements to students, provide guidelines, share policies, and even sign agreements online: the terms and conditions are uploaded to the platform, where the student can accept them.
One of the biggest advantages that Brightspace has provided for USFQ School of Business is the ease of use of the platform. Other systems require multiple steps to complete basic tasks, while Brightspace saves time for teachers by allowing them to drag and drop content into courses, organize materials easily, and grade papers wherever they are.