Help your students reach their potential

The new Indigo Release for Brightspace will help save time for lecturers and teachers and enable them to make a bigger impact on students. Improvements to the student experience make sure that students are getting the most out of their learning efforts. Data-driven decisions can be made more quickly, supporting institutional goals with on-demand access to easy to understand visualisations.

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Impactful feedback and assessments in less time

Feedback is essential to improving student outcomes but providing feedback can be time-consuming. Lecturers and teachers can give more impactful feedback in less time with the new features in Brightspace.

Provide feedback quickly across all courses

It’s easy to find and prioritise student submissions with Quick Eval across all courses. With a central view, evaluators can quickly see what needs to be evaluated across all their courses and tools, and prioritise using filters or sorting to focus on what they want to do first. From within the tool, lecturers and teachers can evaluate assignments, discussions and quizzes, and pull together submissions from a variety of courses and functions.

Comments That are Easily Understood

Make feedback relevant and impactful for students with annotations. Mark up meaningful comments to specific areas – just as you would on paper. Lecturers can quickly get their point across by using comment text boxes, highlighters or a pen.

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“I’m getting feedback from my students now, too … they love it! No more deciphering cryptic text comments in a feedback box. I think you hit a home run with this one! Thanks for the continued improvements and for listening to your customers!!”
– Lori Wendt, Parkland College

Rubrics Feedback Made Even Better

Rubrics are a great way to provide feedback to students – showing what they’ve done well and what they should work on next. Seamlessly evaluate and assess students with easy-to-create rubrics in Brightspace.

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“I LOVE the improvements that they’ve made to Rubrics. I mean really LOVE. Like, ♥ ♥ ♥ kind of love. The editor is very user friendly, and I’m no longer dreading creating or updating rubrics!”
– Jana Carter Parsons, English Department at Great Falls College, Montana State University

Do More With Less

Tying feedback to outcomes makes it easy for lecturers to see how their students are advancing on what matters the most. Lecturers and teachers can save time by performing outcomes assessments right in Brightspace.

Making Time for Teachers to Focus on What Matters
The Power of Great Feedback

Engage students

The re-imagined student experience includes intuitive and clear navigation, full-screen viewing, and progress and completion status – all from any device. Lecturers can empower students to drive conversations by allowing students to create posts in the activity feed – creating a collaborative and engaging classroom experience. Students can drive their own learning by being able to search, discover and by self-enrolling in courses in Brightspace. Keep students engaged with a new awards widget, available as an add-on that shows them what awards they’ve earned and what they can earn next.

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Data that makes sense

Get answers quickly to the questions that are most important to your institution with the new interactive dashboards in Performance Plus. With up-to-date information, there is no more waiting for custom reports, no reliance on external tools, and no manual management of roles and permissions.

Educational administrators can see clearly how Brightspace is being used, by whom and in what ways with the new Adoption Dashboard—to celebrate successes and determine where to invest. Educational advisors can identify at-risk as well as succeeding groups or individuals, to take the appropriate action by using the new Engagement Dashboard. Educators and course designers can quickly evaluate the effectiveness of quizzes and quiz questions with the Assessment Quality Dashboard.

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