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Help your students reach their potential

The new Indigo Release for Brightspace will help save time for instructors and teachers and enable them to make a big 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 visualizations.

Join our product experts for an overview of the new features in the Indigo Release.

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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. Instructors 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 prioritize student submissions with Quick Eval. With a central view, evaluators can quickly see what needs to be evaluated across all their courses and tools. They can easily prioritize using filters or sorting, narrowing down to focus on what they want to do first. From within the tool they can evaluate assignments, discussions and quizzes. Quick Eval is helpful both for instructors and teachers who want to pull together submissions from a variety of courses and tools and for anyone evaluating student work by submission date and wants to see a single list of the work they need to complete.

Feedback with annotations

Make feedback relevant and impactful for students with annotations. Mark up meaningful comments to specific areas – just as you would on paper. Instructors 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

Feedback through rubrics

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 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

Tie feedback to outcomes

Tying feedback to outcomes makes it easy for instructors to see how their students are advancing on what matters the most. Instructors 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. This experience was built based on customer feedback from design sessions. Instructors can empower students to share their voice by allowing them 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 self-enroll 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

Quickly get answers 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 and succeeding groups and individuals to take appropriate action by using the new Engagement Dashboard.   Educators and Instructional Designers can quickly evaluate the effectiveness of quizzes and quiz questions with the Assessment Quality Dashboard.

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