Providing a personalized learning experience is essential to establishing a real connection with students. With the autumn 2016 news, teachers have access to more ways to offer personalized content and students can count on new ways to demonstrate their knowledge and interact with other users. Creating an immersive learning experience has never been easier.
Join a webinar with our product specialists on November 7, 2016, at 11 am (EST), to get an overview of the new features of version 2016 autumn
Optimize and customize communication.
Offer personalized and meaningful messages to students to keep them motivated and interested. Smart Agents send automated emails and ensure that each student receives a relevant and individualized message.
With the autumn 2016 version, we added new features to Smart Agents to further personalize communication, allowing
- customize the “Reply to” and “From” fields so that students can easily connect
- write more meaningful messages with a larger character limit
- run a simulation to see who the message will be sent to
- view which recipient received which message with the new history pages
Connect with video. Increase interaction.
With the launch of the Video Tasks tool and the addition of new features to the Virtual Classroom, Brightspace now offers its users more ways to learn and demonstrate their knowledge in a highly personalized and interactive way.
YouSeeU’s Video Tasks tool is completely integrated with the Brightspace platform and allows a teacher to make a video presentation available to his class and provide timestamped feedback within the completed video.
In basic education and higher education, you can use the Video Tasks tool to evaluate jobs and provide feedback on a wide range of communication skills. Teachers can send timely comments to students as they apply their knowledge and demonstrate their skills in practice. The tool can be used for evaluating presentations, simulating interviews, demonstrating practical skills and more.
With the Premium version, it is possible to include new types of assessments in the courses, such as real-world simulations, debates, peer reviews and other creative activities with two-way video.
In corporate training, the Video Tasks tool can be used to promote employee development and professional success. They can improve their public speaking skills, practice sales presentations and be evaluated for their retention during the process of joining the company.
The Premium version offers even more options that can be used for training dynamics, assessment of demonstrated skills, leadership development and more.
The Virtual Classroom tool helps teachers make the most of the video’s potential for education by enabling:
- the programming, presentation and recording of videoconferencing sessions in real time directly from the LMS
- its use for bidirectional discussions, video training, availability times and much more
- automatic recording of video sessions and their perfect incorporation into a course
With what’s new in the Fall 2016 version, you can further customize these sessions in the following ways:
- sharing files that students can download for later use
- conducting online surveys to quickly gather information about the public
- extending a session easily if the conversation is flowing
- customizing the settings
Limited time introductory package
In the autumn 2016 version, we added the Video Tasks tool and incorporated new Virtual Classroom features into Brightspace at no additional cost. We are also pleased to announce a Premium option for the Video Tasks tool, which offers even more types of video evaluation.
We are excited to incorporate the full potential of video-based learning into our courses with the Video Tasks tool and the Virtual Classroom. Until the end of the year, we will offer an introductory package for a limited time, which includes the Premium versions of both the Video Tasks tool and the Virtual Classroom.
Contact your Customer Success Manager to activate the Virtual Classroom and the Video Tasks tool or to learn more about the Premium versions.
A faster and more effective online course experience.
The streamlined interface of the Brightspace Daylight experience now streamlines workflows, allowing students to easily update and navigate courses. The Daylight experience ranges from appearance to how users interact with the Brightspace Learning Environment. Check out the Daylight experience in your Brightspace test environment.
It’s now easier to prepare a multiple choice questionnaire using an optimized workflow, presented as part of the Daylight experience.
A new photo library for course widgets creates a visually attractive interface for users to easily find what they are looking for.
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