Wednesday, August 21, 2013

FerrisConnect Summer Updates

FerrisConnect has been updated this summer. Some of the exciting new features include: 

Inline Grading for Assignments: Now you will not have to download every paper the students attach in the assignment.  Instead, you can mark up the paper directly within Blackboard on your computer or your iPad!

Discussion Board: Totally redesigned the thread detail page and instructors have the option to require the student to post a thread before they can see the other student's posts!  

Tests: Now you can edit Test Options to easily give one student more time on a test and you can set the date that you want the correct answers to show up for students!  

Retention Center:  The Performance Dashboard has been replaced by the Retention Center and it provides more detail about student performance so that you can help at-risk students and contribute to student success.

Social Learning Tool:  The launch of this tool allows users to create a strong personal identity using the enhanced profile feature.  Located next to your name in the upper right corner designated with the  number of new notifications in red.

Calendar:  Faculty and students can view institutional level, course and personal events in a single calendar view. Calendar supports due dates, if set, for gradable items.

Click here for a detailed overview of the new features in FerrisConnect. 

Written by Mary Holmes and Jackie Hughes