Instructors will have access to three powerful new tools—Qwickly, PeerMark and WebAssign—after the eCampus upgrade that is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. May 13 and finish by 5 p.m. May 14.
Qwickly can simplify workflow by providing easier access to frequently repeated tasks. Rather than clicking through each course, instructors can perform a task from the home screen for all selected courses simultaneously. Instructors may also: add content and email documents directly from Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox and Box; add content, including documents and web links, to multiple classes; send email to only certain roles within a course or to multiple courses; and choose to post announcements in the future or send announcements to multiple courses. Learn more here.
PeerMark lets students read, review and score or evaluate one or many papers submitted by classmates. At the end of an assignment, the papers will be distributed so that all students can read the comments on their work. PeerMark assignments may be anonymous or attributed, depending on the instructor’s preference. More at: http://turnitin.com/en_us/training/student-training/peermark-overview
WebAssign is a customizable system that lets instructors create and deploy assignments, and instantly assess the performance of either individual students or an entire class. Features include: question content and creation; secure testing; collaboration on course management tasks with colleagues and teaching assistants; and student performance analytics. More at: https://webassign.com/instructors/features/
Information Technology Services has scheduled two eCampus Essentials training sessions on Friday, May 15, but this training will NOT focus on the three new tools. The open lab help session is for those who have already built the course(s) they teach but need some more assistance. The one-hour training sessions are for eCampus newcomers, and walk-ins are welcome. Registration is not required. Details are at http://it.wvu.edu/services/training/schedule.
Faculty should note that summer course shells are now available in eCampus. Students, however, will not be able to access summer courses until the start date, as set in STAR.