Keeping Track of Students
Keeping Track of Communication
- You can use the spreadsheet below to keep track of communication with your students.
- I simply copy and paste the cell with my communication notes into TheSIS.
- NOTE: You cannot copy and paste the link to the spreadsheet into TheSIS. That is considered a FERPA violation.
- You can create a copy of this spreadsheet to use in future semesters.
- I like to create a notebook in OneNote or Evernote for each module in my course.
- Then, I create a page for each assignment. In the assignment page, I keep track of my feedback (and the HTML code for the feedback once I've used it in my course at least once), and some common comments I leave for them. HERE is an example of one of these pages for a discussion.
- This way, if you teach the course again, your feedback and comments are saved.
- UPDATED Spring 2020: I've switched to using Google Drive. You can copy and paste links, images, and text directly from Google Drive into Brightspace. Here's a link to one of my Google Drive folders to give you an idea about how I organize them: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pkS-sKTDZBuSvJ0UmHbvd-DW3vGr5f9K
- Of course, you do what works best for YOU. It may take you a little bit to figure that out (and that's okay.)
If I need to create feedback for an assignment about "cells" for example, I will google cells and look and see what I can find about that topic. I try to link to sites that explain the information in that assignment, include a picture that explains the topic, or embed a video that explains the topic.