May 11, 2020, by Louise Jones and Xuan Cai
What are Rubrics?
Rubrics are matrixes or tables that have three essential features: criteria students are expected to focus on, rating levels to indicate different achievement levels and the scoring associated to the rating. Faculty can also choose how to apply rubrics: comments only, comments and points or points only.
What are the benefits of using Rubrics?
From a student’s perspective:
Rubrics can help students have a better understanding of how their instructor assess the assignments...
December 13, 2019, by UNH AT Staff
Save time and effort by pushing grades from myCourses Gradebook to Webcat. This will not only save faculty time in not having to manually re-enter data they already have available, but will also reduce the possibility of mistakes in copying gradebook information to Webcat.
The end of the semester can be a stressful time for students and faculty. Students want to know their grade as soon as possible and faculty want to be responsive to student requests. One piece of the grade reporting...
November 12, 2019, by UNH IT Staff
Students will soon be invited to complete an evaulation of your teaching. This feedback is important for many reasons. In order to increase the response rate you should consider the following:
1. Schedule time during class
Consider strategy -
Schedule time in the middle of class
Schedule time on a day of an important activity such as a quiz/test
Remind students to bring a device
Communicate using myCourses and/syllabus...
April 1, 2019, by UNH AT D&T Staff
myWildcat Success is an application used to support student success at UNH. The system helps link advisors, faculty, and student support staff with students in a coordinated way.
Quickly and easily enter your times available to meet with students, message those students through the system and students can pick the available time slots that work for them
Know at any time what students have and have not scheduled an appointment with you
Record notes that can be viewed by others in the students...
October 21, 2016, by Peter Doughty
All myCourses courses have a file storage limit of 500 MB (megabytes). It's actually 524.3 for those wanting to go the extra geek mile! For most faculty, this limit will be fine, but if you are using large files, (audio and video files, high resolution images, media-heavy PowerPoint or Adobe presentations and complex programming files come to mind) it is possible to quickly use up your quota. So you probably want to know about alternate storage methods to be able to manage that pesky storage...
May 13, 2016, by Peter Doughty
The updates for myCourses for Saturday May 14th, 2016 are very light consisting mostly of bug fixes. The notes and video are here:
Since the update is light, here's a tip: Is it possible to personalize to scale? Or is that phrase just an oxymoron? Whether you feel it is possible or not, myCourses does have a nice “Message Students Who” feature. This means you can send out messages to students (en masse) who meet certain criteria and you can do it...
April 14, 2016, by Peter Doughty
While it might not be the “greatest invention since the zipper” the ability to upload zipped files and folders into myCourses is a very handy feature, especially as we approach the end of the road for Blackboard Learn at UNH (which is May 31st by the way.)
So what’s so great about it? Well, you can upload multiple files at once and myCourses preserves the original folder hierarchy contained in the .zip file being uploaded. Just remember that there is a 500MB storage limit for each course and...
April 7, 2016, by Peter Doughty
Did you know you the myCourses SpeedGrader has a sort feature? Using the settings link, you can sort assignments by student name, date submitted, or submission status. Choosing submission status ensures that only assignments that need grading bubble up to the top, meaning you don’t need to wade through students who haven’t yet submitted anything for that assignment. (Especially useful in larger classes.)
If you use the SpeedGrader, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of this feature. So...
February 12, 2016, by Alicia Medros
At this point in the semester the regular add/drops have slowed down, but we start to see a sharp spike in new 'courses' being created in myCourses because of the honors designation.
For all the details on what happens as part of the honors designation process you can read this description provided by the honors program: http://www.unh.edu/honors-program/designating-course-honors
The important thing to note is in the second to last paragraph, "the Registrar will create a special Honors section...
January 6, 2016, by Alicia Medros
Congratulations, fall term is over! Now that exams have wrapped up and final grades are done (or at least close!), the questions start to be asked, "What happens to my course now? What access do I and students have going forward?"
These questions and answers will explain a little more about how the process works.
Q1. How long is a course available to students and faculty after the end of the term?
A1. By default, students and faculty will continue to have full access to the course until...