- A convenient in-browser media viewer - post PDFs, Word docs, videos, slideshows and more.
- Ability for faculty and students to record short audio and video clips (Video Note).
- Collaborative annotation (for close reading); annotation tools for student assignment assessment.
- Course level integration with Bard Zoom (for video conferencing).
- Additional user support via Brightspace chat (after hours and on weekends).
Google Classroom is part of Google Apps for Education (G Suite).This application offers an interactive classroom collaboration space. It’s well integrated with Google Drive, Docs, Calendar and Forms (for creating Quizzes).
Log in to your Bard Google account, click the Google Apps Launcher icon in the upper right corner of your web browser.
Or, log into Google Classroom directly.
Moodle 3 (until Summer 2021)
Moodle has been Bard’s official learning management system. It will be available until Summer 2021.
What it does well: forum discussions, centralized assignment submission, document sharing, and quizzes created from question banks. What it does less well: grade-book, collaborative work, and sharing large files.
Course blog? Think of it as a self-published web site for your class. Because it is WordPress, it’s aesthetically pleasing and easy to customize. The format encourages collaborative work and resource sharing (including media files). Of all of the course tools, a course blog usually takes the most time to set up, because it is endlessly configurable. Your blog can be publicly visible or private (visible only to your enrolled students). First, request your Course blog, then, meet with us to start customizing it.