Do I need to download Microsoft Teams to use it?

To maximize utilization of Microsoft Teams it is still best to use the desktop application.  But you are not limited to just the desktop app. On the go Most of us always have our phone or tablet with us.  We are more likely to refer to our mobile devices for quick peaks at assignments, announcements, […]

How do I use the BigSky News Tool?

The NEWS tool is a good place to post and see important announcements like reminders, special events, and schedule changes.  Upon logging in you will find the latest news when you scroll down.  It will include institutional news such as special training, changes in the academic calendar, etc., and announcements made in your courses. Students […]

How do I use the Content tool on BigSky?

From the top of the page, the second set of navigation links will allow you to navigate your current course. The very first link on this navigation bar is called CONTENT. This is where all modules should appear.  Think of it as a comprehensive and interactive syllabus!  It provides easy access to all lectures, notes, […]

How do I use Dropbox on BigSky?

Dropbox is one of the most essential tools on BigSky.  This feature is where your students or participants can submit their assignments.  Dropboxes are often associated with grade items and are very easy to configure. Students This video below should help you find the Dropbox and how to submit assignments on it. Faculty If you […]

How do I create and use a rubric on BigSky?

In education a rubric is a set of criteria used for grading assignments.  It simplifies the way educators grade assignments, but it does take a little effort at the beginning to set up. Watch the video below for comprehensive instructions on creating and integrating a rubric into your course. Using a rubric for grading means […]

Where can I request a sandbox on BigSky?

The sandbox is a Bigsky feature available to faculty and associates. Sandbox for faculty use The sandbox is an empty course where you can work on designing your class without your students seeing you build it. It is meant as course development for a single user so there is no one added to it. The […]

How do I use the whiteboard?

The whiteboard is an interactive interface, which means that everyone in the call could write, draw, and scribble in it.  At the top-middle of the screen is the FRAMES icon. It lets you add a frame which you or others can work on without deleting the content of the active frame. On the left side […]

Where can I access the whiteboard on Google Meet?

There are two places where you can find the whiteboard on Google Meet.  To illustrate, let us look at the Google Meet toolbar. There are several icons to be found in the toolbar located at the bottom of the screen but to record a Google Meeting, you can go through ACTIVITIES or MORE OPTIONS. Activities […]

Can I access any course I want on BigSky?

Academic courses Students can only access courses for the current term. Bigsky courses are reset at the start of every term so make sure to download all your files. Alternately, you can also upload your files to the ePortfolio on Bigsky. Seminars and workshops For seminars and workshops, the organizer sends a list of participants […]

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