Bakersfield, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2011
This week, Lightspeed Systems has introduced an assessment component for its collaborative learning platform, My Big Campus. Phase one of My Big Campus Assessment Tools features a quiz generator and real-time feedback statistics for both classroom and at-home assessment. The initial release gives educators the ability to efficiently incorporate formative assessment, practice quizzes, and graded tests into the classroom, giving teachers the necessary tools to gauge student strengths and allowing students to demonstrate their knowledge.
My Big Campus provides safe access to resources (videos, blogs, wikis, lessons, and more) as well as a collaborative learning platform—all to keep students engaged in their learning. All activity on My Big Campus is monitored; all uploaded files are scanned for viruses and skin-tone analysis; and everything is reported upon—making the platform a safe and CIPA-compliant solution for online learning in schools.
The Assessment Tools feature, which was developed as a result of user feedback, is an easy-to-use interface that allows educators to create both true/false and multiple choice quizzes—with the option to incorporate videos, files, pictures, and more into each question. Real-time results give teachers the feedback necessary to direct lessons appropriately. Incorporation into the My Big Campus interface makes it easy to assign assessments to specific groups or individuals, view results, and then create discussions, lessons, and assignments based on those results. Educators can easily select the recipients and start/end time for each quiz, ensuring that the assignment is only available to certain students at certain times. The quiz scores are automatically calculated and ready to be exported into grade book software, creating an efficient paper-less process.
Jason Roseberry, Assistant Principal at Scott County School District 2 in Indiana, shares, “I have started making quizzes and am very excited about this new feature of My Big Campus. The Assessment Tool is very easy to use and intuitive and I especially like the real-time results and breakdown of scores!”
Just days after its release, My Big Campus users were eager to start using the feature in their classes. Mark Van Weerdhuizen, a teacher at New Plymouth School District in ID and a My Big Campus Coach shares, “From my initial impression, it seems like the quiz feature will be a great asset to My Big Campus.”
My Big Campus Assessment Tools give educators a better solution to outside bubble tests, disorganized online quiz generators, answer templates, and manual grading. "Based on feedback from our users, we knew that educators needed an easier, integrated way to gauge student knowledge and performance in particular subject areas," shares Joel Heinrichs, Lightspeed Systems CEO. "We're giving them just that with the release of our new My Big Campus Assessment Tools, and we're paying close attention to their feedback to guide the next phase of the feature."
About Lightspeed Systems
To us, education isn't an industry; it's a passion. Our solutions make it safe, secure, and easy for IT staff to give users access to resources that make learning engaging, collaborative—and real.
Since 1999, Lightspeed Systems has been partnering with, listening to, and supporting IT staff in schools—making their day-to-day tasks manageable and their educational goals reachable. Today our solutions are used in more than 2,000 school districts for more than 7 million students. Our products have won numerous awards and our company has been recognized on the Inc. 5,000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies for the last five years. But more than what we've done, we're interested in what we can do, together: transform education.
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