Bakersfield, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2012
This month, My Big Campus is pleased to welcome educators and students back to the classroom with new features and enhancements to the safe, social learning platform. With the addition of ISTE NETS Tech Standards for Students and the release of the newly redesigned Schoolwork feature, My Big Campus continues to combine the functionality of a classroom LMS with a social networking site and library of educational resources—offering a complete classroom management and teaching tool for educators and a mobile, blended learning solution for students.
Recognizing the importance of teaching digital age skills, My Big Campus is pleased to now incorporate the ISTE NETS Tech Standards for Students in the Bundles feature. Self-contained online lessons comprised of related videos, group content, documents and text, Bundles can be shared with other classrooms in the same school or the entire My Big Campus community, thus creating a collaborative collection of resources. Bundles were already able to be aligned with common core and state standards, helping educators meet new requirements for common core curriculum. With the addition of the ISTE NETS Standards, Bundles can help educators prepare students for a digital future.
Just in time for back to school, My Big Campus also released a newly redesigned Schoolwork interface. A valuable feature of the site, Schoolwork allows teachers to create, assign, and grade various types of quizzes and assignments and gives students the ability to manage their tasks, submit assignments, and communicate with their teacher. My Big Campus developers worked directly with educators to create the new and improved Schoolwork section.
New Schoolwork features include:
•More quiz options, including essay questions, true/false, multiple choice, and fill in the blank
•The ability to attach files, documents, and videos to assignments
•Support for ExamView test banks
•Average scores reporting
•Time allotment limit for quizzes and assignments
•Simplified grading process
•Single dashboard to create, edit, reuse, and reassign work
•All on a redesigned, easy-to-use interface
With the new design, teachers can also add standards to individual questions or the whole schoolwork assignment or quiz, ensuring content is useful and relative.
Lightspeed Systems, creator of My Big Campus, is committed to working with schools to create mobile learning environments, which is why Schoolwork is also included in the My Big Campus app—ensuring learning and collaboration go beyond the school walls. User feedback for the new Schoolwork redesign has been very positive. “The new Schoolwork is amazing,” shares Shelly Shaw, a teacher at Keller Independent School District in Keller, Texas. “It is so easy to create and manage assignments and my students love the streamlined interface.”
Lightspeed Systems is pleased with these new changes as well. As Joel Heinrichs, Lightspeed Systems CEO, shares: “My Big Campus is about helping schools create safe, collaborative, and mobile learning. These updates are the latest ways we're doing that."
For more information on the new features of My Big Campus and to sign up for a free account, visit http://www.mybigcampus.com