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[Micronet] Options for electronic replacement of paper assignments

Yasmin N Wofford
Hello,

At a time when the campus is turning green and replacing trash bins with
compost and recycling, School of Social Welfare has academic programs that
are paper centric; students submitting printed assignments, exams etc.

Does U C Berkeley have any IT resources to help us move from printed
assignments to electronic submission/grading?
Not simply emailing a word document between student and instructor, but a
tool that will house all work
creation/collaboration/submission/correction/plagiarism checking/grading.

I am simply researching options that exist at this time, or future options
that will be available soon at Cal.

My children's high school has budget crises and is not technologically
adept, and yet they are able to utilize a web based tool that allows all
these abilities.

Thanks,
Yasmin Wofford


 
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Re: [Micronet] Options for electronic replacement of paper assignments

Zane C Cooper
Yasmin,

Have you considered using bCourses, a campus-wide service offered by ETS?  You can learn more about it here: http://ets.berkeley.edu/  and here: https://bcourses.berkeley.edu/courses/1048627 

If you have considered bCourses but chose not to use it, I am curious to learn more about your specific requirements.

You mentioned plagarism checking.  This is the only missing feature currently in bCourses of which I am aware.  However, ETS is actively working on evaluating potential solutions and selecting the best one for deployment campus-wide.  I would check in with ETS and get information about what's on their roadmap as they are very active with several great projects right now.

Best Regards,
Zane Cooper
Chief Technology Officer
U. C. Berkeley - Haas School Of Business
t: (510) 642-7280     m: (510) 333 9146     Twitter 



On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 11:11 AM, Yasmin N Wofford <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hello,

At a time when the campus is turning green and replacing trash bins with
compost and recycling, School of Social Welfare has academic programs that
are paper centric; students submitting printed assignments, exams etc.

Does U C Berkeley have any IT resources to help us move from printed
assignments to electronic submission/grading?
Not simply emailing a word document between student and instructor, but a
tool that will house all work
creation/collaboration/submission/correction/plagiarism checking/grading.

I am simply researching options that exist at this time, or future options
that will be available soon at Cal.

My children's high school has budget crises and is not technologically
adept, and yet they are able to utilize a web based tool that allows all
these abilities.

Thanks,
Yasmin Wofford



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Re: [Micronet] Options for electronic replacement of paper assignments

Jon Hays
Hi Zane & Yasmin,

Zane, you are absolutely correct!

bCourses powered by the Canvas LMS has great features for online submission of assignments.  ETS is also in the process of establishing new service to provide technologies that help faculty ensure the originality of student work.  This technology will most certainly be integrated directly into bCourses.

You can find out more about bCourses and our services to support faculty at:


Best,

Jon

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Educational Technology Services, UC Berkeley
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On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 11:23 AM, Zane Cooper <[hidden email]> wrote:
Yasmin,

Have you considered using bCourses, a campus-wide service offered by ETS?  You can learn more about it here: http://ets.berkeley.edu/  and here: https://bcourses.berkeley.edu/courses/1048627 

If you have considered bCourses but chose not to use it, I am curious to learn more about your specific requirements.

You mentioned plagarism checking.  This is the only missing feature currently in bCourses of which I am aware.  However, ETS is actively working on evaluating potential solutions and selecting the best one for deployment campus-wide.  I would check in with ETS and get information about what's on their roadmap as they are very active with several great projects right now.

Best Regards,
Zane Cooper
Chief Technology Officer
U. C. Berkeley - Haas School Of Business
t: (510) 642-7280     m: (510) 333 9146     Twitter 



On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 11:11 AM, Yasmin N Wofford <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hello,

At a time when the campus is turning green and replacing trash bins with
compost and recycling, School of Social Welfare has academic programs that
are paper centric; students submitting printed assignments, exams etc.

Does U C Berkeley have any IT resources to help us move from printed
assignments to electronic submission/grading?
Not simply emailing a word document between student and instructor, but a
tool that will house all work
creation/collaboration/submission/correction/plagiarism checking/grading.

I am simply researching options that exist at this time, or future options
that will be available soon at Cal.

My children's high school has budget crises and is not technologically
adept, and yet they are able to utilize a web based tool that allows all
these abilities.

Thanks,
Yasmin Wofford



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