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Information for Dual Credit Instructors

We will be using D2L Brightspace this semester as our learning management system (LMS). We will no longer being using Moodle.

Links to D2L Brightspace, Office 365, SSC Self-Service, and Employee email are available in the footer of every www.ssc.edu webpage under the Self-Service heading.  You can also bookmark these tools (Example:  D2L = https://d2l.ssc.edu/).

Image of SSC.edu footer

Some of these resources will require you to use your SSC email address (D2L for Example: tmakin@ssc.edu) and others will require just your user name (Example: tmakin) so be sure to look at the instructions on each login page. All will require that you use your SSC network passphrase.

When are Grades Due?

Last Date to enter Attendance VerificationLast Date to Enter Midterm/ Active PursuitLast Date to Enter Final Grade
1/27/2103/15/2105/17/21  

Thank you for supporting the Dual Credit Program with South Suburban College and your high school.

How Do I:

If you need help with D2L please email ssconline@ssc.edu.

Entering Attendance Verification in D2L

Entering Active Pursuit and Midterms in D2L

Entering Final Grades in D2L

Access my SSC email
Visit https://mail.ssc.edu/. Please enter TIC\plus your user name (i.e. TIC\tmakin) in the field labeled “Domain\User Name:”. Your passphrase will be your regular SSC Network Passphrase

Create or Recover Your Passphrase and Hint
Each instructor will create their own SSC passphrase to use with their network account, as well as, a hint in case the passphrase is forgotten. For security reasons, you will work directly with Network Systems. Please contact Joshua Patel at 708-596-2000, extension 2675 to set or recovery your passphrase and hint.

If Joshua is not available, please leave a voicemail message with your name, phone number, and the best times to return your call.

Here are some passphrase examples :

PassphraseSentence usedHint
IHav3aMast3rsFromABCI Have a Master’s From ABCDegree earned
MyDogsNameisSklppyMy Dog’s Name is SkippyPet’s name
can2wrongsmakeaRightcan 2 wrongs make a RightTwo negatives

Our system has restrict ions on acceptable passphrases. Please adhere to these rules in order for your passphrase to be processed:

•             Must be at least 14 characters in length

•             Must contain at least one uppercase letter

•             Must contain at least one lowercase letter

•             Must contain at least one but no more than two numbers

•             Must NOT contain a number in the first or last position of the passphrase

•             Must NOT contain any special characters

•             Must NOT contain any spaces between characters

Cross-listed Courses in D2L

Seeing triple or more?  When a course that is cross-listed  in Colleague is batched to D2L at least three shells are created.  One shell for each of the individual courses (ART-130-003 and then ART-E77-703) and one shell with the courses combined (ART-130-003, ART-E77-703).  This process allows instructors increased flexibility.  If you do not plan to post material by section (ART-130-003) and only to use the combined section (ART-130-003, ART-E77-703) you can make the individual course shells inactive which will hide them from the view of both you and your students.  The individual shells themselves can not be deleted without impacting the enrollment of the course.

While in the course shell you wish to hide follow these steps:   

  1. Select Course Tools
  2. Select Course Admin
  3. Select Course Offering Information
  4. Uncheck the box that reads “Course is Active”
Course is Active option in D2L

Using Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor to Proctor Assessments

A fully automated proctoring solution integrated with D2L that uses a student’s webcam to record and analyze student exam sessions.

Overview Video / What is Respondus?

Preparing an Exam for Use with Lockdown Browswer & Respondus Monitor

Resources

Rapid rollout for instructors: https://web.respondus.com/rapid-rollout-instructors/

Weekly training webinars: https://web.respondus.com/webinars/

Guides for Faculty and Students (including information to add to your syllabus): https://web.respondus.com/he/monitor/resources/

Technical Support: https://support.respondus.com/

PRO TIPS

  1. Respondus is not compatible with tablets, cell phones or Chromebooks.  Our web analytics tell us that 50% of our students are accessing our web resources with one of these devices.
  2. Students with screen readers and other web accessibility software will also more than likely have compatibility issues.
  3. Students are required to have a webcam and compatible device for Respondus to work. Work stations have been set up in the computer lab (Fish Bowl) at the South Holland campus for student use.

Entering Final Grades in D2L

STEPS TO ENTER FINAL GRADES

As an instructor, it is important that you enter data for each of your students in each of your courses. This information must be submitted to Ellucian Colleague through D2L Brightspace. This data is due on different dates and it MUST BE SUBMITTED ON TIME. Failure to do so impacts South Suburban College financially. If you are uncertain about a deadline for a particular course, please contact your department secretary or dean. It is your responsibility to know the calendar for your course.

Submitting Final Grades

While it isn’t necessary for you to submit daily attendance to the College for your course, it is necessary that you let us know if a student has stopped attending your course by entering the LAST ATTENDANCE DATE. It is not necessary to enter a LAST ATTENDANCE DATE for student that attend your course regularly. This data must be submitted by the deadline. The “Never Attended” box should only be checked at 10th Day when Attendance Verification is submitted. Submitting “Never Attended” at the end of the semester can have negative consequences on a student’s financial aid.

STEPS TO ENTER FINAL GRADES

1. Choose GRADES from the D2L NAV BAR.

D2L Nav Bar

2. If you are not using the grade book in D2L choose ENTER GRADES to access the EXPORT TO SIS option. If are using the D2L grade book you will immediately see the EXPORT TO SIS option here.

D2L Gradebook Link
Export SIS Link

3. Choose FINAL GRADE from the grade type drop-down menu. By default, the menu is set to Final Grades.

Final Grade Drop Down

NOTE: BE SURE TO ENTER FINAL GRADE DATA IN FINAL GRADES. Be sure to use only CAPITAL LETTERS. If you accidentally submitted data in this field earlier in the semester the only way to clear that data from Colleague is to submit a paper Change of Grade form for each student impacted.

4. Enter the final grades into the OVERRIDE GRADE field for each student enrolled.

Grade Over Ride Field

5. Be sure to verify there is a CHECK MARK in the box to the left of every student’s name you wish to export. Failure to check the box will result in that student being excluded from the export to ELLUCIAN COLLEAGUE and your data will not be transmitted.

Check Students Name to the Left

6. Click EXPORT on the bottom left-hand side of the screen.

Export Button

7. Review the export results of the submissions for each student by scrolling to the far right column. If you receive an error other than STUDENT IS NOT ACTIVE IN THE SECTION, try submitting the data a second time. Don’t forget to add a CHECK MARK next to the student’s name you wish to export again. If the process fails a second time, please email ssconline@ssc.edu. An error of STUDENT IS NOT ACTIVE IN THE SECTION requires no further action and is an indication that the student has dropped the course. It is okay to skip this student in the future.

Arrow to Scroll Right
Export Status Message
Always check for errors. They will display immediately after the export is complete.

8. If your course is cross-listed change the section using the drop-down listing the other courses and repeat the steps for each cross-listed section.

Cross-listed Drop Down Menu
You must select and export section individual to submit data.

NOTE: Students will only be able to see the information you submit through the EXPORT TO SIS in SSC Self-Service unless you build this information into your regular D2L grade book.

Entering Active Pursuit and Midterms in D2L

As an instructor, it is important that you enter data for each of your students in each of your courses. This information must be submitted to Ellucian Colleague through D2L Brightspace. This data is due on different dates and it MUST BE SUBMITTED ON TIME. Failure to do so impacts South Suburban College financially. If you are uncertain about a deadline for a particular course, please contact your department secretary or dean. It is your responsibility to know the calendar for your course.

Submitting Active Pursuit and Midterm Grades

While it isn’t necessary for you to submit daily attendance to the College for your course, it is necessary that you submit Active Pursuit data for each student. Active Pursuit simply lets us know that a student is still attending class. An “S” (satisfactory) or “NS” (not satisfactory) is to be entered into the “Override Grade” field on the Midterm Grade 2 screen. If a student has stopped attending your course by the deadline, that student should be issued an “NS” and as well as their LAST ATTENDANCE DATE should entered on the Midterm Grade 2 screen. This data must be submitted by the deadline. The “Never Attended” box should only be checked at 10th Day when Attendance Verification is submitted. Submitting “Never Attended” at Midterm can have negative consequences on a student’s financial aid.

STEPS TO ENTER ACTIVE PURSUIT

1. Choose GRADES from the D2L NAV BAR.

D2L Nav Bar

2. If you are not using the grade book in D2L choose ENTER GRADES to access the EXPORT TO SIS option. If are using the D2L grade book you will immediately see the EXPORT TO SIS option here.

D2L Gradebook Link
Export SIS Link

3. Choose Midterm 2 from the grade type drop-down menu. By default, the menu is set to Final Grades.

Do Not Use Grade Type is FInal Grade

NOTE: DO NOT ENTER ACTIVE PURSUIT DATA IN FINAL GRADES. If you enter data into the Final Grade Tab by mistake you will be required to submit a paper Change of Grade form for each student individually. This creates a lot of extra work for you, your dean and the Registration team. Be sure to use only CAPITAL LETTERS.

Midterm Grade 2 Drop Down

4. Enter either an S or NS into the OVERRIDE GRADE field for each student enrolled. If you are entering an NS for a student please also enter their LAST ATTENDANCE DATE.

Last Attendance Date

5. Be sure to verify there is a CHECK MARK in the box to the left of every student’s name you wish to export. Failure to check the box will result in that student being excluded from the export to ELLUCIAN COLLEAGUE and your data will not be transmitted.

Check Students Name to the Left

6. Click EXPORT on the bottom left-hand side of the screen.

Export Button

7. Review the export results of the submissions for each student by scrolling to the far right column. If you receive an error other than STUDENT IS NOT ACTIVE IN THE SECTION, try submitting the data a second time. Don’t forget to add a CHECK-MARK next to the student’s name you wish to export again. If the process fails a second time, please email ssconline@ssc.edu. An error of STUDENT IS NOT ACTIVE IN THE SECTION requires no further action and is an indication that the student has dropped the course. It is okay to skip this student in the future.

Arrow to Scroll Right
Click this floating arrow to scroll right and verify the status of your export.
Export Status Message
Always check for error. They will display immediately after the export is complete.

8. If your course is cross-listed change the section using the drop-down listing the other courses and repeat the steps for each cross-listed section.

Cross-listed Drop Down Menu
You must select and export each section individually to submit data.

STEPS TO ENTERING MIDTERM GRADES

Do Not Use Grade Type is FInal Grade

NOTE: DO NOT ENTER MIDTERM DATA IN FINAL GRADES. If you enter data into the Final Grade Tab by mistake you will be required to submit a paper Change of Grade form for each student individually. This creates a lot of extra work for you, your dean and the Registration team. Be sure to use only CAPITAL LETTERS.

1. Choose Midterm 1 from the grade type drop-down menu. By default, the menu is set to Final Grades.

Midterm Grade 1 Drop Down

2. Enter your midterm grades into the OVERRIDE GRADE field for each student enrolled.

Field to Overgrade Data

3. Be sure to verify there is a CHECK -MARK in the box to the left of every student’s name you wish to export. Failure to check the box will result in that student being excluded from the export to ELLUCIAN COLLEAGUE and your data will not be transmitted.

Check Students Name to the Left

4. Click EXPORT on the bottom left-hand side of the screen.

Export Button

5. Review the export results of the submissions for each student by scrolling right to the last column. If you receive an error other than STUDENT IS NOT ACTIVE IN THE SECTION, try submitting the data a second time. Don’t forget to add a CHECK-MARK next to the student’s name you wish to export again. If the process fails a second time, please email ssconline@ssc.edu. An error of STUDENT IS NOT ACTIVE IN THE SECTION requires no further action and is an indication that the student has dropped the course. It is okay to skip this student in the future.

Arrow to Scroll Right
Click this floating arrow to scroll right and verify the status of your export.
Export Status Message
Always check for errors. They will display immediately after the export is complete.

6. If your course is cross-listed change the section using the drop-down listing the other courses and repeat the steps for each cross-listed section.

Cross-listed Drop Down Menu
You must select and export each section individually to submit data.

NOTE: Students will only be able to see the information you submit through the EXPORT TO SIS in SSC Self-Service unless you build this information into your regular D2L grade book.

TurnItIn Integration with D2L

A comprehensive solution for preventing multiple forms of plagiarism, grading assignments, and safeguarding your institution’s reputation.

Live Virtual Video Training – Beginner / 08-14-2020

Live Virtual Video Training – Advanced / 08-14-2020

Resources

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Tech Support

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D2L Subscription Training / Brightspace Community

Our D2L Subscription training provides you unlimited access to on-demand and live D2L sessions. It allows convenient access anytime, anywhere. Additionally tiered training (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) is also available.

How to Register

  • Create a Brightspace Community account at https://community.brightspace.com/s/. Be sure to use your SSC email address as a part of the account creation process.  Many of you will already have an account that we created for you in the spring. Please choose the password recovery option to reset the password.
  • Check your inbox for an email from Brightspace Community and follow the directions to complete your account setup (check your spam or junk folder if you did not receive an email). 
  • Log into the Brightspace Community at https://community.brightspace.com/s/
  • Click on Learning Center in the navigation bar. 
Brightspace Community Header

  • Click on the “Access Now” button on the blue Subscription Training Widget.

Brightspace Community Training Widget

  • From the playlist drop-down in the upper right hand corner, select “Beginner Learning Environment for HE”.  Click on the first module in the blue film strip (Introduction to Learning Environment) to begin.

Brightspace Community Playlist

Tips to Getting Started with D2L

  1. Setup your Content Modules
    • How do you want to organize content for students?
    • How will students find course materials, assignments, quizzes?
  2. Add materials to your Content Modules
    • Upload/Create OR Existing Activities
    • Build one module to get a feel for the process
  3. Setup Virtual Classroom Sessions
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