College-Wide Digital Gradebook
Chemketa has implemented a college-wide digital grade book standard. A college work-team collaborated to research options and propose ideas for moving forward. The team found the grade book within eLearn (Blackboard) to be the most viable, secure, and reliable option. Upon recommendations from the work-team, the Instruction and Student Services team supported moving forward with this as the college standard.
What does this mean?
- Effective Fall term 2016, all faculty teaching credit courses will be required to use the eLearn digital grade book.
- All graded assignments, as well as final grades, must be posted in the eLearn digital grade book so students have easy access to their current progress and grades via the web.
How do I get training on the eLearn grade book?
While many faculty already use the eLearn digital grade book, we recognize the need for training and support. A collaborative team from the Tech Hub, Opportunity Center and Employee Development have developed training and support during this transition.
For those needing assistance, training will be available beginning Spring Term for groups as well as for individuals in readying for the eLearn digital grade book implementation. We invite you to take advantage of these support resources.
More information regarding the various training options can be found at: http://techhub.chemeketa.edu/gradebook-training/
Why are we using the eLearn digital grade book?
- The ability for students to access grade status on a regular basis is an important element in student success
- Students have a consistent grade book throughout the college district.
- Most students coming from the K-12 system expect access to grades digitally.
- This provides a mechanism for college compliance in maintaining an official grade book archive.
What is the timeline for implementation?
- Winter 2016 – full implementation timeline and training materials developed.
- Spring 2016 – conduct training for faculty who teach during summer and fall term.
- Summer 2016 – conduct training for faculty who teach during fall term.
- Fall 2016 – all credit courses will use the eLearn digital grade book.
- Beyond Fall 2016 – continue to provide ongoing training and new-user support.