I’m taking three courses this winter, and each professor uses SmartSite differently. One posts assignments for me to download, complete, and print – so I don’t actually submit assignments online – but she returns grades through Gradebook2 tool. Another uses the dropbox for me to submit assignments, but does not use Gradebook2 – she returns grades in class. Finally, my third professor uses the Assignments tool, but does not use Gradebook2, and her primary use of the site is as an online database of resources related to the course content.
My point is that every professor uses SmartSite a little differently, so it’s important to communicate your uses of educational technology to your students.
How do you prepare students for your unique use of SmartSite?