With the advent of the PeopleSoft Campus Solutions System (CSS) for student records, “bubble sheets” for grade submission have gone the way of the ditto machine, says Information Technology Services. Beginning with this summer’s grades, all grades will be submitted and processed using CSS.
The new, online service for faculty brings together class rosters, grade rosters and advisee information in one convenient location—the new Faculty Center in MyBGSU.
Among the advantages of the new system is that grades are available in real time and can be viewed by students as soon as they are posted. (Academic standing will not be calculated until after the deadline for grade submission.)
Faculty may enter grades 24 hours a day from any location by using a Web browser. They may begin entering their grades, hit “save” and return later to complete their work before posting the list.
Dr. David Border, technology systems, who has been using the electronic process this summer, said, “The grade submission process was smooth. The actual process of entering grades, and reviewing the entered grades, was organized very well.
“It was nice to be able to submit the semester coursework outcome directly to the computer system and to know that my students would receive the grades promptly.”
The deadline for summer session grade submission is 5 p.m. Aug. 12. Registration and Records will post grade rosters on July 31; faculty may begin to post grades as soon as the rosters appear.
Faculty Center or Blackboard
Faculty have two options for submitting grades: through Faculty Center or, if they prefer, through Blackboard. If they choose the latter, they must still use Faculty Center to post the grades for processing.
Tutorials for both options are available online at http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/cio/grades.html, along with a list of frequently asked questions and other information. A quick-reference guide provides step-by-step instructions.
Faculty and staff are also invited to a demonstration of both posting methods, from 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 6 in 107 Olscamp Hall, or by teleconference in 1011 Cedar Point Center at BGSU Firelands.
If additional help is needed, contact the Office of Registration and Records at firstname.lastname@example.org or 2-8441.