This guide is meant to help you understand how the grade return process works with this Brightspace integration.
When an assignment link is created using the Plugin, a BrightSpace gradebook column is also created.
When a student clicks on a link and completes a LabSim resource, that score will be transferred to BrightSpace within 1-2 minutes.
The latest score will be passed to Brightspace. If your schools wants to only receive the highest score in your Brightspace gradebook, please contact your TestOut representative.
Note: There is a one-to-one relationship between the link and the gradebook column. A student must click on each link for LabSim to know where the score should be placed in the BrightSpace gradebook (even if the resource has been completed prior inside of LabSim).
For example, on the screen below, if a student clicks on and completes the lab 2.2.4 and goes on to complete 2.2.5 without returning to Brightspace and clicking on that link, only the score for 2.2.4 will come back to the Brightspace gradebook if the instructor doesn’t use the Sync score button.
If an instructor of a course would like to insure that their gradebook is up to date, instructors can access the Plugin through Course Builder and press the Synchronize Student Grades button.
This will go grab all scores for all students in that instructors’ classes, regardless of if the students clicked every link.
Note: Only grades achieved in LabSim after the Brightspace course start date will be sent to Brightspace. If your Brightspace class does not have a start date, the score sync will not work.
Once in the LabSim Grade Synchronization Center, you can Synchronize Student Grades by pressing the button.
After you press the button, you will see the request as Submitted. You will also see a history of previous updates.
Note: If you have set due dates on any of your created Brightspace assignment, the sync score will not sync grades obtained in LabSim outside of those due dates.
Once the requests starts to process, you will see the current class that is being processed in the Current Status column. You will see this check all classes in which you are assigned as the instructor (including those you don’t use TestOut in).
The updates column tells you how many grades have been updated. The final column tells you the progress of the sync (Top bar=overall progress, bottom bar=progress within the current course).
Note: The sync score button only updates scores that have obtained during Brightspace class start and end date.
Note: The sync score button respects any assignment due dates. If an assignment was completed after the due date, it does not update the score in the Brightspace gradebook.