The Private Forum is great for sharing paper drafts and providing formative feedback.
Open the Private Forum from the top section of your course. Select the student you want to write to from the Separate Groups drop down list (see screenshot).
IMPORTANT Do not post a message without first selecting a group. Students cannot respond to posts that are not in their group. If sending a message to all students, use the Course Announcements forum.
While not required, we recommend working with each student to set a schedule for submitting milestones and providing feedback. Students have up to 30 days to submit their final paper from the start date.
During your initial meeting with each student, select and agree upon the start date for their assessment period. Using a date calculator, calculate the due date for that student 30 days after the start date.
The student will complete the Confirm start and due dates activity in the course to formally agree to the date requirements.
You can use Zoom for meeting with students and/or hosting office hours. Zoom offers many features that make virtual meetings more accessible for students with disabilities.
For technical questions or problems with your LATTE course, contact the Online Course Support Center. You can get support by phone or chat between 9am and 9pm Eastern. After hours, they offer 24/7 support via email. The link to the Online Course Support Center is available (1) linked below, (2) in the sidebar of this guide, (3) in the Getting Started section of your LATTE course, and (4) in the upper right block of your LATTE course. Please also bookmark this resource so you have easy access to these support services moving forward.
If you receive a question from a student with a technical question or problem about a course or the LATTE site itself, please direct them to the Online Course Support Center. Questions about the course content, due dates, and assignments are within your purview to answer.
The link to the Online Course Support Center is available for students (1) in the Getting Started section of their LATTE/GPS courses and (2) in the upper right block of their LATTE/GPS courses. Students also receive 24/7 support from this service.
Students will upload and submit their final papers through the Final Portfolio Submission activity in LATTE. The only accepted file formats for the paper are Word Document (.doc/.docx), OpenDocument Format (.odt), and Portable Document Format (.pdf).
Referring to the screenshot below, (1) view the student’s name and email address, (2) annotate the submission directly in the browser, (3) download the submission, (4) score using the rubric and add feedback for each criteria (see below for more details), (5) display the full-width rubric as a lightbox, (6) change the display width of the submission and rubric, and (7) save the changes or save and show the next student’s submission.
NOTE: Brandeis is transitioning from Sage to Workday. As of 7/19/2021, the instructions below are still accurate. However, if you receive instructions via email that differ from the ones below, follow those instead.
At the end of each GPS term, you will submit students' grades to the Registrar. This process is done through Sage, not LATTE. You will receive a reminder from GPS before your grades are due. Please note the following points: