Teaching as an adjunct can be a lot of fun. It is also challenging. As I have encountered a number of situations, I realize such a blog can be helpful, both to me and to others.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Online Gradebooks

One of the things I enjoy about teaching at the facility where I work is the online resources available to me. One such resource is an on-line gradebook. Every year I resolve to learn how to use it but when I talk with the specialist who trains us in all of the on-line equipment, he usually tells me it is so involved I am better off not using it. As a result, I create an excel spreadsheet.

I have now learned of another Online Gradebook. It can be tested out with fictional data and you can get a free 30 day trial. It is on a secure site and can be accessed from almost anywhere. One of my concerns about using an excel spreadsheet is; what happens if my thumb drive gets fried or my computer crashes. It is nice to know there are alternatives.