Long Review: Lightspeed’s My Big Campus
David Andrade tests Lightspeed’s My Big Campus, an online
service that allows schools to create an engaging, collaborative
online environment. Below are some of the latest feature
highlights of My Big Campus:
Lockdown: This feature will temporarily limit a student’s ability to
use messaging and wall posts to communicate with other students.
The teacher can lockdown individual students or an entire group/
class. The lockdown lasts for 15 minutes and then resets and can be
used as a classroom management tool, or
to help students focus on a specific lesson
or task. During a Lockdown, only schoolrelated
activities can be performed.
Groups: Teachers and administrators can create groups based
on classes, class group, subject, teacher groups, and more. Group
members can have different permissions for access to resources in My
Big Campus. It makes communication and collaboration very easy.
You can even do video chats in a group.
Collections: A collection is a set of library items and/or files that
you set up based on lessons, assignments, topics, or your own needs.
You create a collection under “Your Stuff.” This is a great feature for
sharing resources with others.
David Andrade is a Physics Teacher and Educational Technology
Specialist in Connecticut.