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The Big Move – Packing Up the Campus

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been researching ways to help teachers move content from My Big Campus to Google Drive so it can be accessible to Google Classroom. From the research I’ve done, there is good new and bad news. The good news is, most things can be saved from My Big Campus into a format that is usable in Google Classroom. The bad news is it is definitely not easy or quick.

We’ve tested the way MBC WANTS us to export the content and that ended up as a big failure. So I’ve been working on some workarounds that could help. First of all, here is a few quick tips.

When you’re approaching the job of getting content out of MBC, remember to prioritize. I like to think of my content in MBC as a BIG file cabinet that needs to be cleaned out. Here are two things to keep in mind:

  • Prioritize: You probably don’t need to keep EVERYTHING that’s in MBC. Prioritize what you need by putting things in three categories: NEED, BE NICE TO HAVE, and LEAVE. Focus on the NEED assignments and bundles first. Then move to BE NICE TO HAVE if you have time. Don’t worry about the content you don’t want anymore. Just LEAVE it. No need to delete unless you just want to.
  • SAVE EVERYTHING TO GOOGLE DRIVE: Trust me on this one, it will save you LOTS of time later. It may not be in the exact perfect format as you want it right now, but that can be fixed later. Just focus on getting it into drive and getting it organized so you can find it later.

I’ve created a new self-paced module on the options for migration from MBC to Google Drive. It has ways you can deal with your schoolwork, bundles, and videos. I’ll also highlight some of these options in the Open Lab sessions after school. Don’t forget, the schedule is on the right-hand side of this page. If you’d like to schedule a one-on-one time with me to go over options, please sign up for a one-on-one session using the link in the menu to the right.

Special thanks to those of you who participated in our first Google Classroom assignment. Hopefully, it helped you see how a Question in Classroom looks to students and think of ways you could use it with your students. This video shows what it looked like from a teacher perspective. Also,  look for another assignment to come out later this week to showcase another feature of Google Classroom assignments.

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