Showing posts from October, 2014

MPI report on US deportation trends

The conference video and report are well worth reviewing.
According to the MPI:
The United States has formally removed 3.7 million noncitizens since the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was established in 2003, a record pace of deportations. An examination of the dataset of all removals effectuated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) between fiscal 2003-2013 offers unique insights and lessons. Migration Policy Institute (MPI) analysis of the DHS data and what it says about major changes to the U.S. deportation system is unveiled in the reportDeportation and Discretion: Reviewing the Record and Options for Change. The report and discussion provide a detailed description of formal removals from the United States, including the previous immigration and criminal records of deportees, as well as their country of origin, gender, length of residence in the United States, and other demographic characteristics. The report provides…

giving only a few students access to a test/quiz in Bb

There are times when an instructor will want to give only a few students access to a quiz or exam (make-ups exams come to mind). One might imagine that this should be an easy to do in Bb since it seems like such a common task in teaching...One would be entirely wrong in making such an assumption.

Typically, all sites tell you to use Adaptive Release to create special conditions for specific students. However, they seem to assume that all students have access to the quiz/exam in some way. But what if I wanted to give a make-up to only 1 student who might have been absent the day the quiz was given? And that's where I ran into problems. If I used the regular "Edit the Test Options," I could select a user, but the test would still be viewable by all students, leading to much confusion on the part of students. I could add a password during this stage and give it to just the one student, but this did not alleviate the rest of the class' confusion-- in fact, I would often …