What is TaskStream?
TaskStream is the web-based assessment management, electronic portfolio, and outcomes-based instruction tool being used by Fairmont State University to support institutional assessment and assessment for student learning efforts.
Who uses TaskStream?
During the Fall 2014 semester, a new institutional policy is being implemented. For the first time all FSU students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty and staff are being provided with a TaskStream account.
When will students have access to their institutional TaskStream accounts?
Student TaskStream accounts will be not be available until two weeks after classes begin during this first semester of institutional implementation. Students and faculty will receive notification and additional information about accessing and using TaskStream once the accounts are activated. Students' activated institutional TaskStream account will then be accessible when they click on the "Connect to TaskStream" link on the Blackboard homepage.
How is TaskStream being used?
Depending on course and/or program requirements, students will upload assignments, develop webpages, and build portfolios in TaskStream and submit them for assessment by faculty. Work submitted in TaskStream is archived, along with the results of assessment results for student reflection and documentation of progress toward completion of program learning outcomes.
Student work and assessment results are also analyzed by faculty to identify needs for improvement of student learning opportunities and student learning outcomes.
What can I do with TaskStream?
- Submit course assignments for faculty evaluation
- Develop web pages and publish them to the internet
- Build a portfolio for a course, program requirement or to share with potential employers
- Create lesson plans, instructional units and rubrics
- Communicate with your faculty or supervisors for internships, student teaching and other community-based experiences
- Set up a personal calendar
- Create a resource folio to store your documents online
How do I find TaskStream?
During the Fall 2014 semester, student TaskStream accounts will be not be available until two weeks after classes begin. You will receive notification and additional information about accessing and using TaskStream once your account is activated. Your activated institutional TaskStream account will then be accessible when you click on the "Connect to TaskStream" link on your Blackboard homepage.
Faculty wishing to develop assessments for courses or programs should contact their Critical Friends representative or one of the Critical Friends leaders (Dr. Deb Hemler, Dr. Jaci Webb-Dempsey) for assistance.