There are several new features for BlackBoard in the Grade Center and with grading assignments.
Instructors can now create video or audio feedback recordings for assignments.
There is a fantastic new feature in the Blackboard Instructor app. You can view and grade your student’s submissions!
The latest version of Kaltura offers several helpful improvements. Videos can now be played within items in Blackboard, faster upload speeds are available, and more!
Blackboard now has a built-in attendance tool to keep track of which students are coming to class.
Did you know that you can check how recently one of your students last accessed Blackboard? This can be useful for identifying students who are likely to fall behind based because they simply haven’t been logging in.
Blackboard’s Course Analytics can give the instructor key insights into the ways that students use your tools, content, and assessments within the course. These reports can be useful in understanding what aspects of the online content are working well, seeing trends in student interactions, charting the relationship between time spent on Blackboard and the students’ grades, and comparing your use of Blackboard with other courses in your academic department.
Sometimes students submit the wrong file to an assignment area and need to resubmit their work. This walk-through demonstrates an easy way to give students an additional attempt on an assignment when they have already submitted the maximum number of attempts. This is often preferred to clearing attempts since it leave the original attempt intact. In order to do this the student must have already uploaded the maximum number of attempts.
Do you have a syllabus quiz that you give to students? The Office of Academic Initiatives and Integrity created some quiz questions that you can import into Blackboard to quiz your students on the U of A’s academic integrity policy. You can any or all of these questions and even add your own.