At times it can be really useful to know the exact details of a student’s interaction with an assignment or test. On the Grade Details page, you can view a student’s attempts and grade history, assign and edit a grade, and clear and exempt grades.
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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.
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With more and more Mac users on campus, students often submit Apple Pages documents into assignments on Blackboard which are not viewable inline, cannot be parsed through SafeAssign, and many instructors who use a PC cannot open them. There is a quick and easy way for students to save pages files as word documents and other file types that are more accessible.
Inline grading is a great Blackboard feature that allows instructors to make comments directly on paper and assignment submissions. However, Box, Inc., the provider that Blackboard uses for this tool, is discontinuing Crocodoc which will alter some of the features of inline grading. Read here for a breakdown of these changes.
The Blackboard Self and Peer Assessment tool allows students to review and assess work submitted by themselves and their peers. Using criteria provided by their instructors and optional sample responses, students can provide points and feedback for submitted assignments. The tool provides students a deeper understanding of the material and further insight into their own work through the evaluative process.
Blackboard Self and Peer Assessment Tool
Instructors may delegate grading to specific users like teaching assistants. Specific users may be assigned to grade particular sets of student assignment submissions using this feature.