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Blackboard: Force Completion

When giving an exam, we want things to go smoothly. Oftentimes there are situations that arise that cause problems for both instructors and students. We have found that selecting force completion on exams and quizzes in Blackboard is one of those instances. So, what is force completion and why does it cause so many issues?

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Blackboard: Grade Details

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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Blackboard: Calculated Numeric and Formula Questions

With Calculated Numeric questions, students are presented with a question that requires a numeric answer. The question doesn’t need to be a mathematical formula. You can provide a text question that requires a numeric answer. Calculated Numeric questions resemble Fill in the Blank questions where correct answers are numbers.

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Academic Integrity Quiz Questions

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.

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Importing an Existing Test, Quiz, or Survey into Blackboard

Did you know that you can import existing exams, quizzes, and surveys into Blackboard? For example if you would like to import the academic integrity quiz questions provided by the Office of Academic Initiatives and Integrity (found on TIPS) you can!

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Creating a Survey in Blackboard

A great way to get anonymous student feedback is to create a survey through Blackboard. This allows you to ask students questions about teaching, course materials, assignments, and texts and get honest feedback (since it is anonymous). You can also give students a grade for taking the survey (to ensure student responses). Some instructors use surveys to ask students if they like the text book, the topics in the course, or what topics they would like to see in the future as well as asking questions for research purposes.

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