Category: Grading

Blackboard: Annotate Grading

Blackboard has released a new inline grading tool called BbAnnotate. Bb Annotate offers a more robust feature set to provide customizable feedback to students. Features include a sidebar summary view, freehand drawing tools, various color selections, and much more.

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Blackboard: Grade History

Sometimes it can be useful to see all the actions that have been taken with a grade in order to diagnose a problem or research a claim made by a student that they couldn’t submit their assignment. The Grade History can be a great source of information in cases like this.

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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: Test Access Log

Have a student who says they weren’t able to log into your test or says they were only able to see half of the test before something went wrong? You can verify this by checking the test access log for that student’s attempt.

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Blackboard: Sorting the Grade Center

By default, the Grade Center in Blackboard sorts alphabetically by last name. But did you know that you can also easily sort by any of the grade center columns? For instance, if you want to sort by “Exam 1” grades you can sort numerically by the “Exam 1” column! (This is especially useful when manually entering ‘0’s.)

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