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Some key information and links for faculty starting to use Blackboard Learn

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Here are some basics to get started.  Click on the links below to get more information and a more complete printable version.

 

How do I find and grade papers that have been submitted?

With Blackboard Learn, the ‘door’ to grading items is via the Grade Center.  This is a change from other systems such as Prime. 

 

  • You don’t go to an Assignment dropbox to view or grade submitted papers;
  • You don't go to a Test to grade student submissions.
  • Instead, you go to the Grade Center and choose the item to grade

QUICK TIP:  Use the “Needs Grading” link under the Grade Center to quickly access a list of pending submissions to grade.

 

After I have graded a paper, it disappears from the Needs Grading list.  How can I find them again to review and revise  grades and comments after they have been graded?

To review both graded as well as ungraded submissions:

  1. go to the Grade Center,
  2. Click on the Edit button at the top right corner of that assignment’s column.
  3. Choose Grade Attempts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do I post comments on a submission and then enter a grade?

 

  1. You can do comments and markup directly on the student’s submissions by clicking on the Comment icon. 
  2. Other Comment options allow you to highlight a segment of text or even select a whole area.
  3. Options also include highlight or strikethrough.
  4. Your comments and markups are displayed in a list to the right of the student’s paper.
  5. You can enter the grade into the grade box
  6. If you have chosen/applied a grading rubric, click on the small downward angle bracket at far right to open the grading rubric.

Click this link to a more in-depth Blackboard FAQs.  with  much more about the various options and tools on grading Assignments.