August 16, 2012 in BB Tutorials, Faculty
This tutorial will walk you through the steps in order to copy content from one course to another OR within the same course. You can use this function to copy content items, pictures, videos, and folders. You will not be able to copy assignments, discussion boards, and other items with a grade value.
To copy content from one course to another, please follow the steps outlined below:
- Log into Blackboard. Select the course.
- Click on the Content Area (Syllabus, Course Information, Assignments, Course Documents, etc.).
- Click on the chevrons (down arrows) beside the title of the content item you wish to copy to get the menu. Click on Copy.
- On the Copy screen, you will need to select the Destination Course and the Folder where you want the content to go.
- Now for a brief explanation of the two:
- Destination Course: Contains a list of courses that you are currently enrolled in as an instructor. Clicking within the highlighted field will produce a dropdown for you to select the course you wish the item to go to.
- Destination Folder: By clicking on Browse, a new pop-up window will appear. The list of the folders in this pop-up mirrors any editable Content Areas and any sub-folders within the Destination Course you selected.
- Click on the folder you want the content item to go.
- Click Submit to complete the copy process.
To download this tutorial, click here: CopyContent!
July 6, 2012 in BB Tutorials, Student
SafeAssign™ is a plagiarism prevention service in Blackboard. This service helps educators prevent plagiarism by detecting unoriginal content in student papers. In addition to acting as a plagiarism deterrent, it also has features designed to aid in educating students about plagiarism and importance of proper attribution of any borrowed content.
To upload your assignment to SafeAssign:
- Log into Blackboard
- Locate where the instructor wishes you to submit the assignment. (Normally in a course documents, assignments, or tests section) Be sure to confirm with your instructor which tab it is located.
- You can tell which assignment is SafeAssign because of the green logo. Click the View/Complete link.
- SafeAssign gives you a brief explanation of the service at the top and more in section one.
- In section two, you have to option to add in any comments as well as upload your document. Click the Choose File button to proceed to upload your document.
- In section 3, you are asked if you want the document to be uploaded to the Global Database. This is optional. If you wish to do so, click on box next to “I agree to submit my paper…”
- Click Submit
- By clicking the View/Complete link again, you will be able to see your submission.
May 17, 2012 in Discovery Fridays, Distance Learning, Inspire
Be sure to check out the launch of our new page, Discovery Fridays! It can be found under Get Inspire!
May 11, 2012 in BB Tutorials, Faculty
Question-by-question grading accommodates instructors whose preferred workflow for assignments and assessments is to enter grades by question for all students as opposed to by all questions by a student. For example, you may want to gain an overall feel for how the class has answered an essay question by moving through all of the students’ attempts for that question before moving to the next question. Grading this way can save time as you concentrate only on the answers for a single question. You can see how all students responded, providing immediate feedback about how the group performed on that particular question. Also, grading by question is useful when you want to revisit a question that requires a score adjustment for all or many students.
- Go to Control Panel > Grade Center
- Click on the double down arrow next a test column and select Grade Questions. The Grade Questions page appears.
- On the Grade Questions page, you can filter the questions by status: Graded, Needs Grading, or In Progress. You may also select the check box for Grade Responses Anonymously, if needed.
- Under the Response column, see the number of responses for an individual question. Click the link displaying the number of responses.
- On the Grade Responses page, click on the link for Question Information to view the question. Optionally, if anonymous grading was not previously selected, click Hide User Names to activate this feature.
- Click Edit next to the score for a student. Type a grade in the Score box. Optionally, add Response Feedback specific to the individual question. The Response Feedback box only appears for certain question types, such as essays. Use the Text Editor functions to format the text and add files, images, links, multimedia, and Mashups. Click Submit.
- Once you are finished the grading for all students’ response to that particular question, click Back to Questions (at end of the page) to return to the Grade Questions page.
May 11, 2012 in BB Tutorials, Faculty
Instructors can grade assignment and test attempts while information identifying the student remains concealed. Only after the grade for the attempt has been submitted will the identity of the student be exposed. This feature is accessed through the column contextual menu (the double down arrow next to the column title) in the Grade Center. It also can be activated when grading attempts. When grading anonymously, all identifying information is hidden and assessment attempts appear in random order. Each student is assigned a number, such as Student 8.
To grade anonymously from the Needs Grading page:
- Click on the double down arrow next to an assignment or test and select Grade Anonymously. The Grade Assignment/Test page appears.
- The student’s name shows as “Student 1”. You can complete the grading on this page.
To grade anonymously from the Grade Center:
- Go to Grade Center. Click on the double down arrow next to an assignment/test column. Select Grade Anonymously.
The Grade Assignment/Test page appears. The student’s name shows as “Student 1”. You can complete the grading on this page.