Author: Lily Shafer

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In-Line Grading – Discussions, Blogs, Journals & Wikis

We’ve talked about the new in-line grading features in Blackboard on this blog before, but only for the Assignment Tool. The in-line grading feature goes across many different tools, and this time, we’re going to take a look at the Discussions, Wikis, Blogs and Journals.     The discussion grading page provides the full text of all discussion posts by… Read more →

Grading Assignments within Blackboard – In-Line Grading

In my opinion, the best new feature of the Blackboard upgrade is the new In-Line Grading tool for Assignments. For instructors who frequently have students submit papers and know the pain of downloading, opening, commenting, grading, closing, uploading commented papers and submitting grades to Blackboard, I am happy to report that the workflow is greatly improved! For anyone who has… Read more →

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Changes to the Assignment Tool in Blackboard

One of the most commonly used features of Blackboard on our campus is the Assignment tool in Blackboard. This allows instructors to receive their papers digitally, cutting down on printing and the possibility of losing a physical paper. The options for Assignments are now much more streamlined and provide the option to incorporate SafeAssign into every assignment. Let’s explore them… Read more →

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New Test and Quiz Options in Blackboard

Anyone who has tried to give tests or quizzes in Blackboard knows that in the older version it was difficult to accommodate students with special requirements (like extended time) and that providing timely feedback required instructors to go in and adjust settings after the assessment was completed. These are not problems any longer! Blackboard’s test tool now come with new sets… Read more →