Jawyei Wong has written 17 articles

Blackboard Theme Change

We have made changes to the visual theme of Blackboard which will make it more responsive when viewed from a mobile device. Along with that there some notable changes: Modules have been re-arranged The modules have been re-arranged so when in mobile view, the most important ones are near the top. This means that on…

Blackboard Assignment

A Blackboard assignment is a place where students can submit an assignment to either by uploading a file or typing a written submission. It is a digital assignment drop-box area and the first option to consider when marking online. Blackboard assignment features inline grading using Crocodoc. This allows annotations be to made on submitted documents.…

Grading Schema

Before you can grade a student using an A, B, C etc, a grading schema needs to be applied to a column first. Grading schemas translate a score into a grade. In Blackboard is done by the percentage the student achieved from the total amount the assessment is out of. For this reason, to use…

Smart Views

A Smart Views in the Grade Centre allows custom filters to be applied for given criteria. For example, you can filter students to a specific group or filter all students who have scored below 70 on their midterm exam etc. More than one smart view can be created and they can be added favourites which…

Rubric How-Tos

How to Create a Rubric  Click on Course Tools below the Control Panel of a course then click on Rubrics. On the Rubrics page, click on the ‘Create Rubric’ button. Enter a ‘Name’ for the Rubric. Enter a ‘description’ for the rubric to make it easier to associate it to relevant assignments. Since new rubrics default…

Grade Turnitin Assignment in Grade Centre

Grade without rubric You will be presented with the follow screen when accessing a Turnitin attempt in the Grade Centre Assignment Information Name The name of the Turnitin Assignment. Instructions The instructions given for the Turnitin Assignment. Clear Attempt Click on the “Clear Attempt” button to clear the student’s attempt. User’s Work User’s Comments This…

Assessments

Assessment is a vital part of any curriculum. On Blackboard this is broken down into three main categories. Tests, Surveys and Pools Tests, surveys and pools provide a way for instructors to assess students online. This may be used as summative assessments or revision. Certain question types will automatically be graded. This gives immediate on…