Bb Grade Center LTU Technology Taster 22 October 2009
User Interface <ul><li>Notable Features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Horizontal Scrolling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drop Down M...
Assignment Workflow Student Tutor Assignment Drop Box creates Grade Center enter feedback send reminders receive reminders...
Accessing Submissions <ul><li>1 Download multiple submissions at once </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use item heading drop down men...
Provide Feedback <ul><li>Grades: </li></ul><ul><li>Click a cell to enter a grade </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback text/document:...
Chase Late Submissions <ul><li>Step 1: Create a  Smart View </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Selection Criteria: Type of View:  B...
Double Marking <ul><li>Possible: </li></ul><ul><li>Record comments and grades from both markers </li></ul><ul><li>Return m...
Learning Technologies Unit <ul><li>London Knowledge Lab </li></ul><ul><li>23-29 Emerald Street </li></ul><ul><li>London WC...
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Technology Taster: Bb Grade Center

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A very quick overview of Blackboard's Grade Center and workflow issues related to its use

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Technology Taster: Bb Grade Center

  1. 1. Bb Grade Center LTU Technology Taster 22 October 2009
  2. 2. User Interface <ul><li>Notable Features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Horizontal Scrolling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drop Down Menus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick Entry > click item </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Useful Features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sorting > column header </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Filtering > Smart View </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Frozen Columns” > Organize Grade Center </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Assignment Workflow Student Tutor Assignment Drop Box creates Grade Center enter feedback send reminders receive reminders My Grades read feedback
  4. 4. Accessing Submissions <ul><li>1 Download multiple submissions at once </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use item heading drop down menu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Download a single submission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use single item drop down menu </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Provide Feedback <ul><li>Grades: </li></ul><ul><li>Click a cell to enter a grade </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback text/document: </li></ul><ul><li>View Grade Details for a single item, </li></ul><ul><li>Click Modify Attempt to enter text or </li></ul><ul><li>click View Attempt to upload feedback files </li></ul>
  6. 6. Chase Late Submissions <ul><li>Step 1: Create a Smart View </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Selection Criteria: Type of View: Benchmark Grade on… (Assignment Item) – Status Equals – Null </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Step 2: Switch Current View to new Smart View </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Step 3: Select all users and use the Send Email menu </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This sends a reminder to all students who have not submitted a specific item </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Double Marking <ul><li>Possible: </li></ul><ul><li>Record comments and grades from both markers </li></ul><ul><li>Return marker feedback to student </li></ul><ul><li>Not possible: </li></ul><ul><li>Manage the blind double marking process </li></ul><ul><li>Have multiple grade fields </li></ul><ul><li>Hide marker 1’s feedback from marker 2’s feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Verdict: </li></ul><ul><li>Bb can report agreed grades, but cannot manage the marking process. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Learning Technologies Unit <ul><li>London Knowledge Lab </li></ul><ul><li>23-29 Emerald Street </li></ul><ul><li>London WC1N 3QS </li></ul><ul><li>020 7763 2183 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.lkl.ac.uk/LTU </li></ul>

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