This article is part of a series explaining the new features and changes that will be introduced as part of the Blackboard upgrade scheduled for 11-13 July 2014.
The student My Grades tool has a refreshed look and feel with newly introduced filtering and ordering options, including viewing only graded, upcoming (in progress or not started), or submitted gradable items. It is therefore important that you remind students to frequently check the ‘All’ option to look for the status of all gradable items, especially if they are expecting to receive feedback and grades.
One significant change is that when feedback has been included during grading the View Feedback icon or ‘speech bubble’ indicates feedback accompanies the grade. It is important to note that this indicates feedback comments and attached feedback files only; it does not indicate that a student assignment submission has been annotated with inline comments and mark-ups, or whether an attached feedback rubric has been completed with comments.