Blackboard Assignment receipts go live

We are pleased to announce a new receipting feature for our students when they submit their work online via a Blackboard Assignment. After their work is submitted, students will receive an email receipt confirming the details of their submission. For group assignments, all members of the group will receive an email confirming the group submission. All…

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Report on Marking Practice at SHU

As part of the Assessment Journey Programme, a survey was sent at the start of the year to all academic staff involved in marking student work. The survey intended to capture marking practice at SHU during the period in which the survey was open. The responses from the 600 members of staff who completed the survey…

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New in Blackboard: Assignment grade settings

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. When setting up assignments you will notice there are some changes to way that the Create Assignment page looks and some additional options available. Many settings are now hidden…

Guidance for reading and annotating on-screen

If you want to know more about improving your screen reading experience, marking on-screen, or digital note taking – or you just want some pointers, you’re likely to find this resource really useful:  The reading onscreen wordpress site (readingonscreen.wordpress.com) It’s been put together by York University in response to their staff requesting guidance in this…

New in Blackboard: Inline Grading

This article is part of a series of articles explaining the new features and changes that will be introduced as part of the Blackboard upgrade scheduled for 26-28 July 2013. The Inline Grading tool will allow you to view, provide feedback on, and grade student-submitted assignment files without leaving the Grade Assignment page (i.e. the…

Staff development on demand – online assessment and feedback

A range of staff development sessions around online assessment and feedback took place during October and covered the following topics: Blackboard Assignments & Grade Centre Blackboard Assignments & Feedback Rubrics Turnitin for automatic referencing feedback Some of these sessions were delivered online via Blackboard Collaborate, and these recordings are now available to access from the…