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Bb Tip #77: Inline Grading for Assignments and Tools

The new Inline Assignment Grading feature introduced new capabilities for grading Assignments in Blackboard and a new user experience for the grading sidebar.

Highlights of Inline Grading for Assignments:

  • Assignment Tool includes collapse and maximize buttons for more screen real estate.
  • By default the rubric and comment fields are collapsed. Click on the Show/Hide Grading Panel arrow to expand it.
  • Rubrics can be viewed inline in the grading sidebar.
  • Instructors can override individual grades for group assignments.
    Inline Grading Assignment Example

    Grading Panel Expanded

This past weekend’s Blackboard update added inline grading and a more consistent grading sidebar to other activities in the course that already had inline grading (i.e. Blogs, Journals, Wikis, and Discussion Boards).

Highlights of Inline Grading for Blogs, Journals, Wikis, and Discussions Boards:

  • Blogs and Journals:
    • The grading sidebar can be expanded to view the comment and rubric panel.
    • Instructors can navigate between students within Blogs and Journals.
    • Instructors can navigate between entries submitted by the currently selected student.
    • The grading sidebar can be collapsed or expanded for more screen real estate.
  • Discussions Boards:
    • Instructors can navigate between students within Discussions.
    • The grading sidebar can be collapsed or expanded for more screen real estate.
  • Wikis:
    • The grading sidebar can be expanded to view the comment and rubric panel.
    • Instructors can navigate between students within Wikis.
    • A participation summary is displayed.
    • The grading sidebar can be collapsed or expanded for more screen real estate.
    Inline Grading Journal Example

Important Note: Students will see the updated sidebar when they access assignments, blogs, journals, and wikis. Before the update students would see the assignment instructions automatically. Now students should click on the view/hide content arrow in the sidebar to see instructions and additional information.

    View/Hide Content Example

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