Adding a Score and Feedback to Blackboard Assignments and Assessments (How-to)

Access Attempts and Entering Scores

Access a Blackboard assignment attempt for a student by navigating to the Assignment in the Content area or by going to the Gradebook, finding the assignment in the list, then clicking on the student to grade.

  • If you have multiple attempts allowed for the assignment, in the grading menu on the right, select the Attempt you wish to grade. This expands the rest of the grading tools available for that attempt (for example: Feedback for student boxes and Rubrics associated with the assignment). You may enter a score in this location.

Adding Feedback

Best practices suggest you leave comments in the Feedback for student text box. NOTE: Students access these comments through the Assignment link or from within the Gradebook.

Working with Submitted Files

If students submitted an attachment for their assignment submission, you will see a hyperlink for easy download of the file. Downloading files are not necessary if you are using Inline Grading. You might also download all student submissions.

Inline Grading: Bb Annotate

Existing Grading 

Annotations are only visible to instructors until a grade is posted. All annotations will be visible to both students and instructors after grades are posted. 

Mobile App Compatibility

Bb Annotate will work with the Blackboard app as well as regular internet browsers.

More Information 

The links and video below provide relevant information about inline assignment grading with Bb Annotate. 

Should you Save Draft or Submit Changes?

  1. Use Save Draft if you do not want to release the grade to the student at this time. You can come back to this attempt and Submit the score and feedback at another time.
  2. Click Submit at the bottom of the grading menu when you are done editing. 
  3. Click Post to show the grade and feedback to students. 

NOTE: If you are using inline grading, rubrics, or feedback on student assignments, it is best practice to teach students how to access that information in Blackboard. Not all instructors use these tools and it is best to teach what you use.

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