Jul 082014

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Assignments are another type of assessment that is available in Blackboard. Assignments allow students to easily submit written work such as essays, projects, etc.  When you use the assignment tool, a grade center column is created automatically.  From the Grade Center or Needs Grading page, you can see who has submitted their work.

  • Set Edit Mode to ON
  • Navigate to a content area where you want to add an assignment, such as a weekly module
  • From Assessments, select Assignment
  • Assignment Information
    • Enter a name for your assignment in the Name and Color field
    • Enter assignment instructions in the Instructions field
  • Assignment Files (Optional)
    • Add assignment file(s) for student to complete
      • Select Browse My Computer or Browse Course to locate and select a file to attach
      • To attach another file: select Browse My Computer or Browse Course again to locate and select a file
      • To remove a file: select Mark for removal, located next to an attached file
      • Optional: By default your file name will display to users, to specify a title:
        • Locate the Link Title column, click in the text box and enter a new link title
  • Due Dates (Optional)
    • Check the box and then select the desired due date/time for the assignment.

Note:    If you choose to use due dates, the date/time appears in the Student’s My Grades view and global notifications.

  • Grading
    • Enter a point value for the assignment in the Points Possible field
    • If desired, click Add Rubric to use a grading rubric for the assignment. See Process for Adding Rubrics to Assignments, Discussions, etc. for more information on this process.
    • Select Submission Details to expand and choose from the following options:
      • Assignment Type:
        • Individual Submission
        • Group Submission
      • Number of Attempts: choose one of the following options:
        • Single attempt: allows users to submit their work for an assignment once.
        • Multiple attempts: allows users to submit their work for an assignment a specified number of times
        • Unlimited attempts: allows users to submit their work for an assignment more than once

Note:  If you choose Multiple or Unlimited attempts, specify how you want to score the attempts by choosing one of the following options:

  • Last Graded Attempt
  • Highest Grade (recommended)
  • Lowest Grade
  • First Graded Attempt
  • Average of Graded Attempts
    • Select Grading Options to expand and view options:
      • Enable Anonymous Grading – student names hidden during grading process
      • Enable Delegated Grading – (ignore this – not used at our institution).
    • Select Display of Grades to expand and choose from the following options:
      • Using the Display grade as drop-down menu, select how to display the primary grade (Score, Percentage, Letter, etc.) in the assignment column in your Grade Center and whether you want the column to provide a Secondary display.
      • Include in Grade Center grading calculations:  This is enabled by default.  If you uncheck it, it will be entered in grade center, but excluded in the grade center calculations.
      • Show this Column to Students: This is enabled by default.  Uncheck it to hide column from students.
      • Show Statistics (average and median) for this item to Students in My Grades:  Check this to show the average and median column to Students.  Uncheck to hide statistics from students.
  • Availability
    • Make the Assignment Available: This is enabled by default.  Uncheck this box to make the assignment unavailable students
    • Limit Availability: Choose the Display After date/time and/or the Display Until date/time
    • Track Number of Views: check this box to record the number of times the Assignment is viewed, when it is viewed and by whom
  • Select Submit
  • A green confirmation bar appears at the top of page: “Success: name of assignment created.
 July 8, 2014  Posted by at 9:34 am Assessments and Assignments, Assignments, Course Content and Tools Tagged with: