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Blackboard marking guide: MB BS assignments

Guide overview

This guide is designed to provide a guide for tutors covering marking and feedback of a range of different assignments within the School and contains the following sections:

Introduction

  • Log in to Hull York Medical School Blackboard
  • Navigation of Hull York Medical School Blackboard modules / courses and the grade centre

Student submitted content and marker grading / feedback

  • Student submitted content on the grading page
  • Using a CAT rubric *CAT markers only
  • Entering scoring into the pink attempt box
  • Entering overall feedback
  • Navigating away from a submission after submitting marking 

Accessing and Navigating Blackboard

How to log in to HYMS Blackboard

Hull York Medical School Blackboard is the school’s centrally supported virtual learning environment (VLE).  It is used by staff to deliver online learning resources, a primary method of communication,  formative and summative assessments and to facilitate collaborative online learning activities.

 

To access Blackboard we recommend using either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers on a Windows or Mac computer. Please do not attempt to use Internet Explorer. This browser is not supported by Blackboard and you may encounter issues in accessing content correctly.

 
  1. Please navigate to http:/blackboaBlackboard log in pagerd.hyms.ac.uk
  2. To log in, enter your HYMS username in the format hy****  + HYMS password (the same password as your HYMS email account).
  1. From the homepage you can then select the relevant module or course.Module link in Blackboard
For issues logging in;
  • please see our help guide by clicking on the following link; reset your HYMS Password.
  • please email help@hyms.ac.uk for account issues and guidance on marking. Your relevant contact in the school’s Assessments team, Programme Delivery team or course / module administrator may also be able to assist you (please provide the title of the assignment you are marking, the year group and programme of study).
MB BS assignments by course / module location
  • Phase I (Year 1 and 2) SSiP assignments are marked in the relevant SSiP centre modules for the current academic year. Phase I reflective essays are marked in the Year 1 and Year 2  MB BS year courses for the current academic year.
  • Phase II (Year 3 and Year 4) CAT assignments are marked in the Phase II Critically Appraised Topic module for the current academic year. Phase II SSiP assignments are marked in the Year 3 and 4 MB BS year courses for the current year.

*Please refer to your relevant contact / communication from the school’s Assessments team, Programme Delivery team or course / module administrator for the most up to date guidance on where assignments are located (and for any others not listed here).

The grade centre

  1. Click on the relevant module or course from the homepage.Menu link to Blackboard grade centre
  2. On the left-hand navigation panel, click on grade centre, under course management.
  3. Click on full grade centre. *There may be optional shortcut links listed under full grade centre to a narrowed down version of the grade centre and may be called ‘assignments’ for assignments only, the name of individual markers or the name of one particular assignment.  
  4. The next page will present a table with the first column listing all student names alphabetically. Subsequent columns represent assessments and individual student submissions for that particular module.full grade centre view
  5. Grade centre scroll bar To view a submission for a specific assessment and particular student, locate the student by name and then find the relevant submission in the corresponding assessment column.
  6. Scroll down the list of students by selecting the scroll bar to the right of the table, until you locate the correct student (please see screenshots).
  7. Now scroll across the horizontal list of assessment columns by selecting the scroll bar at the bottom of the table, until you locate the correct assessment column for the student’s submission. Blackboard grade centre scroll bar
  8. Hover over the yellow exclamation mark (indicating there is a submission to mark) and click on the grey chevron that appears. From the drop-down menu select the latest attempt. This is the latest version of the submission uploaded by the student and the version of the attempt that should be graded. The next page will now present the marker view of the grading page. grade centre attempt in Blackboard

The grading page 

Student submitted content

Grading page example of submitted contentStudent submitted content displays in the centre of the grading page. In the event of a technical issue viewing content, on the right side of the page you can see hyperlinks to the student’s downloadable assignment document(s). *This could include supporting documents such as the appraised article for the CAT assignment.

Please click on the below image to enlarge this zoomed out view of content; zoomed out grading page view  

 

Please also see the below zoomed in view of content;

zoomed in grading page view

Please be mindful of data protection: If you need to download any content to your computer, please ensure you delete this content from your device afterwards.

Blackboard submission attempt 2 Please double check you are viewing the latest attempt of submission, indicated at the top of the page and also in the pink attempt box to the right of the screen. If it is not, you can click on the downward arrow in the pink attempt box and select the latest attempt from the drop-down options that will appear (such as attempt 2 of 2).

Your view of the grading page is similar to the student’s own view of their content and eventual grading and feedback on their submission page.

Marker grading and feedback

This final part of this guide will cover;

  • Using a CAT rubric *CAT markers only
  • Entering scoring into the pink attempt box
  • Entering overall feedback
Using a CAT rubric *CAT markers only
Using a CAT rubric *CAT markers only

If you are marking a Phase II Critically Appraised Topic assignment you need to firstly complete the rubric.

    1. Blackboard drop down link to rubricTo the right of the grading page, below the pink attempt box for scoring,  you will see a small blue bar with an arrow (please see the screenshots). Click on this. You will then see the link to the CAT rubric.  Blackboard link to pop out window for rubricView and complete the rubric directly on this page, or for a more detailed view of the rubric and criteria, open the rubric in a new pop-out window ( the white box icon highlighted in the screenshot).  

Please make sure you save any input before minimising the drop-down fields or navigating away from the pop-out window.  If you do not, the information will not be saved.

Complete and save content here before following the guidance below regarding entering a score in the pink attempt box (saving content here  resets the score to zero in the pink attempt box).

Please now proceed to follow the guidance below for entering a score etc,.

Scoring using the pink attempt box

Blackboard marked attemptThe marker may grade the assignment by entering a numeric value into the pink attempt box, to the right of the grading page. The black attempt box will automatically populate with the latest scoring entered in from the pink attempt box.

Please do not manually enter anything into the black attempt box. This is used by the Assessments team to manually modify grades for late submission penalties etc., Entering a value here will incorrectly flag grades up as overridden and also potentially as still needing an original grade by the marker.

Scoring guidance

Phase I

Phase I

  • Year 1 and Year 2 reflective essays: 1 = Fail, 2=Borderline fail, 3=Pass, 4=Excellent

Phase II

Phase II

  • Year 3 and 4 CAT assignments and the Phase II SSiP written assignment: 1 = Serious Fail.  2 = Fail. 3 = Pass. 4 = Excellent.

*Please refer to your relevant contact / communication from the school’s Assessments team, Programme Delivery team or course / module administrator for the most up to date guidance on scoring (and for any other assignments not listed here). 

Overall feedback

The marker may provide overall feedback.

Phase I reflective essays and the Phase II SSiP written assignment require overall feedback. *CAT markers can write here; see rubric for feedback. 

  1. Click on the downward facing arrow just below the pink attempt box, to the right of the page  (click on the below image to enlarge the zoomed out view of content).

grading page feedback link Please also see the below zoomed in view of content; Drop down arrow to access feedback box

Feedback box

2.You will now see the feedback to learner box.  Feedback can be entered here.

The marker can additionally upload a document with feedback by clicking on the attach / paper clip icon in the text box. This will appear as a downloadable link in the feedback box.Example document feedback

Blackboard submit button

Select submit to finish saving your marking. 

It is advisable to submit your grading in one sitting rather than using save draft to return to grading at a later time. This is to avoid any chance of accidentally not saving draft grading or forgetting to return to finish submitting final grades.

Grading page exit option

The page will automatically progress to the next student in the alphabetical list, which may not be one of your students.  Click on exit to the right of the screen to be taken back to the grade centre.

Updated on 03/08/2021

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