This article will explain how to grade and provide feedback on postgraduate assessments in Blackboard Ultra.
Navigate to submitted work
- From the Courses page in Blackboard, open the relevant course to start marking student assignments.
- Select Gradebook from the Blackboard course menu. This will open up the Gradebook and display all the assessments for the course.
- By default, the Gradebook will show you the Assessments in List View. You will need to be in List View to access the submissions for an anonymous assessment.
- Under Markable Items, find and select the relevant assessment. You will be redirected to the submissions page.
- At the top of the submissions page you will see a message that states that the submission point is anonymous.
- From the Filter, select to view submissions that need marking. Now select a student with submitted work to mark. This will take you to the Grading page for that submission.
Grading page overview
On the Grading page, you will be able to see the students submission and the feedback panel. In the top-left hand corner, you will see which attempt you are marking.
Follow these simple steps to grade the submission using the appropriate grading rubric:
- In the Feedback panel, select Rubric.
- Expand the details of the rubric by clicking on Show Descriptions. This will display the descriptors for each criterion.
- Enter the appropriate grade for each criterion (by selecting the grade in the rubric and entering a score).
- To justify the grade you have awarded, you can add feedback to each criterion. Click the Feedback icon (speech bubble) and add feedback in the Criterion Feedback box. The Feedback icon will turn pink once feedback has been added.
- Once you have graded each criterion in the rubric, an overall grade for that assessment will be calculated. This will be displayed at the top of the Grading page.
- Select the arrow to return to the Feedback panel.
- In the Feedback for student box, you can provide some overall feedback. If you have added specific feedback to each criterion you should reference this here. For example, ‘see detailed feedback in the rubric’. Make sure you Save any feedback added.
- You can edit the feedback you have added by selecting the pencil icon.
- Navigate back to the Gradebook to find another submission to mark.