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Using the Assignment tool is an easy and efficient method of submitting and retrieving assignments, and providing grade information (including feedback) to your students. With this tool, students submit their file(s) and/or typed responses electronically through Blackboard, and Instructors, TAs and Graders can open, view, give feedback on and grade these submissions.
Turnitin provides plagiarism prevention services, class management tools, and paperless digital grading, and is free to use for the Pitt community. With the May 2015 Blackboard upgrade, Turnitin can now be accessed without ever leaving the Blackboard environment.
A rubric is an assessment tool listing evaluation criteria for an assignment, and provides a way to convey to students your expectations for the quality of completed assignments. Blackboard’s Rubrics tool allows you to use a provided rubric, or create one of your own. You can determine how much of this rubric students see, and when, and can use this rubric directly within the assignment you are grading to assign points based on the criteria you determined.
Self and Peer Assessments are a special type of assessment in which students are expected to evaluate their own work, and/or the work of their peers, with criteria and guidance provided by the instructor.
Turnitin is an internet-based anti-plagiarism technology that can now be linked to your Blackboard course. The new integration between Turnintin and Blackboard essentially creates a private tunnel between these two applications such that student submissions, grades, instructor comments and reports can go back and forth between them seamlessly.
Adaptive release controls the release of content to users based on a set of rules you create. Control delivery of your content at a fine-grained level to only certain individual students or groups by setting up criteria that must be met before content becomes available to each individual user.
Even though you have decided to deliver your assessments to your students on Blackboard, there might be times where you need/wish to print those assessment attempts by the students to grade or review offline.
Use SafeAssign to review assignment submissions for plagiarism potential and create opportunities to help students identify how to properly attribute sources rather than paraphrase. SafeAssign is effective as both a deterrent and an educational tool.
Whenever you want to add another layer of fairness and impartiality to your grading, you can use the anonymous grading feature.
You can view, comment, and grade student-submitted assignment files without leaving the Grade Assignment page using Blackboard’s inline grading features.
You can assign specific users in your course (those with Instructor, TA, or Grader user roles) to grade particular sets of student assignment submissions. The users who help you grade are called delegated graders and they provide provisional grades. Delegated graders follow the same grading steps that you do, however, the group of assignment attempts that they see are based on the options you choose. After all delegated graders provide grades and feedback, one or more instructors review the grading to determine a final grade or reconcile it.
When a student completes and submits an assignment, it will automatically show up in the Grade Center. A Needs Grading icon will appear in the corresponding assignment column. Each assignment can be graded individually, or all student assignment files can be downloaded at one time, which saves time when viewing . . . Read more
The Start, Due and Post Dates of the Turnitin Direct Assignments you create in Blackboard impact whether or not your students are able to submit papers, and whether they can view your comments and feedback on their papers. If you made an error in setting up these dates when you created your Turnitin Direct Assignment, you can edit them at any point.
The New Box View inline grading features in Blackboard do not allow students to download annotated copies of their submissions to online assignments that were created using the Assignment tool. For instructors who wish to provide annotations and inline grading feedback to students, one option is to download student submissions . . . Read more