This documentation will introduce you to the features provided in Blackboard Learn for assessing and grading student work. Topics in this section include creating, editing, and deploying: assignments, surveys, tests, and test pools. This section also covers using the SafeAssign plagiarism check tool, grading options, working in the Grade Center, running analysis of test items, and providing written and video feedback to students.

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This documentation will provide support with using the Blackboard Grade Center.

This documentation will provide support with grading student work in Blackboard.

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Assessing Learners

Instructor guide for assessing and grading student work in Blackboard.

Best Practices for Assessing Learners

A list of best practices for assessing learners.

Best Practices for Monitoring Student Activity and Performance

List of best practices for monitoring student performance.

Blackboard Online Testing Tips for Instructors

Tips for managing certain testing and feedback options for assessments.

How do Students View and Submit Assignments

Student guide to viewing and submitting assignments.

How to Access and Use the Performance Dashboard

Guide to using the performance dashboard to monitor student progress.

How to Access and Use the Retention Center

Instructor guide to tracking and communicating with struggling students in Blackboard.

How to Add a Question to a Test

Instructor guide to adding questions to a test.

How to Add an Existing Question to a Test

Instructor guide to using metadata to locate questions for reuse.

How to Add Attachments and Pictures to Test Questions and Answers

Instructor guide to adding media files to test questions.

How to Add Criteria to a Self or Peer Assessment Question

Instructor guide to adding criteria to provide students with feedback.

How to Adjust Test Options

Instructor guide to adjusting test options.

How to Build and Add Questions to a Pool

Instructor guide to setting and adding questions to a pool.

How to Clean Out Graded Assignment Files

Instructor guide to deleting assignment files from the Grade Center.

How to Complete and Evaluate a Self and Peer Assessment

Guide to completing a self and peer assessment.

How to Copy a Test

Instructor guide to making a copy of a test to use in another course.

How to Create a Calculated Formula Question

Guide to creating a calculated formula question.

How to Create a Calculated Numeric Question

Guide to creating a calculated numeric question.

How to Create a File Response Question

Guide to creating a file response question.

How to Create a Fill in the Blank Question

Guide to creating a fill in the blank question.

How to Create a Fill-in Multiple Blanks Question

Guide to creating a fill in multiple blanks question.

How to Create a Group Assignment

Instructor guide to creating Group Assignments in Blackboard.

How to Create a Hot Spot Question

Guide to creating a hot spot question.

How to Create a Jumbled Question

Guide to creating a jumbled question.

How to Create a Likert Question

Guide to creating a likert question.

How to Create a Matching Question

Guide to creating a matching question.

How to Create a Multiple Answer Question

Guide to creating a multiple answer question.

How to Create a Multiple Choice Question

Guide to creating a multiple choice question.

How to Create a Quiz Bowl Question

Guide to creating a quiz bowl question.

How to Create a Random Block or Question Set

Guide to creating a random set of questions.

How to Create a Self and Peer Assessment

Instructor guide to creating a self and peer assessment.

How to Create a Short Answer Question

Guide to creating a short answer question.

How to Create a Survey

Instructor guide to creating a survey.

How to Create a True / False Question

Guide to creating a true/false question.

How to Create an Assignment

Instructor guide to creating an assignment for students to submit work.

How to Create an Assignment Using SafeAssign

Instructor guide to creating an assignment with SafeAssign.

How to Create an Either / Or Question

Guide to creating an either/or question.

How to Create an Essay Question

Guide to creating an essay question.

How to Create an Ordering Question

Guide to creating an ordering question.

How to Create and Attach a Rubric

Instructor guide to creating and using rubrics with assignments.

How to Create and Deploy Tests in Blackboard

Instructor guide to creating and deploying a test.

How to Deploy a Survey in Blackboard

Instructor guide to create and deploy a survey.

How to Download Assignment Files

Instructor guide to downloading student assignment submissions offline.

How to Download Survey Results

Guide to downloading assignment survey results.

How to Edit an Assessment

Instructor guide to editing an assessment.

How to Grade a Group Assignment

Instructor guide to grading Group Assignments in Blackboard.

How to Grade with a Rubric

Instructor guide to grading an assignment using a rubric.

How to Import a Pool

Instructor guide to importing question pools from a file.

How to Insert Math Equations

Guide to typing mathematical equations using the text editor.

How to Link to an Existing Survey

Instructor guide to creating an assessment from an existing survey.

How to Manage an Assessment

Instructor guide to releasing assignments, reviewing user status and managing data.

How to Manage and Grade SafeAssign Assignments

Instructor guide to viewing and grading submissions SafeAssign submissions.

How to Monitor Evaluations

Instructor guide to viewing peer evaluations.

How to Monitor Submissions

Guide to viewing self and peer assessment submissions.

How to Read the SafeAssign Originality Report

Guide to reviewing a SafeAssign report to detect plagiarism.

How to Run and Save a Course Report

Instructor guide to generating reports to track user activity.

How to Set Survey Options

Instructor guide to modifying survey options.

How to Tag Questions for Reuse

Instructor guide to using tags to locate questions for reuse.

How to Turn On Statistics Tracking for an Item

Instructor guide to tracking student activity in course content.

How to Upload Test Questions from Microsoft Excel

Instructor guide to creating test questions in Microsoft Excel.

How to Use Questions from a Pool on a Test

Instructor guide to adding questions from pools to randomize, create sets and reusing questions on a test.

How to Use SafeAssign DirectSubmit

Instructor guide to submitting papers directly to the SafeAssign institutional database.

How to Use the Attendance Tool

Instructor guide to taking attendance and creating a report.

Peer Assessment Preview

Guide to previewing an assessment as a student.

Question Types List

List of different types of test questions available in Blackboard.

SafeAssign Reference Guide

Guide to using SafeAssign.

Troubleshooting Survey in Blackboard

Troubleshooting tip for surveys.

Troubleshooting Test Taking on a Mac

Guide to troubleshooting test taking on a Mac.