Test Feedback – What to choose?

Show Test Results and Feedback to Students from BB Help

After they complete a test, test results and feedback are available to students. By setting up rules, you can set the release of progressive feedback to keep test results secure and prevent cheating.

For example, you can choose After Submission to present Score, All Answers, Correct, Submitted, Feedback, and Show Incorrect Answers to show students their scores along with all answer options. Student also see their submitted answers marked as correct or incorrect and any feedback you provided.  Keep all blank and students will not see anything however while in Respondus if “After Submission” and “Score” are selected the student will see all the questions and their answers.

Feedback Mode Description
When Sets the time when test results and feedback are shown to students:

  • After Submission
  • One-time View
  • On Specific Date
  • After Due Date
  • After Availability and End Date
  • After Attempts are Graded
Score Shows the final score out of points possible to students.
All Answers Shows all answer options for certain question types, such as multiple choice.
Correct Shows the correct answers.
Submitted Shows all the student’s submitted answers.
Feedback Shows instructor generated feedback messages for each question.
Show Incorrect Questions Shows the questions the student answered incorrectly or partially incorrectly.

As we enter the final third of the semester

Grades are coming in, papers are being submitted and your grade center might need some organization.  Here is a a link to Grade Center Customization.  One tip to remember you can download your Grade Center to an Excel spreadsheet prior to making changes.  Just save to your pirate drive in keeping with being a good steward of student information!  Need help with your grade center?  Contact OET for an appointment!

Just around the corner . . .

Yes Fall 2014 Semester begins in just over a month, on Tuesday August 26.  For those of you who did not teach a class this summer you may remember that Blackboard went through an upgrade/enhancement after Spring Semester.  OET will be glad to review these enhancements just give a call.   Blackboard Blog has many links for exploring these enhancements.

Those interested in using lynda.com – an online library of instructional videos teaching the latest software tools and skills is available for students and faculty.   To get started, complete the request form on the login page.

Lockdown Browser Woes?

Students complaining they can’t access tests when using Lockdown Browser?  Here are a couple of things to check, advise students that if prompted to upgrade Lockdown they need to complete the upgrade.  As the instructor please note that any changes you make to Test Options may cause Lockdown browser to “error”.  To check on this just go to Control Panel, Course Tools, Respondus Lockdown Browser.  If you see this image just click the Fix It button and all should work fine!lockdownfixit

As Spring ends and Summer begins . . .

With the end of Spring Semester instructors often like to download grades from Blackboard, (go to Grade Center, select Work Offline, select download and follow the prompts to get an Excel workbook of grades for the semester) please remember that those files should be stored on your pirate drive or department pirate drive not your computer’s hard drive.

And a repeat of BB Support’s email yesterday – 

Before we discuss the upcoming Bb updates:
… If you teach this summer, please look at this checklist for reminders of things to do: http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/blackboard/blog/2014/05/02/summer-2014-blackboard-checklist/
… To make spring course unavailable, please look at this screenshot: http://winmedia.ecu.edu/platforms/bb9/graphics/course_availability.jpg

When do the updates take place?
Blackboard will go down on the morning of May 12. While Blackboard is down next week, you will be redirected to a blog post with some brief information. When Blackboard is back up, your courses and all content will be in place for you. Blackboard is on the schedule to be down for the weekdays starting May 12th through May 16th; however, we will likely power back up before Friday if everything goes as expected. The May 12th – May 16th downtime is needed for system-integrity testing purposes. Summer semester 1 and 11-week semesters begin on May 19th.

BB Upgrade coming!

Some of you signed up for the Pilot but others will have to wait until Summer to take advantage of the new features!  To highlight a few, you will be able to drag and drop grade center columns directly in grade center (you won’t have to go to Manage).

The Calendar has been completely restructured so that anytime you enter a due date for an assignment, quiz or exam it will automatically be placed in the course calendar.

Inline grading, no more download/upload papers with comments, just enter your comments directly.

More real estate!  Check out this link for more info!


Blackboard Course Purge! October 16, 2013!

Every year old courses are purged from Blackboard. This is done to stay within storage goals and business policy of keeping only two years of Blackboard sites in the production system.  In a few short weeks, Blackboard Admins will be purging the following courses (all of them) unless you submit a request to have your courses saved.

>>>>> The purge date is  October 16th, 2013  <<<<< 

  • 2011 Summer #1 semester

  • 2011 Summer #2 semester

  • 2011 Full Term Summer semester

  • 2011 Fall semester

Click here to find out how to save your courses.