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.
||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
||Shows the final score out of points possible to students.
||Shows all answer options for certain question types, such as multiple choice.
||Shows the correct answers.
||Shows all the student’s submitted answers.
||Shows instructor generated feedback messages for each question.
|Show Incorrect Questions
||Shows the questions the student answered incorrectly or partially incorrectly.
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!
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.
When you open your course for the first time after the BB upgrade it will not look very different!
Here is how you add content and here is something new Inline Grading! Check back for posts on some of the neat new features in BB upgrade!
Respondus Lockdown Browser! As quoted in “The Weekly Word” it is a is a new tool in Blackboard (look in your Control Panel), which many of you will be interested in if you give online tests and would like an alternative to a proctor. Read about the features that make LockDown a secure testing environment and how you can utilize it in your course(s) at http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/blackboard/?p=1666 You can a
Students will have to go to the following link http://www.respondus.com/lockdown/information.pl?ID=745639734 to download the software for either their PC or Mac. This software must be installed on their computers. Once installed students will click on the Lockdown Browser Icon on their desktop prior to taking a test in Blackboard. Lockdown Browser will open Blackboard in a secure setting.
Questions? Demos? Contact OET!
Yikes the test has been deployed, half the students have taken it and you realize one of the answers was keyed wrong. In Blackboard 9 you DON’T have to go into each test one at a time to search and correct the question. Click on the arrows next to the test name in Grade Center, select grade question, find the question keyed wrong, click on responses and then click edit to change the student’s points. Still have to do each student but this is much quicker than before!
1. The last access column represents the last time the student accessed the course you are checking.
2. Hiding a column just hides it from the your grade center view it is still visible to the students. To hide a column from student edit the column information and select NO for option 3
3. To weight grades click on the chevron arrows next to Weighted Total, Edit Column Information. You can then set up your grade weighting either by item or category.
4. Pointing at a grade item will show the Grade Title, Points etc in the Grade Information Bar
5. Grading color codes is a neat way to highlight low grades, assignments that need grading or other important information.
Lots more tips and information on Blackboard can be found in the OET8000 Blackboard course you are enrolled in as a student!