See what you need to grade in all your courses, or drill right into a course and get started. From the base navigation, you have immediate access to all your courses' grading tasks on the global grades page. You can quickly scan everything you need to grade without navigating to each course. Within your course, you can access the course gradebook on the navigation bar. Wherever you start your grading process, everything you need is just a click away.
Instructors can use attendance data as part of their students' overall grades. Blackboard makes it easy to mark student attendance. This video tutorial explains how to manage the Attendance page and mark student attendance. Marking attendance is the same in Ultra, it just looks a little different to navigate to the attendance area.
You can choose where you want to start grading. From the activity stream, you're alerted when student submissions are ready for grading. Select the link to go to the gradebook. Or, access all your courses' grading tasks on the global Grades page. And finally, in a course, you can access the course gradebook on the navigation bar. Or start grading directly from an assignment.
The Create Recording feature leverages native web browser support for the WebRTC standard to create audio and video recordings directly from the browser without plug-ins or additional software. An instructor or grader can create personalized feedback recordings for individual assessment attempts or manual gradebook items.
After you create a rubric and associate it with an assessment or discussion, you can use it for grading.
Discussions strengthen students' ability to think critically, express their thoughts in a clear way, and communicate with others. With graded discussions, you can assess these abilities as part of each student's course grade. Show a student where their contributions excel and where they can improve by assigning them a grade.
Discussion analysis provides an in-depth look at each student’s discussion participation, critical thinking level, and sentence complexity. These performance-based insights show you which students who may need help or are out of the normal range of participation.
You can annotate and grade student files directly within the browser. On the assignment submission page, supported file types open in the browser. This tutorial shows you how to annotate an assignment submission, assign and post a grade, and download the annotated submission. This is good for grading items such as essays.
You can have specific users in your courses grade sets of assessment submissions. Graders can't see other graders' grades, feedback, annotations on student files, and rubrics. They grade in parallel and provide provisional grades. The instructor role is the default final grader or reconciler. The reconciler reviews the provisional grades and determines the final grades that students see. You can assign the ability to reconcile grades to one or more other users with grading privileges and remove your ability to reconcile.
From the gradebook, you can download files and text students add to their assessment submissions and review them offline.