Faculty Support For Blackboard

Faculty Support For Blackboard
        Browser Plugins
        Changing Your Blackboard                       Password
        Copying Content to a New Shell
        Creating Content
        Creating narrated presentations in          PPT 2010
        Creating narrated presentations in          PPT 2013
        Creating Your Blackboard Profile
        Exporting a Test from Blackboard
                Grading Assignments
                Grading Discussion Forums
                Grading SafeAssignments
                Grading Tests
                Grading Turnitin Assignments
        Hiding Older Courses from the                  Current and Historical Courses                Modules
        Importing a Publisher's Course                Cartridge
        Importing a Test to Blackboard
        Logging In To Blackboard
        Making Courses Available to                    Students
        Making Courses Unavailable to                Students
        Posting information
        Removing Students from                          Blackboard Courses
        Responding to a Student in a                    Discussion
        Setting Up LockDown Browser
        Setting Up Weighted Grading
        Technical Support for Blackboard
        Using Blackboard's Video                          Anywhere for Lectures or Video                Discussion Responses
        Using the Forgot Your Password              Link
        Using the Youtube Mashup Tool
Grading Discussion Forums

Purpose Statement:  
The purpose of this document is to walk the viewer through the process of grading a Discussion in Blackboard.

  1. The first step is to access the Grade Center. Starting at the Home Page from within the course, Access the Grade Center tab from the Course Management Control Panel. This is located just below the main course menu on the left hand side of the screen. Click on “Full Grade Center” in order to enter.

  2. The following picture represents a view of the grade center.This Yellow Exclamation Symbol informs the instructor that there is an item in this assignment that requires grading.

  3. When you mouse over, or place your mouse in the cell with the, and small icon appears on the right side of the cell. This is called a Chevron, and it will activate a menu as shown below:

    4.   In order to begin grading the discussion, simply click on the item labeled “Grade User Activity”.

    5.   Once you have opened the Grade User Activity shown below, you will find (2) key areas:
  1. Area (blue) is a grading area for the users activity in the discussion. 
  2. Area (red) actually contains a copy of all time and dated posting activity by the student. This makes it handy to see and assess the activity. 

    6.   Once ready to grade follow the following instructions:

            1. Area (red) allows you to enter a numerical grade by simply clicking inside the box.
            2. Area (blue) allows you to enter written feedback on performance.