Monthly Archives: January 2016

Feedback on Bb Student app

The Bb Student app became available just over 3 weeks ago. Without the marketing materials, we haven’t been actively promoting to students, but I did ask a couple of people to take a look. One student, who has had difficulty … Continue reading

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Viewing letter grades on mobile

We’ve just become aware of an issue where students are unable to view letter grades (which are being used for provisional results in some Schools) using the mobile app. Although the instructor has entered a letter grade (in the Provisional … Continue reading

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Returning marks for visiting students

Please note that this blog post was created in January 2016, in the pilot phase of the ORE project. For current materials on return of marks to Exams Office via Blackboard, please see the Blackboard support pages and the Exams … Continue reading

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Organising your Grade Centre by Course Instance Code

The new Course Instance column in the grade centre gives you information for each student about which programme he/she is enrolled on. A missing course instance code may mean that the student is not correctly registered for a module, and … Continue reading

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Visibility of Final Mark Column

We’ve had a couple of questions in the last day or two about the use of the new Final Mark column and whether it should be made visible to students. The Final Mark column was created in the Grade Centre … Continue reading

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Return of Marks Checklist

Please note that this blog post was created in January 2016, in the pilot phase of the ORE project. For current materials on return of marks to Exams Office via Blackboard, please see the Blackboard support pages and the Exams … Continue reading

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The Bb Student app has arrived!

Blackboard has just released a new Bb Student app in the UK and Ireland – the first in a new set of “persona based” apps which will include one specifically for instructors. The Bb Student app has been available in … Continue reading

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Security of grades in Grade Centre

I received the following, very valid, question from a member of staff regarding the entry of grades in the Blackboard Grade Centre: How secure are they, and can they be hacked, or changed by a person other than the module … Continue reading

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Using Excel to upload student marks

Please note that this blog post was created in January 2016, in the pilot phase of the ORE project. For current materials on return of marks to Exams Office via Blackboard, please see the Blackboard support pages and the Exams … Continue reading

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Preparing your Grade Centre for marks return

As staff begin to enter marks to the Grade Centre for any module on Blackboard, please take note that the default Total and Weighted Total columns should first be hidden from student view. This is to avoid the unintentional release … Continue reading

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