Category Archives: Assessment and Grading

Blackboard Upgrade & Known Issues

The Blackboard environment at NUI Galway was upgraded at the weekend to version Q2 2018. This doesn’t bring a lot of new features, but does fix a couple of problems and (unfortunately) introduces some new ones. Despite thorough testing by … Continue reading

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Qwickly Jot Assignments in Blackboard

Qwickly Jot is a new assignment tool available to users at NUI Galway.  Instructors can create assignments with diagrams, maps, charts, and more and students can write or annotate directly in Blackboard. Students can write using devices with a pen, such … Continue reading

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Irish Blackboard User Group – Regional Workshop

The Blackboard Customer Success team are coming to UCD on Thursday 9th February to provide a free workshop –  “Enhanced Assessment and Feedback”. This hands on workshop will provide you and your peers with an opportunity to review, analyse and … Continue reading

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Known Issue: Student Preview with Turnitin submission causes error

We’ve recently become aware that the Blackboard student preview feature – which is very useful for what students can/can’t see in your Blackboard course – no longer works with Turnitin assignment submission links. If you create a Turnitin assignment and … Continue reading

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Returning Results in Autumn

If you are returning results in Autumn using Blackboard, there are two possibilities: You are returning first sitting postgraduate results (or first sitting undergrad results for a very limited set of modules); or You are returning second sitting results for … Continue reading

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Grade Centre: No scroll bar on a Mac

We’ve had a couple of queries from people who are Mac users, reporting that they can’t access Grade Centre columns because there is no scroll bar appearing. Here is an example: where the  instructor can’t access columns to the right. … 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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