Blackboard

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In Blackboard there a number of ways you can collect assignments, mark, and provide grades and feedback to students.

online submission and grading

  • blackboard assignment
  • turnitin assignment

offline submission with online grading

  • grade centre column

How do I choose?

Your choice will depend on matching the features of each option against your unique requirements. Check out any of the resources below to help you make the best decision.


Do you want to use a rubric or grading form?

Rubrics and grading forms function differently in the two tools. Check out this comparison to assist your choice.

Developing Rubrics

What is a Blackboard Assignment?
A Blackboard Assignment is an online assignment submission tool that includes the following features: 

  • individual and group assignment submissions
  • multiple document assignment submissions
  • document viewer to view grade and provide feedback including on page comments
  • rubrics with point or percentage range grading selection
  • recommended submission for links to external resource (ie WordPress blog)

 

Setting up a Blackboard Assignment

Marking a Blackboard Assignment

Tips and Troubleshooting

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Examples of Practice

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What is a Turnitin Assignment?
A Turnitin Assignment is an online assignment submission tool that includes the following features:

  • GradeMark – document viewer to view grades and feedback, including on page comments, predefined comments (QuickMarks), rubrics, and general text and audio comments.
  • Originality Checker – plagiarism checker for text based assignments
  • PeerMark – peer review of submitted assignments

Check out the following resources for Turnitin. If you are a Course coordinator and you are setting up a Turnitin Assignment we recommend you look at both the Set up and the Marking guides. You will also find more resources for Turnitin on the RMIT technologies website

Setting up a Turnitin Assignment

Marking a Turnitin Assignment

Tips and Troubleshooting

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Examples of Practice

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What is a Grade Centre column?
A Grade Centre column allows you to provide grades and feedback (via a quick text comment and/or rubric) to students for assessment tasks not submitted online.

Setting up a Grade Centre Column

Marking a Grade Centre Column

Tips and Troubleshooting

Examples of Practice

Manage your Grade Centre

Tips and Troubleshooting

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