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Blackboard Learn will be upgraded on May 30 to the latest version. Two of the new features are Inline Assignment Grading and  Test Item Analysis. Read more about the upgrade here.

*** Important note to faculty: If you are grading Bb Learn assignment submissions after May 30, you will see the new Inline Assignment Grading tool! ***

new test analysis and inline grading of assignments

Introducing “inline” assignment grading

If you’ve been downloading Word, PDF and text documents and re-uploading corrected papers back to students, get ready for a much faster way to grade!

  • View, annotate and grade file attachments directly within Blackboard Learn; no more downloading!
  • Supported file attachment formats for “inline” viewing include MS Office, text and PDF
  • Add color-coded annotations for students to read
  • You can always download the original or annotated paper for your records.

Watch inline assignment grading in action:

 

Introducing test item analysis

Blackboard Learn now provides detailed statistics on student test performance, and statistical breakdown of  individual test questions.

  • Highlights test questions that may be  too easy or difficult, or may have been scored incorrectly.
  • Lets you know which questions may be poor discriminators between students who know the subject matter and those who do not
  • Provides detailed statistical data for individual questions, including:
    • Average score
    • Standard deviation
    • Standard error
    • Number of students who skipped the question
    • Answer breakdown by class quartile

Watch test item analysis in action:

Each week, TLP will spotlight new Blackboard Learn functionality coming this summer.

 

2 Responses to “New in Blackboard Learn this Summer: Improved Assignment Grading & Test Analysis”

  1. DM

    I cannot wait to try the new inline grading of assignment starting in the fall. I want to recommend that a method be developed to using a grade schema across courses that I create, or that the standard grading schema in the gradebook align with the Chico State standard. It seems so redundant to be recreating a schema to convert course percentages to grades every semester is every course. Maybe I’m missing an efficient trick. Glad to have the inline grading option for more efficiency. Thanks.

    • Peter

      Let us know how you like the assignment grading, David! It’s live now and you can even use it with previously submitted assignments to see how it works.

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