This article outlines alternative methods to allow students to submit large or medial files electronically for marking.
It is good practice for students to understand how to manage the size of files that are produced. This article provides guidance that should be provided to students when they are producing work to help make files more manageable and smaller in size.
Where continued reassessments differ from the assessment pattern for the current cohort of students and a separate assessment is created in either the main cohort’s Blackboard module site or the old cohort’s Blackboard module site (depending on which Blackboard site continued reassessment students are enrolled), you must ensure that any continued reassessments are managed using Adaptive Release so that they are available only to the relevant students.
When setting assignments that require students to create a media-based output, these video and audio files can be uploaded and submitted to a media server (called Medial) via a Blackboard Assignment submission point.
The Assignment tool allows you to set up an online submission point for students to submit their work electronically from wherever they are working. You access their submissions, and can provide electronic feedback (e.g. in the form of online annotations directly on the student work, or uploaded file attachments) along with their mark, through the Grade Centre.
You can set up a Turnitin Assignment which allows students to see their own Originality Reports by completing the following steps to create a submission point:
Due to students' work being lost irretrievably, we have decided to remove the function to clear a students' attempt/ submission.
There may still be times when students have submitted the wrong file, but as we are now recommending that submission points should allow unlimited attempts for students, there is no need to clear the attempt. However, there is still the option to ignore the attempt. This allows for the instructor to effectively disregard that particular attempt, without the risk of losing any work.
Both regular Blackboard Assignments and Turnitin Assignments automatically issue students with an email receipt on submission of their work. Confirmation emails are sent to student university email addresses, and details are stored in the Blackboard site that students submitted or uploaded their work to.
Accessing details of receipts issued for Blackboard Assignments
Step 1: Go to the Blackboard site in which the Assignment is set up and to which students have submitted.
Automatically created Blackboard assignment submission points for summative tasks and subtasks are set up with the following information and instructions:
In some cases, reassessment due dates may have shifted due to boards being rescheduled, or the incorrect due date may have been set up on the Blackboard assignment originally due to incorrect SITS data. If either of these applies, you will need to update both the due date and availability of your reassessment submission points in your Blackboard module sites.
These instructions apply specifically to setting up and using a Blackboard Assignment submission point for an online exam in response to COVID-19.