To Grade Assignments Using Inline Grading:
Important note: The annotation portion of the inline grading feature only works on assignments created outside of the Blackboard text editor. For example, you will not be able to annotate blog entries, wikis, journals or assignments written inside of Blackboard using the Blackboard text editor. Annotation is possible when a student submits their Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc. document as an attachment.
To use Inline Grading, create an assignment as you normally would. For directions on how to create an assignment in Blackboard, please see the tutorial on assignment creation.
1. Click the Grade Center tab and select “Assignments”,
2. Click the Full Grade Center and select the assignment that you would like to grade.
or 3. Click on “Needs Grading” under Grade Center. Select “grade all” to grade everything that has been submitted, or filter to select only some attempts.
The assignment will open in a reading panel. Select “hide user names” for student anonymity during grading.
Select the “add comment” button to make the annotation panel appear. Use the tools in the annotation panel to add text, highlight, draw on and comment on a student’s assignment. If a rubric was added to the assignment, it will appear in the Grade box.
Leave comments in the Grader Feedback section to send a note to the student along with their graded assignment. When finished grading, select “submit” to send the grade back to the student and move on to the next assignment.
To view an assignment that has been already graded, go to the Grade Center, select the dropdown box located in the grade box. Select “view grade details”. From here review the assignment, re-grade it or clear attempts.