Month: September 2014

Blackboard Quick Tip: Avoid ‘Prohibit Backtracking’ on Test Options (UPDATED)

Tests with the “prohibit backtracking” option selected may cause students to encounter an error and lose their work. Instructors should not enable “prohibit backtracking,” or turn it off if it’s already enabled.

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MCC has more than 200 technology-equipped classrooms. Attend this session (offered three times at three locations) to learn how to effectively and efficiently use this powerful equipment.

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Blackboard Tip: Don’t Use ‘ANGEL Letter’!

I’ve had a few calls about inflated grades — grades that shouldn’t, mathematically, be showing As, but the grade does show that way in a given grade center.

Blackboard Tip: ‘Ignore’ Attempts

We’ve covered clearing blank or duplicate attempts, but that totally deletes the submission from the course history. Instead, try using the ignore attempt method.

Blackboard Quick Tip: Show the Full Grading and Submission History for all Students

Here’s a neat trick: Run a simple report in your Blackboard gradebook to see a detailed submission history for all students across all activities.