*While Blackboard Ultra assignments do allow the option to hide student names during marking, this is not recommended because a permanent paper ID is not generated, which means that it is not possible to keep a record of which pieces of work were internally moderated. Additionally, it is not possible to de-anonymise individual submissions where academic misconduct is suspected. For these reasons, anonymous marking is only recommended when using Turnitin assignments.
This guide explains how to set up a Blackboard Assignment. It covers all the recommended settings and steps to ensure the assignment runs smoothly for both staff and students throughout the submission and grading electronically process.
To help your students understand the process, please add a link to the student guide in your Ultra course: Submitting a Blackboard Assignment - Student guide.
Select the Assessment and submission folder.
Select the Assignment item from the Assessment submenu.
Enter the Assignment name based on the Assessment ID and description listed in your module specifications.
Add a summary of the assessment and upload any additional files students may require to complete the assignment.
Select and modify the Due Date and Time.
Prohibit Past Due Date submissions, if appropriate. (This feature will be available from April)
In the Mark Category section, ensure the category is set to Assignment.
Select and modify Attempts allowed.
Select Maximum points and set to 100.
Select Add marking rubric to use an existing rubric or create a new rubric.
Select Description and enter an optional description of the assessment.
Select Hidden from students to change the availability of the assessment.
Select Close to return to the Course Content screen.
Your Blackboard Ultra Assignment is now set up.
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