When assessing offline submissions via a Blackboard Ultra assignment, as well as being able to give grades and feedback to individual students or groups, you can also use Blackboard rubrics, and can upload external documents as part of your feedback to students.
In order to be able to assess work that will not be submitted to NILE, you will need to set up a Blackboard Ultra offline submission assignment.
To set up your assignment, from within the 'Assessment and submission' area in your Ultra course, select the '+' (plus) button, and choose 'Create'.
From the 'Create Item' panel, choose 'Assignment',
Give the assignment a title. Then select the assignment settings cog to set up the assignment.
Add in a due date (normally, this will be the date on which the presentation, performance, etc., takes place), and select the 'Collect submissions offline' option.
Scroll down the 'Assignment Settings' panel to view and update the rest of the assignment settings.
Choose the correct letter schema in 'Mark using' (UnderGrad Letter or PostGrad Letter), select 100 for the 'Maximum points', and ensure that 'Post assessment marks automatically' is not selected.
If you want to attach a Blackboard rubric to use when grading and feeding back to students, of if you want to change the assignment from an individual assignment to a group assignment, you can select these options at the bottom of the panel, under 'Additional Tools'. When setting up a group assignment, it is easiest to set up the group before you set up the assignment, especially if you have a large cohort and a lot of groups.
For more information about setting up and using rubrics with Blackboard Ultra assignments, please see: https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Ultra/Grade/Rubrics
For more information about setting up groups, please see: https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Ultra/Interact/Course_Groups/Create_Groups
Finally, select 'Save' to save your assignment.
If you are using a Blackboard rubric and want this to be available to your students prior to receiving their grades and feedback, you will need to set the assignment to 'Visible to students'. Otherwise, you can leave it set to 'Hidden from students'.
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