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Faculty Blackboard Original View Help Guide

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Assignments & Rubrics


Should I use a rubric?

  • Should students see rubric descriptions?
  • Should students see rubric score range?
  • Should students see rubric after grading?

Should I use SafeAssign?

  • Should students see the originality report?
  • Should submissions be excluded from the Institutional or Global Reference Databases? (common for draft assignments)



A scoring tool you can use to evaluate graded work and for students to know your expectations for grades given
sample rubric

Create Rubrics

Associating Rubrics with Gradable Content

More with Rubrics

Discussion Board

An area of the Discussion Board where participants discuss a topic or a group of related topics
An initial post in the Discussion Board and all replies to it

Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Interactive web conferencing environment to connect to your students individually or in groups


When using a rubric, don't forget to add feedback through the Show Feedback option.

Show feedback sample