# Blackboard Help

## Blackboard Ultra

Learn more about our new Institution Page and Base Navigation in Blackboard Ultra from Rita Vela, Bb Consultant, who gave two training sessions for Davenport.  Each training contains the basics but depending on questions, other tips on using the interface emerged in each session.

## Assignments & Rubrics

### Consider

#### 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)

### Rubrics

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

## Discussion Board

Forum
An area of the Discussion Board where participants discuss a topic or a group of related topics
When using a rubric, don't forget to add feedback through the Show Feedback option.