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Tracking Attendance

Many instructors who teach face-to-face and blended courses use attendance data as part of their students' overall grades. Also, some institutions and programs have attendance policies that require ... teach face-to-face and blended courses use attendance data as part of their student's overall grades. For each class meeting, you can mark whether a student is present, late, absent, or excused. The

New Ultra Feature Considerations

Grading Option: Ultra provides an improved Complete–Incomplete Grading Schema.  This can be used for things such as an activity or a Class Introductions Discussion that is not graded but where

Migration Prep Guide

and graded activities in an Ultra course shell. Review Ultra Example courses found in Blackboard on the Workshops and Orientation tab on the Bb homepage to see examples of Ultra courses you can use as

Copying Announcements and Discussions from Original Course View to Ultra

This guide pertains to Ultra Course View. If your course is in Original Course View, see the Original Course View tutorial collection. Overview In Blackboard Ultra, there is not currently

SafeAssign

within Blackboard that is useful in detecting and reducing possible cases of plagiarism by students. After enabling the SafeAssign option in Blackboard, submitted student work is then checked against an

Add Questions to a Test

can't enable anonymous or parallel grading.   The Test Content area opens where you type the question and answer choices if required, such as for Multiple-Choice questions. Questions have a default value of 1 point. Select the Points box to type a new value.

500-Level Course Assignment Set Up for Graduate Students

or consult with a Teaching and Learning Consultant from The Office of Curriculum and Instructional Support for help in creating a suitable graduate-level graded activity in your course. To ensure

Deleting Course Files in Ultra

This guide pertains to Ultra Course View. If your course is in Original Course View, see the Original Course View tutorial collection.   Each Blackboard shell has a File Size Quota of 500

Editing Course Name of an Ultra Course

Blackboard has (2) identifying properties:  Shell ID (cannot be changed) and Course Name (editable).  The Shell ID is derived from SAP, CMU's primary information system where courses are created.  Upon

Peer Review for Qualitative Peer Assessments

the evaluation process and help you, as an instructor, to better track students’ accomplishments. You can grade using a rubric and your students can see that rubric you may use for grading. Peer

Final Review Before Opening Course to Students

blackboard ... Before making the course shell available to students, ensure your course is prepared for student access and learning by completing the tasks below: Course Prep Checklist Use the Course Prep

Student Performance Thresholds

thresholds in their course for student performance.  When set, alerts can be sent to the Activity Stream.  Thresholds can be set for days of inactivity, missed due dates, and/or for percentage grades

Exceptions

assessment or other graded activity in the course. About Assessment Exceptions When special circumstances arise, you can give an individual student an exception on a specific test or assignment.  An

Federal Student Loan Adjustment Form

your offered federal loan due to a decline in federal work study amount or a change in grade level. Eligibility All eligible enrolled students. Cost There is currently no charge for this service. Related Services None at this time

Peer Review Assignments

Blackboard by your instructor for a qualitative peer review.    How the Peer Review Tool Works Peer Review involves 2 steps to complete:  Submitting your work for peer review and then completing a