Blackboard & Turnitin: Get ready to wrap up the academic year

As the academic year draws to a close there are a number of valuable tasks you can do to ensure your content within Blackboard sites are archived correctly.

Back up Content, Downloading and Archiving

Turnitin

Blackboard

Advise students to back up their content

NB: Once a student has been removed from a Blackboard, their marks, Turnitin originality reports, feedback or submission receipts, Discussion board, Wiki, Blog or Journal contributions will be deleted and cannot be restored.

Downloading and Archiving Grade Centre Marks / Grades

Blackboard Original

The Grade Centre displays a column for each Blackboard or Turnitin Assignment, as well as any Blackboard Tests, or Discussion board posts, Blogs and Wikis that have been set to appear in the Grade Centre.  It is used as a mark repository and needs to be downloaded and archived as well as (currently) transferring into the student record system.

Please note that this DOES NOT download any feedback that you may have given. For this please see downloading and archiving Feedback given on any Blackboard Assignments, Discussion board posts, Blogs, Journals or Wikis.

The short screencast below was recorded in an earlier version of Blackboard Original, however, once in the Grade Centre the steps are exactly the same.

https://cccu.yuja.com/V/Video?v=190824&node=813885&a=352795182&autoplay=1

Direct Link: https://cccu.yuja.com/V/Video?v=190824&node=813885&a=352795182&autoplay=1

Downloading and Archiving Discussion Board contributions

Blackboard Original

If you have used Discussion Boards within your Blackboard course and if your students contributions formed part of an assessment you may wish to consider downloading and archiving these for future reference.

The short screencast below was recorded in an earlier version of Blackboard Original, however, once in the Discussion Board area the steps are exactly the same.

https://cccu.yuja.com/V/Video?v=190829&node=813894&a=1790030297&autoplay=1

Direct Link: https://cccu.yuja.com/V/Video?v=190829&node=813894&a=1790030297&autoplay=1

Downloading and Archiving Blog, Journal or Wiki contributions

Blackboard Original

In addition to Discussion Boards that have been used as part of an assessment, you may wish to download and archive students’ contributions to any Blogs, Journals or Wikis for future reference.

The short screencast below was recorded in an earlier version of Blackboard Original, however, once in the Blog, Journal or Wiki area the steps are exactly the same.

https://cccu.yuja.com/V/Video?v=191286&node=815560&a=1248633375&autoplay=1

Direct Link: https://cccu.yuja.com/V/Video?v=191286&node=815560&a=1248633375&autoplay=1

Downloading and Archiving Test or Survey responses

Blackboard Original

When test results are downloaded the spreadsheet includes students’ names and usernames.  Unlike tests, surveys are intended to gather opinions form students where they can reply honestly because their anonymity is protected.  As a result, when you download survey results, the results will not include any information that identifies each student.

The short screencast below was recorded in an earlier version of Blackboard Original, however, once in the Grade Centre the steps are exactly the same.

https://cccu.yuja.com/V/Video?v=190831&node=813896&a=1119232764&autoplay=1

Direct Link: https://cccu.yuja.com/V/Video?v=190831&node=813896&a=1119232764&autoplay=1

Course Statistics Performance Dashboard

Blackboard Original

The Performance Dashboard shows you all types of user activity in your course.  All users enrolled in the course are listed, including instructors with pertinent information about each user’s progress and activity.  This can be a useful part of your statistic which needs to be kept and downloaded.

The short screencast below was recorded in an earlier version of Blackboard Original, however, once in the Evaluations area the steps are exactly the same.

https://cccu.yuja.com/V/Video?v=190832&node=813897&a=1462349986&autoplay=1

Direct Link: https://cccu.yuja.com/V/Video?v=190832&node=813897&a=1462349986&autoplay=1

Course Statistics Blackboard Reports

Blackboard Original

There are several types of course reports that you can ‘run’ to view information about course usage and activity.  These can be useful to download and archive for future reference.

The short screencast below was recorded in an earlier version of Blackboard Original, however, once in the Evaluations area the steps are exactly the same.

https://cccu.yuja.com/V/Video?v=190985&node=814279&a=414971463&autoplay=1

Direct Link: https://cccu.yuja.com/V/Video?v=190985&node=814279&a=414971463&autoplay=1

Downloading and Archiving Feedback on Assignments

Blackboard Original

Downloading and Archiving the table of Grades / Marks from the Blackboard Grade Centre does not capture any feedback that you may have given students on any of their Blackboard Assignments, Blogs, Discussion Board posts, Journals nor Wikis.

The short screencast below was recorded in an earlier version of Blackboard Original, however, once in the Grade Centre the steps are exactly the same.

https://cccu.yuja.com/V/Video?v=190957&node=814222&a=383182989&autoplay=1

Direct Link: https://cccu.yuja.com/V/Video?v=190957&node=814222&a=383182989&autoplay=1