ReCap Submissions Marking and Feedback

Blackboard Original

How do I access students’ submitted media?

You can see students’ submissions to Blackboard Original Assignments via the Grade Centre in the Control Panel in Blackboard Original.  Click on the exclamation mark icon and select the submission attempt you want to view.  Click on the link to embedded ReCap media within the submission to view.

Accessing submissions via the Grade Centre

Tip: select the Assignments link to show only Blackboard Assignments and not Turnitin Assignments or other types of Grade Centre column.

See the Blackboard Original Assignments guide for staff for more information on accessing submissions, including files attached directly to the submission rather than embedded, how to set the number of submission attempts that can be made and how to clear an incorrect submission.

With the current security settings in Blackboard Original only a link will show, not a ‘thumbnail’ of the embedded media.  Click on the link to play the media.  Direct playback within the Blackboard Assignment is possible with in Blackboard Ultra sites from 22/23. 

Why can I open a student’s ReCap media but not play it?

Newly uploaded media needs to be processed by ReCap before it can be played.  You will see the holding icon (shown below) while it is being processed.

Showing media still processing

The student guidance advises their media can be embedded in the Blackboard Assignment and submitted immediately, before ReCap has finished processing it, and that markers will be able to play it after ReCap has finished processing it. 

Contact the IT Service Desk if you find it is still not playable after an hour or two.

Adding and releasing marks and feedback

This is done in the standard way for any Blackboard Original Assignment submission, whether or not ReCap is embedded, as summarised in the diagram below (note need to click on the small down arrow under the mark open the feedback area). 

Where to add a mark and feedback

See the Blackboard Original Assignments guide for staff for instructions on releasing feedback, noting particularly the need to ensure the Grade Centre column is set as not visible to students until you are ready to release feedback.