Grading with Blackboard LTI 1.3

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This page is about Blackboard specific functionality that Turnitin does not develop. While we make every effort to keep pages like this up-to-date, it may differ slightly from your experience based on Blackboard's feature developments.

Ultra view

Grades provided in the Turnitin Feedback Studio viewer are automatically passed back to the instructor's Blackboard Gradebook and are passed back to the student's Gradebook on the feedback release date. If the instructor provides a grade to the student in the Blackboard Gradebook, the grade entered there will not pass back to the Feedback Studio viewer or the Turnitin assignment inbox.

For assignments with anonymous marking enabled, the grade will automatically pass back to the Blackboard Gradebook for both the instructor and student on the Turnitin feedback release date.

Original view

With LTI 1.3, the Blackboard grade column is visible by default, and grades are automatically updated when given in Turnitin. The feedback given in Feedback Studio will remain hidden from students however until the feedback release date.

For instructors wanting to release the grade at the same time as the feedback, they need to manually hide the grade column from students when creating an assignment. Once grades (and perhaps feedback) are ready to be released to the student, the grade column can be unhidden and revealed to the students.

For students, within the Turnitin LTI inbox, the grade will appear based on the Turnitin feedback release date. If the Instructor has supplied a grade in the Blackboard Grade Center, it will not pass back to the Turnitin inbox and if a different grade is given in Feedback Studio than has already been entered in the Blackboard grade column, the Blackboard grade will be updated to match the Feedback Studio grade.

For assignments with anonymous marking enabled, the grade will automatically pass back to the Blackboard Grade Center for both the instructor and student on the Turnitin feedback release date.

Using the gradebook

The screenshots below pertain to the Ultra course view of Blackboard.

Any grades that an instructor manually enters will take precedence over any existing or future grades added in Turnitin Feedback Studio. In order for grades to remain synced between Turnitin and the Blackboard Learn gradebook, any manual grades should be removed.

To access the gradebook, navigate to the Course page and then select the Gradebook option at the top.
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Gradeable items view Full gradebook view

There are several things you can do in the Gradeable Items tab:

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  1. View recent submissions
  2. View full gradebook
  3. Search - Search by submission number
  4. Upload gradebook
  5. Download gradebook
  6. Gradebook settings
  7. View gradable items
  8. View individual student's grades
  9. Due date - Due date of the assignment
  10. Grading status
  11. Post - Post grades to student gradebook
  12. Details - Reveals a dropdown for student messaging and accommodations
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