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Viewing the student results


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Blackboard 9.x Essential Training for Instructors

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To view the results of a students' test, go to the Grade Center, find the column, and well, there are the results. In this case, this needs grading. But if it were something that didn't need grading, it was all true/false questions or all multiple-choice question or all questions that were graded by Blackboard, I can see the score here. Now if you have an essay, a short answer, or a file response question you are going to have to grade these by hand, those parts of the questions. One of the easiest ways to do this is you could go here and click on Practice Test, but I want to scroll down.
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  1. 7m 51s
    1. Welcome
      1m 9s
    2. Using the exercise files
      35s
    3. What is an LMS?
      4m 15s
    4. Understanding Blackboard 9.X versions and campus customizations
      1m 52s
  2. 28m 38s
    1. The new graphical user interface
      5m 53s
    2. Exploring course-to-course navigation
      2m 20s
    3. Using course themes
      2m 15s
    4. Looking at course structures and the Quick Setup Guide
      6m 56s
    5. Using new and improved assessments
      7m 24s
    6. Looking at temporary obstacles and workarounds
      2m 36s
    7. Finding more Blackboard information
      1m 14s
  3. 26m 27s
    1. Logging in to Blackboard
      2m 9s
    2. Accessing your course and uploading files
      5m 40s
    3. Creating announcements
      4m 15s
    4. Sending emails
      4m 57s
    5. Viewing your roster
      3m 50s
    6. Downloading the Grade Center
      3m 17s
    7. Setting course availability
      2m 19s
  4. 14m 9s
    1. Understanding the tabs and sub-tabs
      5m 51s
    2. Working with modules
      3m 25s
    3. Personalizing the My Institution page
      1m 40s
    4. Editing the My Courses module
      3m 13s
  5. 12m 38s
    1. Understanding the course layout and breadcrumbs
      5m 13s
    2. Toggling the Edit Mode
      1m 26s
    3. Hiding and unhiding the Course Menu
      1m 9s
    4. Touring the Control Panel
      4m 50s
  6. 23m 53s
    1. Renaming, reorganizing, and deleting
      4m 58s
    2. Adding new menu items
      6m 4s
    3. Managing tools
      3m 40s
    4. Customizing a course
      9m 11s
  7. 16m 17s
    1. Viewing the course roster
      4m 55s
    2. Enrolling students and others
      7m 31s
    3. Why not to unenroll
      3m 51s
  8. 53m 34s
    1. Organizing content into folders
      5m 24s
    2. Uploading files
      11m 49s
    3. Using the Text Editor
      6m 19s
    4. Inserting a multimedia file
      9m 56s
    5. Linking to an external web resource
      4m 25s
    6. Linking to an internal course file
      6m 3s
    7. Making content available to students
      2m 2s
    8. Using the Content Collection
      3m 35s
    9. Copying and moving content
      4m 1s
  9. 24m 24s
    1. Exploring how students view course grades
      4m 1s
    2. Optimizing the Grade Center
      1m 36s
    3. Changing the default letter grading schema
      4m 24s
    4. Creating score columns
      6m 37s
    5. Entering grades
      5m 19s
    6. Viewing grade histories
      2m 27s
  10. 56m 19s
    1. Creating text columns
      3m 1s
    2. Managing columns
      4m 52s
    3. Creating grading periods
      5m 34s
    4. Creating categories
      5m 42s
    5. Dropping scores in the Grade Center
      9m 3s
    6. Weighting grades in the Grade Center
      6m 4s
    7. Downloading grades and editing in Excel
      7m 51s
    8. Uploading student grades
      4m 29s
    9. Changing grades
      3m 37s
    10. Changing a final grade
      6m 6s
  11. 16m 26s
    1. Creating assignments
      6m 22s
    2. Downloading assignments
      5m 16s
    3. Grading assignments
      4m 48s
  12. 37m 51s
    1. Best practices for using online assessments
      4m 21s
    2. Creating an empty test and choosing the Question Settings
      5m 29s
    3. Creating multiple choice questions
      7m 57s
    4. Creating true/false questions
      2m 48s
    5. Creating essay or short answer questions
      4m 5s
    6. Creating fill-in-the-blanks questions
      3m 39s
    7. Creating opinion scale/Likert questions
      5m 51s
    8. Reusing questions
      3m 41s
  13. 30m 28s
    1. Setting test availability and deploying the test
      13m 13s
    2. Assisting students with common testing obstacles
      8m 16s
    3. Viewing the student results
      6m 40s
    4. Reviewing the differences between surveys and tests
      2m 19s
  14. 16m 43s
    1. Sending emails
      6m 20s
    2. Creating announcements
      7m 14s
    3. Using the Course Calendar
      3m 9s
  15. 33m 15s
    1. Creating discussion forums and threads
      13m 1s
    2. Facilitating discussions
      9m 32s
    3. Moderating forums
      3m 36s
    4. Rating posts
      2m 47s
    5. Grading discussions
      4m 19s
  16. 9m 2s
    1. Creating groups
      7m 57s
    2. Adding members to groups
      1m 5s
  17. 4m 32s
    1. Next steps
      4m 32s

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Blackboard 9.x Essential Training for Instructors
6h 52m Beginner Jun 30, 2011 Updated Oct 09, 2012

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In this course, Patrick Crispen teaches the ins and outs of Blackboard 9 so that educators and trainers can get up to speed in the system quickly—even if they've never used Blackboard before. The course explores customizing a course site, managing users, and adding and organizing content, including multimedia. It also shows how to perform student assessments in the Grade Center, as well as how to communicate with students and encourage participation and collaboration.

Topics include:
  • Accessing a course
  • Creating announcements
  • Viewing the roster
  • Working with modules
  • Adding new menu items
  • Enrolling students and others
  • Making content available to students
  • Entering grades
  • Downloading and editing grades in Excel
  • Creating assignments and collecting papers
  • Creating online tests
  • Adding discussion forums and groups
Subjects:
Elearning Teacher Tools Education Educational Technology Higher Education LMS
Software:
Blackboard
Author:
Patrick Crispen

Viewing the student results

To view the results of a students' test, go to the Grade Center, find the column, and well, there are the results. In this case, this needs grading. But if it were something that didn't need grading, it was all true/false questions or all multiple-choice question or all questions that were graded by Blackboard, I can see the score here. Now if you have an essay, a short answer, or a file response question you are going to have to grade these by hand, those parts of the questions. One of the easiest ways to do this is you could go here and click on Practice Test, but I want to scroll down.

I want to show you something that instead of clicking Grade Center and clicking the greater than signs on the right, I am actually going to expand the Grade Center. There is a tool here called Needs Grading. Anytime there's something on your Grade Center that you need to grade, the Needs Grading shows up and I have the ability now to start grading. Now, I want to show you something here. I can grade all the users. When I click that, it's going to open up the first student's paper.

I get to see who the student is. I get to read that student's paper. Or I could choose Grade Anonymously. What that's going to do is it's going to show me one at a time the students' answers, the students' tests, but it's not going to show me the student's name. It's actually just going to show me a number for the student like Student 8 or Student 12. That way I'm being sort of impartial in my grading. I can also Grade by Question or View by Attempts.

In this case, I'm actually going to grade all users. I click on that. I am going to scroll down. I can if I want to overwrite what Blackboard says. If I decide that I'm going to allow that answer, I can go in and enter a new point value here. That's perfectly fine. It doesn't count until I click on Submit. So you have the ability to overwrite or change individual scores. You can't change the answers, but you can change whether or not the students get points for it. I am going to scroll down and there is my essay and I'll type "Thank you Cicero" and scroll up.

And now I have to enter a grade. If you see a dash here, dash in the Grade Center always means that you need to enter a grade. It's missing a grade. I am going to give it a grade of 1, because it's out of 1 points. By the way, could I give it a higher grade? Sure! I can give it the grade of 1,000 if I wanted to. Of course, it's going to completely blow the students grades on Blackboard, because they are going to get the extra points and those extra points will actually count in their final grades. So be very, very careful when you enter grades to make sure that you're entering them in the right scale.

I am going to scroll down, give the feedback. I can also give some extra notes to the students. This is notes not on the essay, but rather on the test itself. I can have feedback to the users or I can do frading notes. When I click on Submit, it would now take me to the next student that I needed to grade. In this case, there's no one else who needs to be graded. By the way, notice I actually didn't enter a grade for the quiz score. I just entered it for that particular item.

If I go back to the Grade Center, you will notice that Jayden's practice test now has 2 points, because I gave him some extra points. I gave him 1 extra point on that first question and then I also gave him a point for the answer at the end. So that's why the Practice Test is worth 2 points here. Let me also show you a couple other things that you might want to know about. That's how to view the test results for a single student or to change their grades. But I want to show you something else.

If I go and click the column header and click the button with the two downward-facing chevrons, I want you to notice that there are a lot of options here. Again, Grade Attempts, Grade Anonymously. It's the same thing we saw when we went to Needs Grading under Grade Center. But I want you to notice here there's also something here called Attempts Statistics. This gives me a report that shows me the answers and the distribution of how the students in my class answered each and every question.

It's not going to give me a graph. It's also not going to show it to me it in raw score. In other words, it's going to say 100% of my students answered question one incorrectly or answered this, the Effective component. Second, it will tell me what the number is. I have to do the math to figure that one out. Scroll down a little further and I can see all the results. This is something you might want to think about downloading or saving or printing on your computer if you're interested in seeing how your students did on your tests. I am going go back to the Grade Center.

I want to show you one other thing. Click on Practice Test. I also have the ability to download the results. The Download Results is actually going to give me a file that I can then open up in a statistics program. It's helpful if you want to analyze responses in a much more in-depth robust way in a stats program like SPSS or SAS. So if I click on Download Results, I can then say okay, I want Tab. I want By User.

Click the Download Results. Let me just open this and I will show you what it looks like. Again, we get that message saying, now this is an XLS file, but it sure looks like a tab-delimited file. Yeah, we know that, and it gives me the username, the last name. It shows me each question. It gives me the answers. I can then go into a stats program and clean this up, recode this, and do some advanced statistics on this if I'm interested. That in a nutshell is what you need to know about test grades in Blackboard.

When you create a test it automatically creates a Test column. If your test contains questions that Blackboard grades, the grades here are going to be automatic. You can just go into Practice Test or the name of the column, click on the button, and you can then see the Attempts Statistics or Download Results. If there's anything in a test that you need to grade, if it has an essay or short answer or a file response, you can then in the column header either go and Grade Attempts, Grade Anonymously, or down here under Grade Center you can click on Needs Grading.

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