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Topic Overview

The Bb Grader provides instructors the ability for reviewing, providing feedback, and grading student submissions to Blackboard Learn assignments via the iPad tablet.

You can download the Bb Grader app from the iTunes store by clicking here


Grading Individual Student Assignments

  1. Launch Bb Grader App
    Bb Grader Login Screen

  2. Type Syracuse University into the "Find Your Institution" field. Select Syracuse University Courses
    Bb Grader Login Screen

  3. You will be taken to the Syracuse University Blackboard login page.
    Syracuse University Blackboard Login
  4. Select SU NetID Login
    Syracuse University Blackboard Netid Login
  5. Type in your Username and Password. You will be taken to the Syracuse University web interface
    Blackboard Homepage Example

  6.  Click the back button - top left hand corner
    Click Back Button - Upper Left

  7. You will return to the Bb Grader "Find your Institution" field.  Select Syracuse University Courses
    Bb Grader Select Institution Screen

  8. You will be logged into Bb Grader
    Bb Grader Home Screen

  9. Click drop down arrow to select a course
    Course Select Drop-down

  10. Click (Select) an assignment to grade
    Assignment Select Screen

  11. Click (Select) the student's name to view their assignment submission
    Student Submission List Screen

  12. Review and grade the student's submission
    Student submission Example

  13. You are able to add text, audio, and video feedback
    Student Submission Feedback Screen

  14. Allow Bb Grader to access the tablets microphone and/or camera in order to provide audio and video feedback
  15. *Note*  Video feedback is limited to 1 minute.  Audio feedback is limited to 20 minutes.
    Microphone Access Prompt for Audio Feedback

  16. Once feedback is complete click Send Grade
    Send Grade Confirmation

  17. You will receive a Success notification
    Send Grade Success Message

  18. The grade will be sent to your course's Blackboard Grade Center
    Blackboard Grade Center Example

  19. Students will access the returned submission and view their grade via My Grades in Blackboard
    Student My Grades View

  20. Audio feedback is available to students as .m4a files and video feedback is available as .MOV files. Students will need to use an application on their computer to play this feedback.
    Text and Audio Feedback for Students


Grading Group Assignments

  1. Click (Select) the Course
    Bb Grader Course Selection Screen

  2. Click (Select) Assignment you want to grade
    Bb Grader Assignment Selection Screen

  3. Click (Select) the Group
    Bb Grader Group Selection Screen

  4. Wait for the submission to generate
    Group Submission Generating Screen
    Group Submission Preview Screen

  5. You are able to annotate the assignment using the Comment feature. Click the Comment icon once, click the area where you would like the comment to appear, and then begin to type your comment.
    Submission Commenting Examples

  6. Add Grade and text, audio, and video feedback. Once you are finished grading, click Send Grade
    Bb Grader Feedback Tool

  7. You can download the file and/or annotated .pdf file
    Download Original Submission or Annotated File

  8. A green check mark indicates the grade and feedback have been sent to the Blackboard grade center
    Bb Grader Group List Showing Sent Confirmation Checkmark

  9. Students will access the feedback via My Grades in Blackboard. Students can view instructor feedback in the FEEDBACK column or by clicking on the name of the assignment.
    Student View of My Grades
    Student View of Submission Annotations and Feedback