Blackboard Support : Staff – Assessment

Guidance on e-assessment features in Blackboard. These tools are suitable for formative, summative, diagnostic, peer and evaluative assessment. Covering:

  • e-submission, e-marking and e-feedback.
  • Evaluation, tests and quizzes.
  • Management of assessment and feedback to students.


Planning for e-Assessment

Advice on planning and implementing electronic assessment processes and choosing the right tools for e-submission.


E-marking essentials

Essential information for anyone marking coursework and returning feedback to students online


Students with Specific Learning Difficulties

The use of ‘green stickers’ with e-submission.


Turnitin Assignment Tool

How to set up and use Turnitin for e-submission, marking and feedback.

How to use and interpret the results of the Similarity Reports generated by Turnitin on students’ written assignments.


Blackboard Assignment Tool

How to set up and use Blackboard’s in-built assignment submission tool.


Group Assignments

How to set up and mark Blackboard and Turnitin assignments for groups.


Grade Centre

How to control and manage access to electronic assessments, including the timing of feedback to students.


Tests and Surveys

How to set up and run online tests and surveys including different types of questions (e.g. MCQ and hot spot).



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