e-Assessment: Assignment set-up essential advice


This post outlines some key information for setting up assignment submissions for the coming academic year, including how to’s, checklists and essential advice.





Set up new assignment submissions points and deploy Tests

Following changes to the annual course rollover process, assignment submission points and Grade Centre settings are no longer being included in the content copied from an existing course into the new instance of it for this academic year. Continue reading

e-Assessment: New features summary

Blackboard Assignment tool – Submission receipts

email-iconStudents will now receive an email receipt to their University email address when they submit work to the Blackboard Assignment tool. This ensures parity of experience for students, who already receive a receipt if they submit to Turnitin and gives re-assurance to students that they have submitted their work.

Further information for Staff: How the receipts work and where to find them

Advice for students on successful submission:

Using Blackboard Assignment (and Using Turnitin)


Turnitin – Feedback Studio

Revised online marking and similarity checking interface.

Welcome to the Feedback StudioTurnitin have updated the interface for marking work online to make it more user friendly. They have improved your ability to add feedback, see originality matches, navigate between different views, and switch tools. The new interface is called ‘Feedback Studio’ and replaces ‘GradeMark’.

Find out more details and see the help guides

Try out the Feedback Studio using this interactive demo


Box of Broadcasts

If you subscribe to the Library News blog you will have seen a recent post Presenting BoB – our new resource for TV & radio:

Our newest e-resource is Box of Broadcasts (BoB) – BoB is a resource that allows you to record and view TV and radio programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels.
Also available is an archive of over 2 million programmes from the 1990s to the present day – ready to watch. Includes content from; BBC TV and radio, ITV, Channel 4, Film4, some foreign language channels, the BBC Shakespeare Archive and lots more! Check the full list of available channels.

We’ve produced a user guide showing you how to link to a Box of Broadcast recording (or playlist, or clip) from your Blackboard course: Linking from Blackboard to Box of Broadcast (BoB) recordings

We understand that BoB will shortly be introducing an embed function, and when that is live we’ll update our guide accordingly.


Meanwhile, as the Library blog post says

For more information on how you may use the content available, please check the access page or have a look at Box of Broadcast’s FAQs

If you plan to use BoB to enhance your teaching we’d love to hear about it! Contact Natalie Guest with your ideas.