This guide is relevant to the following Mode of Submission: Blackboard Blog
Integration creates a Weighted Total Column in the Grade Centre.
This can be mapped to the Grade Centre column for any assessed blogs on the course.
Please note: a Blackboard Blog is always visible to other students on the course.
If you want students’ posts to be private, you need to specify the RISIS Mode of Submission as Journal rather than Blog.
Steps in managing an assessed Blog
- Create one or more a gradable Blogs as required for assessment – these might be individual or Group Blogs.
- Edit the Blog settings e.g.
- tick the box to enable marking
- set a due date
- set Points Possible
- provide instructions for students
- Create a link to the Blog for students
- Mark student Blog entries – see the Blackboard help page Blackboard blogs: marking and feedback
- After marking and moderation, map the Weighted Total column and send marks to RISIS.
Roles and Responsibilities
- The module convenor and programme administrator should agree who will create the Blog, and in which area of the course. This should be the ‘Assessment’ area, unless there are compelling reasons for placing it elsewhere.
- Providing instructions for the Blog is the academic’s responsibility.
- Likewise agreeing on optional settings such as ‘Allow Users to Edit and Delete Entries’, and choosing the setting for ‘Show participants in “needs marking” status’ (i.e. deciding if students should appear in Needs Marking every time they make a new Blog post, or less frequently).
- Programme Administrators should ensure that the correct assessment settings are applied to the Blog and associated Grade Centre column.
For more, see Blackboard Blogs and Journal
See also Blackboard Blogs, Journals and Wikis: editing settings applied by EMA Integration.