EMA Integration FAQ: What if I don’t yet have all the required information for an assessment?

Please note

  • You flag a module as ready in RISIS, not individual assessments.
  • If a module has been flagged as ready, but one of the assessments is still lacking some essential information, nothing will be created in Blackboard for that particular assessment.

So if you’re still waiting for details of one assessment, there’s no need to hold up the process for the module as a whole.

Once you do have the required details, such as Mode of Submission and Due Date, enter these into RISIS. If your module has already been flagged as ready, the new assessment will be passed to Blackboard immediately, without the need for you to do anything further.

More on flagging modules as ready

If you are unsure of all the details for an assessment, it is better to leave those fields blank – it is much easier to enter the correct data later, than to update incorrect data which has already been sent to Blackboard.

Important information!

When can fields be left blank in RISIS?

For RISIS assessments that rolled forward from last year, the Points Possible and Mode of Submission fields will be blank - and can be left blank if you do not yet have this information.
You will only be forced to enter details of the Points Possible and Mode of Submission if you need to change other details about the assessment (e.g. assessment title or weighting).

For completely new assessments added to RISIS this year, you are obliged to enter Points Possible and Mode of Submission in order to save the record.

When adding a new assessment in  RISIS, Points Possible will default 100 (for all assessment types apart from exam, which defaults to 0), but if necessary this can be changed at any time.