You can see the student perspective and how they complete an assessment and evaluate their peers.
You can preview an assessment in two ways from the Assessment Canvas page:
- Choose Submission to view what students see when they initially access the assessment. To preview a question, select its name.
- Choose Evaluation to view what students see when they evaluate their peers' assessments or their own.
Preview pages are read-only. You can't make edits.
On the Evaluation Preview page, select the evaluator username to display the appropriate Evaluation page. Each question appears in a grouping of tabs. Navigate through the tabs to display the submitted response for that question. In preview mode, the status is always Not Started.
If it exists, select Model Response to open the example for that question.
You can view the number of points given out of how many points are possible. In preview mode, points appear as 0 / xxx.
Students access assessments from a course area. The Submission and Evaluation date ranges appear with the link. Students can submit answers directly on the question page and upload files to support their answers.
- In the course area, select the View/Complete Assessment link to begin an assessment.
- On the Take Assessment page, select a question link and type a response.
- Optionally, attach one or more files and type a Link Title as needed.
- Select Next.
- Repeat the steps until all of the questions are answered.
- Select Submit.
You can allow your students to evaluate their peers' assessments and provide valuable feedback. This feedback can improve comprehension of the material for both the assessed peer and the student who provides the evaluation.
Students can access an assessment with the same link they used to complete it and begin the evaluation. The Evaluation Overview page lists the number of submissions the student need to evaluate, with the evaluator's name at the top of the list.
If you enable anonymous evaluation, an evaluator doesn't see the name of any student during evaluation. Students can evaluate assessments only during the evaluation period designated by you.
Don't enroll or unenroll students after the evaluation start date. Results already gathered may be negatively affected.
- In the course area, select the assessment's View/Complete Assessment link to begin the evaluation.
- On the Evaluation Overview page, select the appropriate name.
- On the Evaluation page, review the text in the Submission box. Expand the Criteria for review. Review attached files. Select Model Response to compare.
- Type the number of points for each criterion and provide feedback, if requested.
- Select the Allocate Points check box.
- Select Save and Next Criteria to move to the next criteria or Save and Next Question.
- Select Submit.
At points in the assessment process, you may need to view student submissions, evaluations, or the overall results. On the Control Panel, expand the Course Tools section and select Self and Peer Assessment.
On the Self and Peer Assessment page, from the menu of the assessment, select View Submissions, View Evaluations, or View Results. Although they contain unique information, each page includes a list of student names. Next to each name, you can select View or Download.
You also have the option to Download All on each page:
- View Submissions: A zipped file is created that contains separate HTML files for each submission, along with any files included with the submissions.
- View Evaluations: A zipped file is created that contains several CSV files summarizing evaluation results.
- View Results: A single CSV file is created that contains the average percentage and score for each student submission.
From the Results page, you can also transfer the average score to the Grade Center. All evaluation scores, including self evaluations, are included when the assignment score is calculated. If necessary, you can adjust grades in the Grade Center.
You can export Self and Peer Assessments to save them outside of Blackboard Learn. You can import them as needed.
You can import assessments from Course Files, the Content Collection, or your computer.
- Access a content area. From the Assessments menu, select Self and Peer Assessment.
- On the Create Self and Peer Assessment page, select Import.
- Browse to locate the assessment file.
- Type a a name for the imported assessment. If you don't type a name, the imported assessment name is used.
- Select Submit.
If the start date of the imported assessment is in the past, the system resets it to 24 hours from the time it's imported. All other dates are adjusted forward in time and maintain the same relationships that were established in the original assessment. For example, if you import an assessment with a due date four weeks after the start date, the new default start date would be tomorrow. The due date would be four weeks plus one day.
The assessment file is packaged in a compressed ZIP file. Only the assessment-with its questions and criteria-is exported. Previous submissions for the assessment aren't exported.
- Access the content area that contains the Self and Peer Assessment you want to export.
- Access the Self and Peer Assessment's menu and select Edit.
- On the Edit page, select Export Assessment.
- The download to your computer begins.