Assessments and Grading
Multiple attempts for Group Assessments - 3900.41
Blackboard Learn SaaS
Ultra Course View
Impact: Instructors, Students
Some instructional scenarios are better supported when students have multiple attempts. With this release, we are adding support for multiple attempts in group assessments. Instructors may want student groups to submit work in phases. Other instructors may wish to provide student groups with iterative feedback. This approach may improve students' experiences in group work, engagement, and learning.
Instructors will now have the option to give more than one attempt for group assessments.
Image 1. Assessment Settings for group assessment with more than one attempt
From the submissions page, the instructor can view the following:
- all groups
- attempt and submission details
- group grade(s)
- option to post all grades or individual group grades
- more options, including add or edit exceptions
When grading, the instructor can view the following:
- the assessment and all groups
- the number of members in each group
- the number of remaining attempts and/or submission details,
- the status
- the grade
The instructor may select a group to view/grade their attempts. All attempts with their respective grades and the final posted grade appear. There is also a possibility to search for submissions by the submission receipt number.
Image 2. Submissions panel for Group 2 with all group submissions in the background
Image 3. Assignment Content, Grading and Feedback for Attempt 4 for Group 2
When a student in a group begins a submission for the group assessment, the number of remaining attempts is displayed. There are no changes to all other details and information related to the group.
Image 4. Single student in a group before viewing a group assessment
After a student submits the assessment for the group, group members can view the number of remaining attempts. The members can view the grade and assessment (depending on the instructor's settings).
Image 5. Single student in a group views previous and remaining attempts information and grade
For administrators: This feature is available for all Ultra courses. There are no configurations needed.