- Go to the course/module in Blackboard
- Under the Control Panel, click Grade Centre then Full Grade Centre
- Find the column associated with the assignment. New assignments appear at the right. You may need to scroll across.
- Find the column and use the drop down menu and then click Hide from Students (on/off)
When you are happy for students to see their grades and feedback, return to the Grade Centre and repeat the above steps
We have discovered that there is an issue with the “Reveal grades to students only on post date?” setting within Turnitin. We have made Turnitin aware of this issue and are waiting for a resolution/advice.
At the moment it will be worth checking the settings in your Turnitin assignments because unless you have explicitly selected the YES radio button they are defaulting to NO. It is also putting this setting back to NO if you select the option at the foot of the page “Would you like to save these options as your defaults for future assignments?”
For an explanation also look at the image in the post (click on the image to view a larger version).
This means that as soon as you assign a grade to the work students have submitted they will be able to view that grade. For some of you this may not be an issue at all but for others it may be.
In addition if you wish to make sure that the grades are released to students when you wish look at this earlier post.
If you are using GradeMark through to score students work, the scores will be transferred to the Blackboard Grade Centre.
If you need to ensure the grades are released at the correct time and not ahead of time, you need to do the following:
- When creating the assignment, ensure the ‘post date’ is set to the time when you want students to be able to see Grades.
- Ensure you have set an appropriate points total (usually 100)
- Ensure that you click ‘More options’ so that you can find ‘Reveal grades to students only on post date?’ and set it to ‘Yes’
- Finally, go to the Grade Centre in Blackboard and hide the Grade Centre Column (See separate post)