Blackboard Tip: Attach Files to Learner Feedback

When grading, some instructors attach various types of files to return to students as part of the feedback process.  Here’s how to attach files to graded assignments in Blackboard.

Thanks to information technology instructor Guillermo Rosas for writing and sharing today’s tip!

Click on the chevron to show the Grading Panel. You could also click your cursor in the “attempt” box to make “Feedback to Learner” appear. It’s important that you (eventually) put the numerical grade in this lower attempt box, NOT the top box. The top box will reflect the lower box, but not the other way around. The top box is for situations in which there are multiple attempts, the instructor grades all, and then the average (or highest, or last, or whatever) is what actually goes in the gradebook.

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Enter your feedback and then click on the paper clip icon.
 2The Insert Content Link window will appear.
In the Insert Content Link window, attach your file by clicking Browse My Computer, the file will appear beneath Attached Files.  Once you’re ready to upload and attach your file, click Submit.
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Your attachment(s) will appear as a link in the Feedback to Learner text field.
Click Submit to record the grade and feedback.
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When the student reviews his or her grade, they will see something similar to this in the feedback:
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 It’s important to note that in order for the student to see your feedback and attachments, they must click on My Grades and then click on the linked title for the assignment or on the speech bubble next to the numerical grade.
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Alex is online course support technician at IDS, working to support all online, hybrid and LMS-enhanced instructors and students in using Blackboard and several media servers. She's also the administrator for the MCC Blogs network. You can reach her at acgarrison@mccneb.edu.

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3 comments on “Blackboard Tip: Attach Files to Learner Feedback
  1. […] week, we covered how to attach files to the feedback area of an assignment. Here’s how to attach a file to the feedback for a manual-entry grade (where the students […]

  2. […] and students trying to access files (I’ve seen it in PDFs, HTML documents and Excel files) attached to learner feedback on grades. In all of these cases, the student’s submission and grade history were fine, but […]

  3. […] week, we covered how to attach files to the feedback area of an assignment. Here’s how to attach a file to the feedback for a manual-entry grade (where the students […]

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