We would like to see a read-only view option of the Grade Center that we can assign to certain roles.
I am under the impression that Observer was originally intended to do this but Observer has never worked properly. There are a hand full of reasons to have TRUE observers in a course, that is people who are watching what the instructor does as well as what the students do but not able to actually do ANYTHING but look. I recommend this highly!
I like idea that this would be a course role permission that you can set for an existing or new custom course role. Thanks much for suggesting this as this will be folks like advisors, deans, and other folks assisting with courses that do not need to make changes.
Has this been posted as part of any other existing idea? I think this is the first time I have seen it. I hope that others chime in on it being a useful option.
Toni Pennacchia Not only advisors, deans, and other folks assisting with courses, but also new instructors who you want to shadow an experienced instructor and credentialing officials. All kinds of people fall into the "VIP" category.
We have that scenario too as many do with instructors needing to view the setup of the prior instructors' course to help them build their own course and for training. Thanks much for adding that.
This is something we're considering for development for the Ultra experience in either Q4 or Q1. We are also exploring if we could build it for Original at the same time, but we're not quite that far in to the research yet.
Thank you for the idea and it's great to see the conversation!
We need this in Original. We are not the only ones who would like to see this. Accrediting bodies are now asking for access to courses and they need more than what an Observer can do. Our Registrar has stopped almost all enrolling non-Banner users into courses because of the possibility of someone changing a grade. The Grade Center is an all or nothing feature right now.
This is something that is needed and I've seen other ideas with the same request.
This is Something that we need too.
We have multiple requests from our clients to give view only access for grade center to certain administrative staff/dean/student services on a certain college courses. Right now we have to manually generate reports on the DB side which is wasting a lot of time for us.
It would be very helpful for us to have this in blackboard.
This is another request that we get often - the ability to view the gradebook without modifying it.
Same here! Lots of clients asking to have a role that can review the grade center without editing it.
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