This would provide an option to make assessments available offline for students in the form of a PDF to download and/or print.
In individual courses or all courses, including those that are unavailable? So, students could download any file they have submitted?
Can I clarify this idea? Is this not "downloading annotated marked assignments" from BoxView? If so, this is on the way in the CU3 patch.
Apologies for the confusion. This would allow students to print what is known as a Test in Original courses. So the student or instructor could print a paper copy of the test to fill out by hand, review when he/she doesn't have internet access, etc.
I think what might also be extremely useful is for the instructor (or student) to download or print a paper copy of a test that has been taken and graded. This may be a copy for the record of a high stakes test that can be lost if users get removed from Blackboard, or the grade column gets removed or the course gets removed. And don't tell me archiving is the answer. Has anyone actually restore a big, OLD course with the purpose of getting info? All older accounts get recreated, that is other users who were enrolled, but since removed from Blackboard, and you have to keep track to manually delete them when you delete your restored archive. It is a mess!
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