Hello, Teaching and Learning Community! If you have a moment, could you please participate in our quick user research? Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will help shape the Learn Ultra product.
And regardless of which answer, do you intend to include hidden students and items, or disabled students?
Absolutely. All enrolled students/items, regardless if hidden or students who need accommodations.
Thanks for your question, Gail!
I had a colleague fill me in on what context you may be trying to address when you say 'disabled students.' I want to ensure that all students who are enrolled in the course, whether they have access or not, will be accounted for in this feature of gradebook search.
There are instances where it is useful for instructors to see disabled students in their courses. In our case, SIS controls the status of enabled or disabled. Students who remove themselves from a course in our SIS have their enrollments retained but disabled in Bb. Currently, only administrators can see disabled students in Blackboard, and this has been brought to my attention as a point of confusion for Instructors. Not all 3rd party tools "understand" the disabled status of students and will display them all in their tool rather than just the enabled, available students. This leaves the Instructors wondering "where did that student come from, he/she is not in my grade center nor my user list." (Note unavailable students display in the user list; disabled students don't.) Right now my only answer is for instructors to go ask their administrators.
I really appreciate you taking the time to explain the situation you deal with at your institution. I think feedback like this is so important for us on the Design team to keep in mind while designing new features.
Have you participated in research on the Design team outside of this poll? I'd love to invite you to be considered for future discussions and sessions our team does: Blackboard Research Participation Survey: Instructors & Staff
I just took the survey. Looking forward to hearing back!
I would like to be able to search for an assignment, test, gradable discussion board, etc and also be told where in the course it is located. This is important when trying to clean up a course that was copied over and the current instructor may not know where the assignment is but wants to get rid of that assignment, etc.
Thanks for your feedback, Rick!
late submissions, failing grades, trends (one student who gets all A's but then gets a D, or vice versa)
is the survey one question above? I do not fully understand the question
This is good feedback, Ian! Yes for the moment it is only one survey question. We will keep in mind some of the other items you have mentioned.
As someone who tends to have very large classes (40+) being able to search for a specific student would be really nice! I would love to have the result view then show ONLY their information for all assignments in a new page - basically pull up their version of "My Grades."
Great feedback, Stephanie! Thank you!
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