Welcome to the Technology Design Team Weekly Lessons Learned! This is a recurring feature on Friday afternoons where the Technology Design Team will share top of mind resources and learning. Each week, we will post a few key things we hope you may find useful. We look forward to sharing our learning with you. We look forward to sharing our learning with you.
Some of the content may be specific to the realities of Austin ISD though, we hope, much will be useful to viewers worldwide. The Weekly Lessons Learned Archive contains a list of topics from and links to previous updates.
How can I get the grades for students who have changed schedule out of my BLEND course?
- This silent screencast demonstrates the process of displaying concluded students.
- This step set also demonstrates the process.
What grading options are available in BLEND?
- BLEND allows teachers to set Late Submission policies
- Setting a Late Submission policy affects all assignments in a course, including assignments with due dates in the past.
- To exclude a specific assignment, mark the submission as something other than Late in the Grade Detail Tray.
- Teachers can set a default grade for an assignment.
- This “BLEND Tip – Late Work Policy” video will show you the steps for setting up this grading policy in your BLEND gradebook.
- Teachers can message groups of students directly from the gradebook.
- Messages can target students who:
- Haven’t submitted yet
- Haven’t been graded
- Scored less than [point value]
- Scored more than [point value]
- Messages can target students who:
- Teachers may also filter their gradebook view to make grading a bit more focused.
I am trying to load my BLEND grades and I can’t see any grades for this grading period. The grades show when I have ALL Grading Periods selected.
- If there is no due date set, an assignment will only show up in All Grading Periods.
- The due date must fall in the grading period to show up in the gradebook during that period.
- This videos demonstrates how and why to set due dates for assignments.
Can a student resubmit a BLEND assignment? Can I decide from which submission to take the grade?
- Depending on your assignment settings, students may have unlimited or limited assignment submission attempts. As teacher in a course, you can decide how to handle assignment resubmissions.
- Teachers in a course have the option to set availability dates for each assignment. Availability dates can restrict the dates that an assignment can be submitted.
- Most assignment submissions can be viewed in SpeedGrader.
- This guide demonstrates the process.
- Google LTI assignments are viewed and graded on the original assignment page. This video demonstrates grading in Google Assignments.
- For students to see their feedback in a Google Assignment, the assignment must be available to them. If the Until availability date has passed, students will not be able to view their overall feedback for the assignment. Student will only be able to see their grade.
- We suggest leaving the Until date blank for a Google Assignment.
Can I update a new quiz then have it regrade and update the BLEND gradebook?
- In certain circumstances, quiz regrading works.
- When regrade works
- Currently, quiz regrade is available for Multiple Choice, True/False, and Multiple Answers question types.
- Quiz regrade only applies to students who have already taken the quiz.
- When regrade does not work
- Adding or removing a question does not trigger the quiz regrade feature.
- Changing the point value for a quiz question does not trigger a quiz regrade.
- The student’s submitted quiz will show the updated point value, but the current grade won’t change in the Gradebook.
- What to do when regrade will not work
- Moderate the quiz and let the student(s) retake the quiz.
- Manually update the grades in the gradebook to match the regraded quiz score.
- Canvas guide: What options can I use to regrade a quiz in a course?
Where can I find all of the Tech Design Team resources in one place?
- The new TDT website is now accessible from the AISD Portal. Bookmark it for helpful resources, events calendar, access to TDT training and more!
Technology Design Team Virtual Office Hours
The Technology Design Team is hosting virtual office hours to help provide real time instructional technology support in the first weeks of school. Virtual Office Hours with the Technology Design Team will happen on Monday-Thursday from 10:30 am to 1:30pm.
Please check the Global Announcement in BLEND for the Zoom link.
If you have a technical support issue (device repair or setup, access to systems, etc), please create a ServiceNow ticket to have a technician address your concern.