Blackboard is great for student grading management
December 17, 2018

Blackboard is great for student grading management

Brittney Vigna MPH, CHES, CPH | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Blackboard Learn

Overall Satisfaction with Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn is used by almost everyone at the University of Alabama. I use it to manage student organizations and for classes I teach. For large student organizations, Blackboard is essential for keeping everyone on the same page. We use it to share documents and important information because we can ensure it will be sent to all of the necessary recipients.
  • Blackboard is pretty intuitive to learn. It's not very hard to figure out what you need to do.
  • The assessments are easy to create and easy for students to take. The deadlines are helpful as well.
  • It's nice that there isn't a limit for the content that you are able to put on Blackboard.
  • On Mac specifically, when you pull up the full grade center, for some reason it won't let you scroll over.
  • Deleting everything is SO time consuming. There isn't a way to bulk delete columns for grading.
  • It has really helped reduce time for trying to track progress for student organizations. At first, we were using a spreadsheet, but when we switched to BB, it made life so much easier and freed up a lot of time.
  • Students are able to consistently see their grades, so tracking course progress is possible and easy.
I have not used anything other than Blackboard, even as an undergraduate and graduate student, so I don't have room for comparison. I went to and work at two major universities and they both decided to use Blackboard, so I feel that that speaks to it's functionality and reliability as a product.
Blackboard is definitely good for higher education or anything where you would need to have a grading/testing system in place. I don't think that it would necessarily be best for companies that aren't doing this. If you were trying to edit something or create a project as a group, I don't think Blackboard would be the best option.

Blackboard Learn by Anthology Feature Ratings

Course authoring
Course catalog or library
Learning content
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Mobile friendly
Progress tracking & certifications
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Compliance management
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Learning administration
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Learning reporting & analytics
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Social learning
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