Monthly Archives: August 2014

Nuts and bolts of running a Peer Review Market

First off for those of you who just want to use it link is here.

When you take a copy it will ask if it can send emails using your account – if you want it to email students when things happen you need to say yes to this.

When you take a copy of the spreadsheet you will also get 4 Forms – you need to find a way to provide all 4 forms to your students and give them access to view the published spreadsheet (for forms File send form or File embed for spreadsheet click file, publish to web – then use the link or embed code).  I like embedding them into a webpage/vle but you can simply put up the links if you find that easier.

Alanya Market 50

You also need somewhere students can add files and get links – Google Drive is good, dropbox is another good alternative – for both if you want anonymity you will have to set it so anyone with the link can edit/upload.

Returning to the spreadsheet – there are a number of hidden sheets, you need to click view hidden sheets, “Username and Anonymous name

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Transferring grades from Blackboard your student information system – a semi automated process

Recently on one of the Blackboard mailing lists someone asked about transferring grades from Blackboard to their student information system.  Now this is something that off and on people keep asking about, there are integrations in America but in the UK none of the big student information systems have been integrated.
Thats not to say people haven’t tried a number of Uni’s have attempted it with varying success – but if anyone has totally solved it I haven’t come across them sharing their methods.  I believe Blackboard corp are even looking at making some integrations themselves but this might take some time.

Now in my last job at City of Bristol College about 6 years ago we did a lot of work moving grades around and I had something that worked well as a “Semi” automatic method.
So I thought I would show people how because with a few tweaks it could work for you.

If you dont use Blackboard the rest is probably a bit boring for you….

Einstein blackboard

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