Inline Grading For Assignments

You can now view and grade student-submitted assignment files without leaving the Grade Assignment page. When you view a document submitted in an assignment, that document is converted to a format that is viewable inside the web browser.

Supported document types that can be converted are:

  • Word (DOC, DOCX)
  • PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX)
  • Excel (XLS, XLSX)
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Assignments typed directly into Blackboard (Content Editor).

Note: If a student uploads a different file type, you will be prompted to download the file.



A.  Review directly in the document.

B.  Using the toolbar, you can zoom in or out, download the document and move from page to page.

C.  Grade the assignment in the sidebar. You can view the assignment details, the grading rubric and each attempt. You can type an overall grade and grades for each attempt and provide feedback to your students without leaving the page.