Introduction to the new Assessment, Submission and Feedback (ASF) area in Blackboard

We are running a short webinar on Thursday 3rd October at 3.15-3.45pm for admin and academic staff interested in finding out more about the new Assessment, Submission and Feedback (ASF) area in Blackboard.
If you would like to attend the webinar, please email
The webinar will be recorded so, if you can’t attend, please still send an email so you can be given access to the recording.
We’ll also be running the webinar again over the coming weeks as well as a webinar for designated ASF administrators for schools.

Chance to try a new Blackboard tool to upload digital feedback for your students

If you are interested in marking offline eg using Word, would you like to try out a new tool which allows the upload of feedback for a whole cohort or for groups of students? The Digital Education Office is running our third hands on session on the 22nd May where you can have a go. The session will be suitable for markers or administrators who support marking.

Book online to attend a session

Alternatively we will also be running a Webinar demonstration/Q&A on the 24th May. This session will be recorded.

Book online to attend the Webinar

More information on the tool

In order to better support markers who mark offline, the Digital Education Office has been working with Blackboard on development of a tool which allows Instructors to:

  1. batch download assignments, including by group (eg if you are marking a subset of students within a unit)
  2. mark offline eg annotating an assignment or completing a separate feedback sheet in Word
  3. batch upload marks and feedback files.

This video  provides an overview of how the tool works.    Please note that currently the tool can only be used where students have submitted an assignment in Blackboard.

Digital Education Office drop-ins

The Digital Education Office is offering drop-ins for Academic or Professional staff who may have queries about using Blackboard or Turnitin for online submission, marking or feedback. This is also an opportunity for colleagues to swap tips and share Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA) Practice.

No need to book just turn up. For more information about EMA please visit our EMA Page

Dates of drop-ins:

Wednesday 23rd May, 1pm-2pm: 1.05, 30-32 Tyndalls Park Road

Wednesday 30th May, 1pm-2pm: 3.16, Senate House

Wednesday 6th June, 1pm-2pm: 1.58 Queens Building

Wednesday 13th June, 1pm-2pm: WS402, Chemistry Building

Wednesday 20th June, 1pm-2pm: LR2, 43 Woodland Road

Wednesday 27th June, 1pm-2pm: TR2 Biomedical Sciences Building, Southwell Street.