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Delegated Grading allows you to assign grading to another instructor or teaching assistant in your course to help you grade. You can divide up the grading tasks among teaching assistants or other graders, which can be useful for large classes. Delegated grading promotes reliability, improves consistency, and helps remove bias. You can also assign blind graders, who cannot see each other’s’ ratings. Each grader provides separate grades, feedback and notes to students. Users with the ability to reconcile grades may review all the grades given to a submission and set the official grade for the attempt. By default, instructors have reconciling abilities.

Users with the role of Teaching Assistant can grade student work by default. Using delegated grading is not required to allow Teaching Assistants to grade.

Step-by-step guide

  1. When creating or editing an Assignment, select Grading Options

  2. Select the Enable Delegated Grading checkbox, then choose the graders you want to choose from in the Show menu.

  3. In the Grading Options section, you can view the list of potential graders. Use the Show menu to filter the list of graders. 
  4. Use the menu next to each grader's name to assign submissions. 

  5. Instructors in a course can see other assigned graders. 
  6. In View Settings you can assign other roles such as view scores, feedback, and notes added by others. 

  7. You can view who can determine the final grade and feedback for each student in the Reconcile Grades column. All instructors are able to reconcile grades. 


For more information see Blackboard’s Help page on Delegated Grading.


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