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Current students - *ACTION REQUIRED prior to Summer Break*

If you used Blackboard last year, all of your learning resources and materials from this year will be available in MyLearningSpace, however your Assessment/Assignment feedback will not.

You will need to follow instructions on how to download and backup your feedback from Blackboard assignments prior to the Summer break see guides below.

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If you require these instructions in a different format please contact SEZ, or use Library & IT Drop-in Sessions.

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MyLearningSpace (Brightspace) is your virtual learning environment (VLE) and includes all the information you need to support your studies, including unit information, study materials and study skills resources.

Use the guides to familiarise yourself with the new environment.

The FAQs below will help you find important areas of MyLearningSpace.

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Download any coursework and feedback from Blackboard before 31st July.

Downloading Feedback from Turnitin Assignments (Step by Step Guide)

Follow the below steps to download a Turnitin assignment submission as a PDF including feedback and similarity report. 

1. Navigate to a Turnitin assignment on Blackboard and select View/Complete:

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2. Select the View button:

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3. Your assignment will open in a new tab/window. Select the Download icon:

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4. Then select Current View (selecting the Originally Submitted File will not include similarity report or feedback):

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5. Your submission will download in pdf format. Available Instructor feedback, rubric information and similarity reports can be found at the end of the document. If you are using a University PC make sure you save the document to your Homedrive (M:) or OneDrive. 

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Download this guide here: Downloading Turnitin Assignment Feedback.pdf

 

Downloading Feedback from Blackboard Assignments (Step by Step Guide)

Follow these steps to save Blackboard Assignment feedback and rubric information as pdf files.

Please note this guide is for Google Chrome web browser, which is available on all University PC’s & can be downloaded to your own device here: https://www.google.com/chrome/

  1. Go to the My Grades page on Blackboard, select the relevant module, then select a Blackboard Assignment (it will be labelled Assignment as highlighted below):

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2. The Review Submission History page displays submissions and instructor feedback. If you have submitted multiple times, select the appropriate Attempt

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3. Select Print… from the menu in the top right of the browser window, or press Ctrl + P on the keyboard to enter the Print Preview

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4. When in the Print Preview, the print destination should be Save as PDF. If it is not, select the Change… button under Destination:

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5. Then select Save as PDF under Print Destinations:

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6. Then select Save. You will then be prompted to choose a location for your file. If you are using a University PC make sure you save the file to your Homedrive (M:) or OneDrive.

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7. To download the submitted file, use the Download button on the Review Submission History page:

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8. Access available rubrics by selecting the View Rubric icon:

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9. The rubric will open in a new window. It may be better to select the List View before saving

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10. Ensuring the Show Descriptions and Show Feedback check boxes have been selected if this information is required.

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11. Then follow steps 3 – 6 to save the rubric information as a PDF file. If you are using a University PC make sure you save all files to your Homedrive (M:) or OneDrive.

Download this guide here: Downloading Blackboard Assignment Feedback.pdf

Downloading Online Test Information & Feedback (Step by Step Guide)

Follow these steps to save available online test information and feedback as a pdf file.

Information such as given answers, correct/incorrect answers and feedback may not be available, depending on how the test was set up.

Please note this guide is for Google Chrome web browser, which is available on all University PC’s & can be downloaded to your own device here: https://www.google.com/chrome/

1. Go to the My Grades page on Blackboard, select the relevant module, then select a test/quiz (it will be labelled Test as highlighted below):

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2. Select the grade of the test you would like to view:

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3. The Review Test Submission page displays test information and questions. The score can be found in the Attempt Score section; instructor feedback is in the Comments section; and the Results Displayed section states what other information is included, such as given/correct answers. If the Results Displayed section is not present, then the test has been set up to provide no feedback other than the score.

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4. Select Print… from the menu in the top right of the browser window, or press Ctrl + P on the keyboard to enter the Print Preview

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5. The print destination should be Save as PDF. If it is not, select the Change… button under Destination:

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6. Then select Save as PDF under Print Destinations:

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7. Then select Save. You will then be prompted to choose a location for your file. If you are using a University PC make sure you save your file to your Homedrive (M:) or OneDrive.

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Please note any documents attached to questions and responses must be downloaded separately.  

Download this guide here: Downloading Online Test Information and Feedback.pdf

Downloading Content and Feedback from Discussion Forums (Step by Step Guide)

Follow these steps to download Discussion Forum content, and feedback from graded discussions.

Please note this guide is for Google Chrome web browser, which is available on all University PC’s & can be downloaded to your own device here: https://www.google.com/chrome/

Part 1: Downloading Discussion Forum Content

1. Navigate to a Discussion Forum within a Blackboard module

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2. Select the top left checkbox to select all threads, then select Collect

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3. All participants posts are presented on a single page. Use the Sort by function to select how the posts ordered (e.g by thread, by date, by author), before selecting Print Preview

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4. When in the Print Preview, the print destination should be Save as PDF. If it is not, select the Change… button under Destination.

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5. Then select Save as PDF under Print Destinations:

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6. Then select Save. You will then be prompted to choose a location for your file. If you are using a University PC make sure you save the file to your Homedrive (M:) or OneDrive.

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Please note any documents attached in the discussion forums must be downloaded separately.  

Part 2: Download Feedback from Graded Discussions

1. Go to the My Grades page on Blackboard, select the relevant module, then select an assessed Discussion (it will be labelled Discussion as highlighted below):

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2. Your own posts and instructor feedback are presented on a single page. Use the Sort by function to select how the posts ordered (e.g by thread, by date), before selecting Print Preview

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3. In the Print Preview, the print destination should be Save as PDF. If it is not, select the Change… button under Destination.

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4. Then select Save as PDF under Print Destinations:

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5. Then select Save. You will then be prompted to choose a location for your file. If you are using a University PC make sure you save the file to your Homedrive (M:) or OneDrive.

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Please note any documents attached in the discussion forums must be downloaded separately.

Download this guide here: Downloading Content and Feedback from Discussion Forums.pdf

FAQs

How long does the download process take?

It may take some time to download all of your content, depending on how much you have, so it is important to start this process as soon as possible. 

What happens to my coursework etc. if I don't download it?

Any content that hasn't been downloaded will be deleted when Blackboard is switched off on 31st July. There will be no way of accessing it after this date.

What if I don't want to keep this content?

Then you don't need to do anything. All personal student content that isn't downloaded will be deleted on 31st July.

I could use some help with this. Where can I go for advice?

The StudySkills team run a number of drop-in sessions in the Library every week where they can provide guidance on downloading content from Blackboard. These are held in the IT Training Suite (Library Level 2) every week on the following days:

Tuesday: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Wednesday: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Thursday: 3:00pm - 4:00pm