Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
University of Groningenfounded in 1614  -  top 100 university
EDU Support Blackboard Instructor Assignments, Assessments & Exams Grading Inline Grading

Inline Grading

You can use Blackboard Annotate for inline grading. Bb Annotate offers a more robust feature set to provide customizable feedback to students. Features include a sidebar summary view, freehand drawing tools, various color selections, and much more.


Instructions for using inline grading

On the Assignment Submission page, supported file types open in the browser. You can view and annotate these document types in the browser. For an example of how it should look see the image below:

Annotation sessions expire after one hour. You'll receive a warning message before your session expires. Your completed annotations, feedback, and files are saved on the page. When you return, you can resume working.

Original formatting and embedded images are preserved. If a student submitted an unsupported file, you're prompted to download it. Assignment submissions created through the editor aren't compatible with inline grading.


Options explained


A. Sidebar: View Thumbnail, Outline, Annotation, or Bookmark views of the submission.

B. Pages: Use the arrows to jump to different pages in the submission.

C. Pan: Move the submission on the page.

D. Zoom and Fit: Zoom in and out of the submission or adjust the view to fit the page, fit the width, or select the best fit.

E. Annotation tools: Select each tool to view the tool properties.

  • DrawingBrush, and Eraser: Draw freehand on the submission with various colors, thickness, and opacity. Select the eraser to remove annotations. You can erase parts of a freehand drawing with the eraser or select the Delete icon to delete the whole drawing.

  • Image or Stamp: Choose a preloaded stamp or create your own customized stamp or image to add to the submission.

  • Text: Add text directly on the submission. You can move, edit, and change the text and select the font, size, alignment, and color of the text.

  • Shapes: Choose Line, Arrow, Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, and Polyline. Each shape has its own settings to change the color, width, opacity, and more.

F. Comment: Provide feedback in comments. Your comments appear in a panel next to the submission.

G. Print or Download: Print or download the submission with the annotations.

H. Search: Search the submission for specific text.

I. Content Library: Create a bank of reusable comments. You can add, edit, delete, and search comments in the library. You can also add a comment directly to the submission page from the menu.


Nice to know

Inline Grading Video

Last modified: 21 December 10:55 AM
In need of immediate support? 050 - 363 82 82
Follow Nestorsupportfacebook twitter youtube