Giving Students Feedback: A Resource Guide

It’s that time of year again, the weather is getting warmer, the flowers and blooming and… you’re inside grading. Ah, yes, the end of the semester, a time of great excitement but also of great stress because there’s just SO MUCH GRADING. (You can do it, just hang in there!)

While this term is ending in a different way than those in past years, giving students good feedback on their assignments or tests is pretty similar whether you’re doing it digitally or in person.

To help you through this process, we’ve collected some resources, including both technical guides for utilizing the feedback tools in Blackboard as well as some articles highlighting best practices for giving feedback in the online environment. If we can help make it even a little easier on you, let us know!

Feedback in Blackboard

To get a good overview of how you give feedback to students in Blackboard, one of the best places to start is through our webinar on Feedback. It covers all the basics and can help you get up and running.

We also have a number of Knowledge Base articles on grading and feedback-related topics. Here are a few that may prove useful:

Feedback Fundamentals

We’ve covered the technical aspects of feedback, so here are some pointers on giving feedback that address the nature of the feedback itself, from what makes effective feedback to how to ensure giving feedback doesn’t overwhelm you.

More Resources

Here are a few more resources you might find helpful as you’re grading papers and student assignments.

We hope we’ve covered most of the feedback essentials, but if you have additional resources to add or want another topic covered, let us know! We’re happy to provide whatever support we can and share any ideas faculty have that may help others.