The Blackboard integration enables instructors to synchronize assignments created in Blackboard with the Anthology Rubrics tool and sync rubric scores and comments with the Blackboard gradebook.

Once your institution's LMS administrator has enabled the Blackboard/Rubrics integration faculty and staff will have the ability to begin syncing data between Blackboard and Rubrics. Once enabled, you can choose where you’d like the Campus Labs block to be on your Blackboard Homepage, menu bar, or on the home page of your course as seen in the screenshot below: 


Within the course sync block you will see three options:

Launch Rubrics - opens a new/separate browser tab with that users Rubrics (it will authenticate that user into their Baseline Rubrics)

Sync Data - will sync current information (assignments and enrollments) from Blackboard into Rubrics. If a faculty member updates an assignment or course enrollment, they will need to sync those changes with Rubrics.

Get Grades - will sync Rubrics with the LMS to bring rubric scores and comments from the Rubric application into the Blackboard gradebook.

Step One: Sync LMS Enrollments & Assignments

The first step is the sync current information (assignments and enrollments) from Blackboard into Rubrics. To do this, click on the “Sync Data” button in your Campus Labs Course Sync block. Once this is done, you’ll see a header image confirming that your Couse data synchronization is complete.




Step Two: Choose Assignment you would like to Assess

Once your course data has synced with Rubrics and you receive the "Course data synchronization is complete" notification you will want to click "Launch Rubrics." This will bring you to a separate screen informing you that you are leaving Blackboard and will be brought to Rubrics by Campus Labs. Once you click “Launch”, this will bring you into the Rubrics application.

Under "Assignments" you will see any historic assignments you’ve already conducted or are in the process of conducting in Campus Labs Rubrics

To start assessing a new assignment, click on “+Add” button next to Assignments.


You will be brought to a box where you can choose from an assignment list that has been pulled from your Blackboard site. Choose the assignment title and the associated rubric template you would like to use to assess this assignment


Step Three: Evaluate Students

After you have associated a rubric template with your assignment and open the rubric you will see student enrolled in the course listed as entries within the rubric. When you begin evaluating students you will see the word "incomplete" in bold blue letters. To begin evaluating a given student, you will want to click the blue “+” button to the right and fill out the rubric. Once you fill out the rubric and click “Save” and you will see that score reflected per student.

Note- The scoring of your student will depend on the rubric template settings you have chosen. For example, if you’ve chosen to require multiple evaluations, this will impact how the final scoring of the student is determined.


If you are using a rubric template that does not require multiple evaluators, you will see that you have the ability toggle the syncing of scores back to Blackboard for each student. Otherwise, you can navigate to your tools icon from the upper right corner, choose LMS Sync and indicate if you’d like to toggle syncing of all entries on or off.


Editing a student score is as easy as clicking the “+” button again and updating any comments or dimension scores. Such updates will be synced into the grade book, replacing the previous score and comments.


Step Four: Sync Scores and Comments

Scores and comments from a student's evaluation can be synced back into the Blackboard course grade book. To accomplish this, you will need to go back into Blackboard and click the "Get Scores" button. When grades and comments have been successfully synced you will receive a notification as per the screenshot below.




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