Assessing an Assignment in Blackboard, Canvas, D2L, Sakai, or Moodle

Note(s): Although this Quick Guide will refer to Assignments, all steps also apply to Projects.

Getting Started

  1. Navigate to your course section within your Learning Management System (e.g., Blackboard, Canvas, D2L, Sakai, Moodle).
  2. Find the assignment link and click on its title.
  3. Click on the name of the student you want to assess to open a split screen.


Students Enrolled in Course Section

  1. On the left, you will be able to view the assignment details, any attached standards and the student’s submission.
  2. On the right, you will be able to view the assignment’s assessment tool(s).


Assessment Split-Screen

Viewing Student Submissions

Students have the option to attach three different types of work.

  1. If the student has submitted a Tk20 artifact, it will be automatically displayed on the left side of the screen.


Assessing an Artifact

  1. If the student has submitted a Tk20 text entry, it will be automatically displayed on the left side of the screen.


Assessing a Text Entry

  1. If the student has submitted a file upload, you may click on Download to save it to your computer, or you can click on View and Annotate to open the document in your internet browser.


Download or Annotate a File Upload

  1. Select the text you wish to annotate, then click on annotate to leave an annotated comment.


Annotate and Assignment

  1. Click Save to add your annotated comment.
  2. Click on pencil icon to edit your comment or trashcan to delete it.


Assessing Student Submissions

  1. Complete the assessment by selecting the radio button for each criterion within the traditional rubric, as well as any additional questions.
  2. After you have completed the assessment tool(s), choose one of the following actions:
  • Save Draft: save work and return at a later time
  • Previous: move to the previous student who has submitted their assignment
  • Next: move to the next student who has submitted their assignment
  • Submit: submit the assessment for the student to see
  • Cancel without Saving: exit the assessment tool without saving any changes


  • If available, comments may be left for each criterion within the score column of the rubric.


Optional – Comments per Criterion

  • A Grade may be entered for the student based on the Total Score.


Optional – Grade

Grade Return

Grade Return is used to record a grade in Tk20 and then push that grade back to your Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook.

You can also refer to the below links:
Faculty Assessing an Assignment: Blackboard
Faculty Assessing an Assignment: Brightspace
Faculty Assessing an Assignment: Canvas
Faculty Assessing an Assignment: Moodle

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