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Introduction

The Set Review Status option allows Instructors to track user review of specific content items. Instructors can add Mark Reviewed buttons on any item. After the student has reviewed the item they select the "Mark Reviewed" button. The Instructor can then use the User Progress page to check the status of student reviews.

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How to enable Set Review Status

*Important*

Make sure that you select Show Icons and Text or Show Text Only from the Content contextual menu (double chevron). When Show Icons Only is enabled the Review status button is NOT visible.

icons and text

  1. Login to Blackboard.
  2. Make sure your Edit mode is "ON".
  3. Select Set Review Status from the contextual menu (double chevron) next to the item you want to apply Set Review Status to.
  4. Select the Enable radio button
  5. Select Submit to apply.

    An external link with no Review status

    before review

    The same external link with a Review button added

    after review

    *Important*

    Enabling Review Status in content items is still no guarantee that the student will read the intended material. Provide clear instructions on how to use Mark as Reviewed to your students, especially if you are using this tool to release content.

Accessing User Progress page

The User Progress page tracks the availability and review status for a specific content item. Instructors can use this page to view all Users in the Course, the availability of the item to them, the Review Status, and the date and time the item was reviewed.

  1. Login to Blackboard.
  2. Make sure your Edit mode is "ON".
  3. Select User Progress from the contextual menu (double chevron) on the item you want to check.
  4. The User Progress page opens.

    Screen shot of user progress screen. The User Progress page tracks the availability and review status for a specific content item

The User Progress columns can be sorted in ascending and descending order by clicking on the column title. If the item is visible to the user, an open eye icon appears in the visibility column. If the item is not visible to the user, the eye icon appears closed.

The Review status also appears on the page, along with the date and time the item was reviewed. In the example above, you can also see the tick in the Review column with date and time recorded in the Date Reviewed column.

Accessing Review Status via the Performance Dashboard

The Performance Dashboard provides an up-to-date report on the activity for all students. Information appears in a table format. Click the arrow in the header row of a column to sort the table data by that column.

  1. Login to Blackboard.
  2. Make sure your Edit mode is "ON".
  3. Select Performance Dashboard under Evaluation on the Control Panel.
  4. Select the number under the Review Status column next to the user in question. In the screen shot below it is the number 2.


    performance

  5. The Review Status page for this user is then shown.

    review summary