Currently there is an issue with the Blog Tool in Blackboard. This feature allows the student to save blog entries as drafts prior to publishing them. Should a student save a blog entry as a draft before publishing it, the instructor will not receive any notification within the Grade Center or the Needs Grading area that the blog post has been made and is available for grading.
A student immediately publishing their blog entry will have the information sent to the Grade Center for instructor grading as usual. The instructors are able to go into the blog and view the students entries regardless of whether it was saved as a draft prior to publishing.
Notify students not to save any blog entries as drafts if the entries are going to be graded by the instructor.