When you engage a session ("Engage" tab selected, the "Lesson" is checked, and then
click "Advanced"), you have the "Advanced Engage Options" dialogue screen:
- "Include in Gradebook" means the scores from the session will be included in your
CPS database's Gradebook (it has its own). It's a good idea to have it there, because
it's like a backup to having the scores in your Blackboard Gradebook.
- "Automatically Upload" means the results will be sent to the course management system
after the session is closed. The instructor will be prompted for their Blackboard
username and password (NOT the eInstruction account password). The scores will be
delivered into a newly created column in the Blackboard Gradebook with a title = lesson_date_time
the results were uploaded. The column will be set to "Release-Yes", so the scores
will be immediately available to students in "MyGrades" as soon as the results arrive.
- "Export to Question Grid" means that a tab delimited file will be created and saved
in the same folder that the database resides, and that file will have the record of
every response by every student. You can open that file in Excel if you need to audit
what was actually recorded from each response pad.
Special thanks to Faculty member Randy Vance for contributing this article!