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How do I leave video/audio feedback on student submissions?

Blackboard has a new feature where instructors can leave video and/or audio feedback on Assignments, Discussion Posts, Blogs, Journals, Wikis, and Tests. Students can then listen/view instructor feedback from their "My Grades" section.

To leave audio/video feedback on Assignments, Discussion Posts, Blogs, Journals, Wikis


1. Open the assignment you need to grade from "Needs Grading" or the "Full Grade Center".

2. Then, click on the capital “A” icon to “Open the full content editor”. Note: If you do not see the blue "Feedback to Learner" box, click on the blue bar beneath the grade.

screenshot showing where to click to expand content editor 

 screenshot showing the bar hiding the feedback to learner panel

3. Next, click on the microphone icon to leave audio or video feedback.

screenshot showing microphone icon

4. This will open the Blackboard Recorder. Allow the computer access to the correct video/audio recorders. (Note: You can turn video on or off by clicking on the camera icon.)

5. When you are ready to record, hit the red button (Note: you have a maximum of 5 minutes).

screenshot showing how to turn off video and start recording

6. You may pause and resume the recording at any time. When you’re finished recording, click on the red “Stop” button.

screenshot showing where to pause or stop recording

7. From the next screen, you can listen to your audio/video recording. You can also choose to delete the recording and start over, or save and submit it.

screenshot showing where to play audio, delete or save recording

8. If you choose to save your recording, it will prompt you to provide a name for your recording (Note: the “Alternative Text” will automatically match the “Recording Name”). Click on “Insert Recording” when you are ready to continue.

screenshot showing where to name the recording

9. In the text editor, you will see a "audio feedback" icon appear. You can choose to add additional text if you would like. Click “Submit” when you are ready to continue.

screenshot showing audio feedback icon

10. You will then be brought back to the original grading screen. Click on the “Submit” button to submit the student’s grade.

screenshot showing where to submit grade

To leave audio/video feedback on tests


(Note: You may only provide audio/video feedback at the end of a test, not on individual questions).

1. Open a student’s test from "Needs Grading" or the "Full Grade Center".

2. At the very end of the test you should see a section called “Feedback and Notes for Attempt”

3. In the “Feedback to Learner” text editor, you should see a microphone icon. Click on it to open the audio/video recorder.

screenshot showing where microphone icon is

4. Follow steps 4-9 in the section above to record your video/audio feedback.

5. Click "Submit" when you are ready to submit the student’s grade.

screenshot showing the recording in the text editor