Progress Tracking

Progress Tracking provides a way for students to monitor their own progress through their coursework.

To enable progress tracking:

  1. Click the Progress Tracking link in the Details & Actions area
  2. Click the toggle in the side panel
  3. Click the Save button in the side panel

click the progress tracking link in the details and actions area

 

Once enabled, every item (content and assessments) will be displayed with a circle icon. The icons are empty when a student has not yet access the item, partially filled when they have opened it, and filled with a checkmark when they have completed the item.

progress tracking icons are empty when a student has not yet access the item, partially filled when they have opened it, and filled with a checkmark when they have completed the item

For content, like Documents, uploaded files, or links, the student can manually mark the item complete once they have opened it. For items that require participation or submissions, like Assignments, Tests, Discussions, and Journals, the item will be automatically marked complete when the student has made a submission. 

When all items in a Folder or Module have been completed, the entire folder is automatically marked as complete.

At this time, student progress is only visible to students. In the future, Blackboard will add the ability for faculty to view and monitor their students' progress.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I see student progress?New
No, at this time faculty are unable to view student progress. That is planned for a future update to the feature.   
Can I enable progress tracking after my course has started?New
Yes! If you enable progress tracking after students have been active in your course, it will include that activity automatically. Students would still need to manually mark their progress for content, like files, documents, or links.

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