If your class uses assignment links between Blackboard and zyBooks
Go to where your assignments and course materials are located.
Note: Blackboard allows instructors to customize folders, so instructions vary on finding the assignment link.
In order for zyBooks to be able to send an assignment score for a student from the zyBook to the Blackboard grade book, the student must first "Activate" the assignment.
To activate an assignment, find the link in Blackboard and navigate to it.
Assignment links are usually found under Content and should look like this:
Note that in some cases you may need to click ALL of the assignment links.
We can only send scores for assignments that have been activated. For example, if above a student clicked the link for "Week 1 Participation Activities" and not the link for "Week 1 Challenge Activities" we will only send scores for work completed in the "Week 1 Participation Activities".
When a student clicks on a link to a zyBook that they are not already subscribed to, they will be asked to subscribe.
Otherwise, if they are already subscribed, it will take them to the first section of the assignment.
Every time a student earns a new point in an activated assignment, their score will be sent directly to the grade book, until the due date has passed.
Note that if they complete an assignment before activating it in Blackboard, the score will be automatically sent upon activation.
How/when do scores send?
As a student works on an assignment, that student will earn points towards that assignment. Students will be able to continue to earn points up until the due date has passed.
Any time a new point is earned in an activated assignment, an updated score will be sent to the grade book.
Why isn't my score sending?
The most common reason a student's score does not send is that the student forgets to activate an assignment.
Any time a student navigates to an assignment that they have not activated they will see the following warning.
To resolve the issue, the student must go back to Blackboard, find the corresponding assignment link, and click that link.
Note that this will only work if the assignment's due date has not passed. If the due date has passed but the link has not been activated, please contact your instructor and/or email@example.com to let them know.
If for any reason a score does not get automatically sent, students can manually submit their points from the Assignments tab in the zyBook.
Note that a small success message will let you know the last score that was sent underneath the submit button.
If that still does not work, there could be an issue with how the links were created. Please reach to firstname.lastname@example.org to ask if they can help review the links. Make sure to let them know exactly which assignment is not working.