Blackboard Tips

How to mark items as they are viewed

Several people have expressed an interest in being able to allow students / parents to mark something to show they have viewed an item. This is a very simple thing to enable on each of your items.

Written Instructions

For any item, folder, assignment you can choose to enable "Mark as Reviewed."


1. Click the small arrow next to an item or folder name.

2. Choose "Set Review Status"

3. Click "Enable" and Submit.


Do this for each item/folder, etc. that you wish to allow students to "check off."

Track Your Data

Turn On Usage Statistics

For some types of items you can turn on Statistics to track which users have seen your material.


1. Click small arrow next to an item or folder name.

2. Choose "Statistics Tracking"

3. After students have viewed the material, you can click "View Statistics Report". Then you can run the report and it will show you users that have reviewed your items.

Note: This does not work on all types of items. As you use this let us know about the quality of data that you receive.