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The My Grades page shows the status of gradable items, such as tests, assignments, journal and blog entries, and discussion posts. The My Grades page may include item names and descriptions, due dates, student and instructor dates of activity, posted grades, points possible, links to rubrics used for grading, and your instructor's comments and feedback.
Access My Grades

There are three way to access your grades in Blackboard:

In a Blackboard course, on the left side course menu, click My Grades. In a Blackboard course, on the left side course menu, click Tools and then My Grades In the upper right click your name to access the Global Navigation Menu. Click the My Grades icon.           

View Grade Details

If you access My Grades from the Global Navigation Menu, you see grades for all your courses. On the left side of...


Issue description

Instructors who wish to monitor their students live during a LockDown Broswer exam adds a URL to a Bb Collaborate Session on the iLearn exam page. Students will click on the link and join the Bb Collaborate session on the LockDown Browser in a new tab.

This is now has been reported no longer working. Students will not be connected to the Bb Collaborate session and will get the error message "Chrome 78 isn't support"


Bb Collaborate usually updates its browser version requirements more frequently. On Chrome the current version required at the time of this article is Chrome 79. LockDown Browser is a Chromium based browser that is currently at version 78 which is not supported by Bb Collaborate. That's the reason why Bb Collaborate doesn't currently work under Respondus...


What is Respondus?

Respondus LockDown Browser is a browser which increases the security of test/exam delivery in Blackboard (iLearn). When students use Respondus LockDown Browser to access an exam, you are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. Once an assessment has started, students are locked into the assessment until it is submitted for grading. Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor support the integrity and invigilation of a student taking an online exam. The following videos tutorials will explain and demonstrate how to use Blackboard (iLearn) and Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor to conduct your exams remotely.


How do i set up Lockdown Browser?

The following video shows the steps needed in order to set up Lockdown Browser so you can take an online exam.


AUS Alumni have access to the following services and accounts through their AUS credentials: 

AUS Email (G-suite) AUS Banner  AUS iLearn AUS ITFAQ and [email protected] AUS Password Station AUS_Wireless Network AUS VPN on Windows and Mac devices AUS personal network...

for more details please watch this Video

We have put together a student guide for using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. The guide addresses the following topics: (access the guide here)

What is Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and how to access it from my iLearn course site? Blackboard Collaborate Ultra course tool interface How to join a Blackboard Collaborate Course session? Meeting Room Interface How to set up your microphone and webcam in a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session Let others hear and see you during a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session Share content Access Blackboard Collaborate Ultra using the mobile app Session Best Practices Find more help

You will first need to create a new session on Blackboard Collaborate for the course exam. 

Step 1: Access Blackboard Collaborate Ultra from the "Tools" menu in your course and Create Session

Step 2: Name your session. Example "NGN110 Final Exam" 

Step 3: Set the Start and End Date and Time. 

Note: You may need to allow some time before or after the exam. 
  Step 4: Under Session Settings disable the following options (refer to picture in Step 5):  Anonymize chat messages  Share audio  Share video  Draw on whiteboard  Step 5: Under Session Settings enable the following options: Post chat messages Participants can only chat privately with moderators ...

Step 1: Visit https://ilearn.aus.edu/ . Once the page is loaded you will need to log in using your AUS credentials.

Step 2: Go to "Tools" list, Choose "LockDown Browser".

Click on the arrow as shown below.

Step 3: Click on “Tools”.

Step 4: Click on “LockDown Browser (right click, and open link in a new tab)”.

Step 5: Click on “Install Now”.


Upon encountering a connection issue during an exam contact the IT ServiceDesk WhatsApp https://wa.me/97165154900 or WhatsApp number: +971 6515 4900 using your cellphone or call +971 6515 2121  In the WhatsApp communication state the following information: Student name Student ID Name of the course instructor Course code/number (e.g. WRI102) and section number (or CRN) Exam Title (Name of the test in iLearn) Date/Time of the incident The browser being used (Lockdown browser, or other browsers) A short description of the problem you are facing including any specific steps that produced the error or the issue Screenshot or photo of the error (if applicable) The IT service desk will attempt to resolve the situation. Please note that in the case that the connection problem is due...

Students taking exams in LockDown Browser may encounter issues installing or executing the application.  If the deadline for an exam is near and you are experience issues, we suggest using another computer with LockDown Browser.

The minimum system requirements for using LockDown browser is available through this link

Below are some of the most commonly reported issues, causes and resolutions.

Issue 01 - LockDown Browser is not opening

Cause: LockDown Browser installation may be corrupt or running in an inconsistent state

Resolution #1:

It’s possible some programs may be interfering with LockDown Browser.  Try closing all programs on your computer (other than those used to connect to the internet) prior to launching LockDown Browser. This includes programs which are executed during start-up and deemed non-essential. Don’t disable wireless/network connection.

Resolution #2:

Open Google Chrome and clear the cache.  Step-by-step instructions for clearing browser cache can found through...

Three types of columns

In the Grade Center, three types of columns appear: user, calculated, and grade. Each column has a menu with options. The options that appear vary based on the type of column.

When you create or edit columns, you can select settings to display the data you want in the Grade Center. You also can hide and show columns, associate columns with categories and grading periods, and rearrange columns.

About user columns
In a new course, six default user columns appear in the Grade Center grid:

Last Name First Name Username Student ID Last Access Availability

You can't delete or edit default user columns. You can hide all but the first user column in the grid. If you need to hide the first column, you...