Feedback Box provides a simple text box in Blackboard courses for students to submit anonymous feedback to their instructor. Instructors receive a daily email alerting them to new feedback, and can optionally reply back to the student.
Here is what students will see:
Instructors click the same link as students, but see a dashboard of comments and can optionally reply. Students would see replies in the tool.
How to Use
Direct students to click on Tools in your Blackboard course menu, and choose Anonymous Feedback. The instructor should prompt students via an email or announcement in class what topic the feedback should be about.
Optionally, you can create a link in the Course Menu for easier access.
Click the + icon on the top left corner of the course menu and select Tool link.
Next to type, open the drop-down menu and select Anonymous Feedback (Feedback Box).
The default name will generate in the Name field. Choose a name that describes the purpose of the tool within the course.
Check the box next to Available to Users so that students can access the link.
Click the Submit button to save your changes.
This simple tool may increase classroom engagement and shed light on ways to increase student success. Feedback Box is based on research that shows end of semester course evaluations tend to improve after students have had the change to give intermittent feedback. This feedback is only available to the instructor. The format lends to productive, positive submissions, as students know they are writing a private message rather than a public post.
Additional details are available.