Any feedback entered with a grade is visible to the student when they view the grade even if a journal is no longer visible. As long as the Grade Center column for the journal is visible they can see the feedback along with their grade.
Ask your students to click on the "My UO" tab, then "My Grades" in the "Tools" area, then your class. They should be able to see their grade along with your feedback to them.
Blogs and journals offer a way for the instructors to encourage students to write and reflect on what they are learning in class, and many instructors find them to be a valuable way to assess class participation. The primary difference between the two is that blogs are more oriented towards multiple contributors in a public space, whereas journals are personal to the student and are only viewable by the instructor and the writer.
Scantron test scores are run by our Scanning Services, and utilize the Remark grading system to process all testing sheets. To have these scores processed in a blackboard-friendly manner, you must ask for it when submitting your Scanning Request form.
It's a single file that compresses several files into one. Mac OS and Windows have built-in support for zip. On Windows, you can turn a folder into a zip file by choosing "send to-> compressed (zip) folder" on the contextual (right click) menu. On a Mac, right-click or control-click on a folder in Finder and choose "compress".
I'm overwhelmed by the list of unavailable courses that "My Courses" shows me as having taught in previous terms.
Many faculty have complained about an annoying misfeature in blackboard -- the very long lists of courses you've taught from previous terms. Students see only their current courses, but faculty by default see coursesites for every course they've taught in the past 3 years, even if they didn't use Blackboard for the course!