Bb Annotate, Blackboard’s new inline assignment grading tool, will be available in CUNY’s Blackboard environment beginning on Monday, June 29. Created in partnership with institutions around the globe, Bb Annotate will replace the existing inline grading tool currently found in your courses. This new tool will offer a more dynamic feature set for you to provide customizable feedback to your students, including a sidebar summary view, freehand drawing tools, various color selections, and more.

-To prepare for the arrival of Bb Annotate: Watch a video about Bb Annotate:

Bb Annotate Overview in Blackboard Learn

-Download the Quick Start Guide: Bb Annotate Quick Start Guide for Instructors (Original Course View) – Word document download

-Visit the Help documentation site: Instructor Help Page and Student Help Page.

Please feel free to contact the Faculty Center’s Blackboard support team at with questions, concerns, or your thoughts on the process.

By Michael Castelli