Feedback Box


    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.

    Feedback Box needs to be turned on in your Blackboard course.

    Use Feedback Box

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    Enable the Tool

    1. From the Control Panel, select Customization > Tool Availability
    2. Check the box next to Anonymous Feedback (Feedback Box)
    3. Click the Submit button to save your changes.
    4. The instructor must access Feedback Box once. In the course menu, choose Tools and then click Anonymous Feedback (Feedback Box).
    Once the tool has been enabled, students can access it by clicking the Tools item on the course menu. For easy access, a direct tool link can be created on the course menu.

    Create a link in the Course Menu (Optional)

    1. Click the plus icon on the top left corner of the course menu and select Tool Link.
    2. Next to type, open the drop-down menu and select Anonymous Feedback (Feedback Box)
    3. The default name will generate in the Name field. Choose a name that describes the purpose of the tool within the course.
    4. Check the box next to Available to Users so that students can access the link.
    5. 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.


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    (show your students it really is anonymous!)