About Progress Tracking

Progress Tracking allows students to keep track of assignments and other tasks within Blackboard Ultra Courses. With Progress Tracking, students can see where they stand on their route to complete course activities. Additional information can be found on Blackboard's Web Site.

How to Enable Progress Tracking?

In order for students to use Progress Tracking; the Progress Tracking option must be turned on first.

Progress Tracking can be turned on or off in the Details and Actions panel on the left of the Ultra Course interface.  By default, Progress Tracking is turned off.

Image of the Details and Actions Panel in Blackboard Learn Ultra with Progress Tracking highlighted

What Can Students Track with Progress Tracking?

  • All graded items will be automatically marked as complete once the assignments have been graded.
  • Items without a participatory element (e.g. files, documents) must be marked manually by the student.

Items associated with connected publisher content may not automatically mark as complete and require the student to manually mark upon completion.

What Does Progress Tracking Look Like for Students?

Students will see a different icon based on their interaction status of the selected item.

Image of item with an empty progress tracking icon

An item that a student has not accessed will be marked with an empty circle.

Image showing an item with a half filled progress icon.

An item that has been opened or in progress is shown with a half filled circle.

Image showing a green checkmark for a completed item.

A completed item will be marked with a green checkmark.

Viewing Student Progress

Once Progress Tracking is enabled, instructors can view individual students' progress or view students' progress on indvidual content items.