Just a quick question about something different we're seeing in 9.1 SP8 (after upgrading from 9.1 SP6).
We've a building block that shows students some of their grades & feedback (similar to MyGrades, but tailored for some local requirements).
We use (as an example)
blackboard.platform.gradebook2.BookData bookData; .... GradeWithAttemptScore gwas = bookData.get ( courseMemId, gradableItemId ); String insComments = gwas.getAttemptFeedback().getFormattedText();
to retrieve instructor feedback for a specific attempt (for a specific gradable item & student).In SP6, this worked fine, whether a grade had been entered in the GC for this attempt, or whether the attempt was still "Needs Grading".
In SP8, the functionality would now appear to be return null for getAttemptFeedback() if the attempt is still "Needs Grading". If a grade is entered for the attempt, functionality is as before.
We would be grateful for any suggestions people may have - in particular, we need to reproduce the functionality seen in SP6 - ideally without having to engagae in any major rewrite of the software :)