MATLAB Coding Problems can be created and linked to from a Blackboard course. Once added, staff and students that are enrolled on the course are automatically granted access to the coding problem.

Features that MATLAB offers include:

  • Automatic problem marking
  • Real-time, contextual feedback provided for solutions
  • Function or script-based problem authoring
  • Multiple assessment criteria, including variables, loops and custom coded criteria
  • Options for both correct/incorrect and weighted grading
  • A library of reusable example problems
  • Rich text, images, hyperlinks, and LaTeX equations allowed in problem descriptions

More information on the use of MATLAB can be found on the ICT software pages.

Adding a MATLAB coding problem to a Blackboard course

To add a MATLAB Coding Problem to a Blackboard course, please complete the following steps:

  1. Go to Blackboard, enter your College username and password and select
  2. Select the course that you would like to add the MATLAB problem to from the My Courses
  3. Navigate to the appropriate Content Area of the course and ensure that Edit Mode is switched
  4. Select Content and then select Build Content.
  5. Select MATLAB Coding Problem in the list of available content types.
  6. Enter a name for the problem. Enter any other information you want in the appropriate fields, including Enable evaluation if you want the student score to be returned to the Blackboard grade centre when answered.
  7. Click Submit.
  8. Selecting the new link created in the Content Area will now launch MATLAB Grader within Blackboard. From here, you can create a new coding problem or select a problem from your available collections or courses. For more details on how to create a MATLAB problem within MATLAB Grader follow the instructions on the MATLAB Grader website.

Staff Support

Please contact your Faculty Ed Tech team for information on the use of these tools for teaching, learning and assessment.

For further help and support in using MATLAB, please visit the help materials provided by the developer.

Alternatively, if you have any questions or problems relating to MATLAB Grader, please contact the ICT Service Desk.

Student Support

If you have accessibility needs that cannot be accommodated by this technology, please discuss this with your Course Leader or Departmental Contact.