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Grading in Blackboard

In the Grade Center, you can provide and manage your students' grades for assignments, tests, discussion posts, journals, blogs, and wikis, and for ungraded items, such as surveys or self tests. You can also create grade columns for any activities or requirements you want to grade, such as special projects, participation, or attendance.

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Grade Center

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Topics:

  • Access the Grade Center

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Grade Center Interface

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Topics:

  • The Full Grade Center 
  • The Grade Center Action Bar
  • Access Grade Center Contextual Menus 
    • Contextual Menu Options for Columns
    • Contextual Menu Options for Cells

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Needs Grading Page

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Grade Center Interactions

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Customize Grade Center

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Topics:

  • Your view of the Grade Center is customizable.
  • How to Make the Grade Center Accessible
  • Grading Offline

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Grade Center Columns

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  • Three Types of Columns
  • About User Columns
  • About Calculated Columns
  • The External Grade Column
  • Edit, Hide and Select Options for Columns
    • Contextual Menu Options
  • How to Edit Grade Center Columns from External Files
  • About Deleting Grade Center Columns

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Grade Columns

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Topics:

  • Automatically Created Grade Columns
  • Manually Created Grade Columns in Action
  • How to Create Grade Columns

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Total Columns

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Topics:

  • Total Points Formula
  • Total Column Combinations
  • How to Create Total Columns
    • Result

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Weighted Columns

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Topics:

  • Weighted Columns in Action 
  • Weighted Column Combinations
  • How to Create Weighted Columns
    • Result
  • Difference Between Equal and Proportional Weighting
  • Running Totals for Weighted Colums

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Average Columns

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Topics:

  • Simple Average Formula
  • Average Column Combinations
  • How to Create Average Columns
    • Result

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Minimum/Maximum Columns

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Topics:

  • Minimum/Maximum Formula
  • Minimum/Maximum Column Combinations
  • How to Create Minimum/Maximum Columns
    • Result

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Extra Credit Columns

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Topics:

  • How to Create Extra Credit Columns
    • Result

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Grade Center Categories

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Topics:

  • About Categories
  • Eight Default Categories
  • Create and Manage Categories
    • How to Create Categories
    • Sort, Edit and Delete Categories
  • How to View a Category and Associate Columns
  • How to Associate Columns Manually

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Grade Center Schemas

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Topics:

  • About Grading Schemas
  • How to Create Grading Schemas
  • Edit Grading Schemas
  • How to Copy or Delete Grading Schemas
    • Copy Grading Schemas
    • Delete Grading Schemas
  • How to Associate Grading Schemas

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Grading Periods

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Topics:

  • About Grading Periods
  • How to Create and Manage Grading Periods
  • Sort, Edit and Delete Grading Periods
  • How to View a Grading Period's Columns
  • How to Associate Columns Manually
  • Grading Periods and Grade Calculations
    • Before You Begin

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Smart Views

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Topics:

  • About Smart Views
  • View Smart Views in the Control Panel
  • How to Access the Smart Views List
  • How to Add Smart Views to the Favorite List
    • Delete Favorite Smart Views
  • How to Filter Using a Smart View

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Create and Manage Smart Views

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Topics:

  • How to Create Smart Views
    • Course Group Smart Views
    • Performance Smart Views
    • User Smart Views
    • Category and Status Smart Views
    • Custom Smart Views
      • About the Formula Editor
      • Criteria and the Formula Editor
  • How to Edit, Copy or Delete Smart Views

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Organize Grade Center Data

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Topics:

  • How to Hide User Rows Using the Contextual Menu
  • How to Show/Hide Users on the Row Visibility Page
  • Organize Columns in the Grade Center
  • How to Access the Column Organization Page
    • The Column Organization Page

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Color Code the Grade Center

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Topics:

  • How to Color Code the Grade Center
  • Manage Grading Color Codes in the Grade Center
    • Turn Color Coding On and Off
    • How to Edit Grading Color Codes

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Share and Reuse Grade Center Data

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Topics:

  • Share the Grade Center with Teaching Assistants and Graders
  • Share the Grade Center with Students

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Archive and Copy Courses With Grade Center Data

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Topics:

  • Preserve and Copy Courses with Grade Center Data
  • How to Archive Courses

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Grading

Rubrics

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Enter Grades

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Topics:

  • Automatically Entered Grades
  • Manually Entered Grades
  • Upload Grades from External Sources
  • How to Enter Grades from the Grade Center
  • How to Grade with User Names Hidden from the Grade Center
  • How to Grade with User Names Hidden from the Grade Details Page.
  • How to Enter an Attempt Grade from the Grade Center
  • How to Grade and Manage Multiple Attempts
    • From the Grade Details Page
    • From the Grade Center Grid
    • Change Attempt Used for Scoring
  • How to Grade Tests by Question
  • Include Comments
    • How to Provide or Edit an Attempt Comment from the Grade Center
    • How to Provide or Edit a Grade Comment from the Grade Center

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Grade Details

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Topics:

  • The Grade Details Page
  • View the Current Grade
  • The Attempts Tab
  • The Manual Override Tab
  • The Column Details Tab
  • The Grade History
  • The Icon Legend

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Override Grades

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Topics:

  • How to Override a Grade from the Grade Details Page 
  • How to Revert an Override Grade

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Curve Grades

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Topics:

  • Method 1:  Download Grades, Adjust Test Scores and Upload to Grade Center
    • Download Grades
    • Adjust Test Scores
    • Upload Adjusted Scores to Grade Center
  • Method 2:  Manually Override All Test Grades Individually

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Calculate and Exempt Grades

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Topics:

  • About Calculating Grades
  • How to Exempt a Grade
  • How to Add Comments to an Exemption

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Delete or Clear Grades

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Topics:

  • How to Delete a Grade from the Grade Center Page
  • How to Clear an Attempt on the Grade Details Page

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Grade Center Reporting

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Topics:

  • About Grade Center Reports
  • How to Create a Report
  • Save or Print a Report

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Grade History

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Topics:

  • Disable or Enable Grade History
  • How to Change the View of Grade History
  • How to Download the Grade History File
  • Clear Grade History

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Grade Center Statistics

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Topics:

  • About the User Statistics Page
  • The User Statistics Page
  • Column Statistics
  • How to View Statistics By Column
  • How to Include Unavailable Students on the Column Statistics Page
  • Navigating Columns on the Column Statistics Page

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Upload or Download Grade Center Items for Working Offline

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Topics:

  • Format External Files for Uploading
  • Tips for Working with External Data
  • Batch File Standard
  • How to Upload a File to the Grade Center
  • How to Download Grades from the Grade Center
  • How to Download Grade History Data
  • Working Offline
    • Edit Comments
    • Comment-Related Columns
    • Feedback Format Options

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Send Course Email

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Topics:

  • How to Send Email to Multiple Users
  • How to Send Email to Individual Users

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Grade Center Integration with Banner

Click to her to view step-by-step instructions on configuring the Grade Center to integrate Blackboard grades with Banner.

  • Grades from the Blackboard Grade Center can be imported into Banner for both Midterm and Final grades.
  • Integrated Midterm and Final Grade columns are included by default in the Grade Center. You do not have to use them if you are not going to integrate your Blackboard grades with Banner.

Blackboard/Banner Grade Integration Video Tutorial

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If you want to view the video in fullscreen mode, click the "Open in fullscreen" button first, then the video will start automatically.

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How to Find Last Activity by a Student in a Blackboard Course

To find the last login date for a student in a Blackboard course, including students who have dropped the class, you can run a report by navigating to the following area in your course:

Control Panel / Evaluation / Course Reports

Mouse over "Student Activity in a Single Course" to reveal the ActionLink (arrow in a circle) and click Run in the pop-up menu that appears. You will be taken to a screen that allows you to select a single student form a drop down menu and a date range. When you have selected the student and the date criteria, click Submit. A pop-up window will appear after the report is run showing the student's activity in the course as well as the last login date.

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Disclaimer: Not all features included on the Blackboard Help Site are available in the Saint Louis University Blackboard Learn license.

Last Updated:  6/28/2016 TCR

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