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The Full Grade Center The Blackboard Grade Center is a spreadsheet of rows and columns that allows you to enter and calculate student grades for your course. Each student in the class has a unique row, and every graded item has its own column. Grade Center columns can be reorganized . . . Read more
You can perform offline grading and import grades into the Grade Center. You can also upload grades from external sources such as an Excel spreadsheet or a comma separated values (CSV) file. You must format data specifically to upload correctly and to synchronize with existing Grade Center data.
About Categories In the Grade Center, you can use categories to group related columns together and organize the data. With categories, you can: Filter your view of the Grade Center. For example, you can filter using the Assignment category and view only assignment columns in the Grade Center grid. Calculate . . . Read more
The articles linked in this Roadmap will get you started working in the Blackboard Grade Center, whether you’re setting up your first course, or if you just need a refresher. Each section contains links to articles and documentation to help you through each step in building your Grade Center, from learning . . . Read more
This article covers how to create, set up, use and manage user, grade and calculated columns (including Total and Weighted Total column types) in the Grade Center.
The Column Organization page allows you to view all the columns in the Grade Center in one place. You can quickly reorder the columns, and the changes you make appear in the Grade Center grid. If you have hidden columns (or think you may have), you can unhide them via the Column Organization page.
A weighted total refers to a method of calculating grades that assigns a different percentage of the total grade (or “weight”) to individual assignments or groups of assignments. The Blackboard Grade Center can calculate this kind of weighted final grade for you.
You may have noticed a green check-mark appearing in one of your Grade Center columns. The check-mark would look something like this: This green check-mark is an External Grade marker. The University does not use this feature of Blackboard, but any column set as External Grade cannot be deleted or . . . Read more
The Blackboard Grade Center is an electronic gradebook that allows you to enter and calculate student grades for your course.
Please note: As of 5/29/19, the ability to import grades to PeopleSoft from CourseWeb has been temporarily disabled due to an identified security vulnerability. We will return this service to operation once a bug fix is applied. Please call LMS Support and Consulting with any questions at 412-648-2832. Before . . . Read more
You can enter grades into the Grade Center automatically by scoring assignments and tests deployed in Blackboard, manually by typing them into the Grade Center, or by uploading grades from external sources such as a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel.
Students using Blackboard only see their own grades. You control which Grade Center data is released to students and the timing of its release. You can show or hide Grade Center columns to students, or show students class grading statistics so they can compare their performance to the class as a whole.
The Grade History page acts like a log file that records all of the changes that occur to grades within a course, and displays all the data for grade submissions for the course within a set date range. You can manipulate the view and export the information.
During your grading tasks, you may need to delete a grade or revert a grade back to its previous state. For example, you can reset a test to give a student who experienced technical problems another chance. You accomplish these tasks through the Grade Center. Grades that you delete have . . . Read more
Occasionally, student performance on an assessment is lower than expected. Instructors can choose to modify the student scores on the assessment to equalize the scores.
The Grade Details page allows you to view all of the submission history and grading information about a student’s assignment from one place. You can also clear, edit or exempt grades from the Grade Details page.
The roles of instructor, teaching assistant, and grader are allowed to change grades in a course. When you change grades, the new data is automatically figured into existing weighted, total, or calculated grade columns.
An instructor can choose to make a wiki graded. Grading a wiki is much like grading in other collaborative tools in Blackboard and when you enable grading, a column is created automatically in the Grade Center.
When a student completes and submits an assignment, it will automatically show up in the Grade Center. A Needs Grading icon will appear in the corresponding assignment column. Each assignment can be graded individually, or all student assignment files can be downloaded at one time, which saves time when viewing . . . Read more
The Blackboard Attendance Tool is a new feature whereby you can track attendance at class meetings and automatically turn that data into a score in the Grade Center. This tool relies on manual instructor input, rather than having the students mark themselves as present or absent, so should only be used if the instructor is prepared to take that on.
A smart view is a focused look at the Grade Center. It shows only the columns that match a set of criteria, and the view is saved for continued use.
Grading schemas map numerical and percent scores to letter grades or some other notation that you create (such as Pass/Fail). The Grade Center operates as a spreadsheet, which means that all entered scores must, at their foundation, be equal to a certain number of points. In order to represent these points as a letter grade, it must convert them to a percentage and then determine which range of percentages is equivalent to which letter grade.
What you should know about all of these options: Students see these things not only directly after submission but also when they enter My Grades, click on the name of the test they took, and click on either their score under “Calculated Grade” or the “Needs Grading” icon. “After Submission” . . . Read more
The Achievements tool allows instructors and course designers to designate criteria for issuing rewards to students in the form of both badges and certificates. Students can see which rewards they’ve earned and what is required of them to receive additional rewards, providing insight into learning progression toward defined competencies. Students are able to publish badges to the Mozilla Open Backpack, transporting evidence of their learning outside of Blackboard Learn.
A rubric is an assessment tool listing evaluation criteria for an assignment, and provides a way to convey to students your expectations for the quality of completed assignments. Blackboard’s Rubrics tool allows you to use a provided rubric, or create one of your own. You can determine how much of this rubric students see, and when, and can use this rubric directly within the assignment you are grading to assign points based on the criteria you determined.