Before you begin working with Blackboard’s Grade Center, you should first get used to the interface. The following resource will provide you with a good overview of the Grade Center.
Setting up Your Grade CenterThe best approach to setting up your Grade Center is to think about how you want to use it: to record assignment grades, to receive assignment submissions and record grades, to calculate final grades, etc.. If you’d like to have the Grade Center calculate final grades in your course, then think about how you calculate them; most faculty use either a points-based method or a weighted-category method. Blackboard’s Grade Center provides you with tools for both methods.
- Creating a Grade Center Column (Video)
- Adding a column (Video)
- Removing a column (Video)
- Adding a calculated column (weighting, total, average) (Video)
- Organizing the Grade Center
- Managing the Grade Center
- Column Tasks
- Creating a Weighted Grade Column
- Managing Categories
- Managing Smart Views
- Show or hide students in the gradebook (Video)
The following resources are important to review before you begin entering grades into your course’s Grade Center.
- Enter and Delete Grades
- Type in a grade or override a grade (Video)
- Exempting a grade or reverting to original grade (Video)
- Change the display of grade (Video)
Using the Grade Center
The Grade Center has many features beyond just recording and calculating grades. These resources will show you how to communicate with your students through the Grade Center as well as displaying various column information and statistics.
- What do the icons mean (Video)
- Import and Export
- Emailing from the Grade Center
- Emailing students from the gradebook (Video)
- Displaying column information (Video)
Blackboard’s Grade Center has other features that help with creating reports for your learners. In addition, the Grade Center has Grade History features that track changes to grades, which can be especially helpful in a large enrollment course where there are many graders.