The Grade Center is a dynamic and interactive tool resembling a spreadsheet. Faculty may utilize it to record data, calculate grades, monitor student progress and create printable reports for courses and students. From a single course, all or part the Grade Center can be downloaded as a spreadsheet and then be used to enter or edit grades offline.
Through the Grade Center, faculty can provide and manage students' grades for a variety of assessments, including assignments, tests, discussion board posts, journals, blogs, and wikis. Columns are automatically created when these types of a gradable assessment items require a student submission. Faculty can also manually create columns for any activities that do not require a submission through Blackboard, such as special projects, participation, or attendance.
There are three type of views listed below that faculty can use in accessing the Grade Center from the Control Panel. Click on one of the links below to see “how-to” quicklets for features each view provides.
1. Needs Grading – link that lists all individual assignments and test attempts ready for grading or review.
2. Full Grade Center-- link is the default view and displays all columns and rows the Grade Center
3. Smart Views - Use Smart Views for quick access to all Tests or Assignment type columns and/or create your own customized Smart View
About the Grade Center
Setting Up the Grade Center
Customizing the Grade Center (video)
Creating and Managing Grade Center Columns
Viewing Grade Details
Including Comments With a Grade Entry
Deleting and Clearing Grades
Working With the Grade History
Calculating and Exempting Grades
Sending Email From the Grade Center
Viewing Grade Center Statistics
Uploading or Downloading Grade Center for Working Offline
Download and Upload Grades from the Grade Center (video)
Using Smart Views in the Grade Center
Working With Grade Center Reports
Sharing and Reusing Grade Center Data