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12 BFF Workshop Mar 22

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  • 1. BlackboardFeatureFridayMarch22, 2013 1
  • 2. 2Workshop Topics Managing Grade Center Columns All about Columns: There are three types of columns that will be covered in this session:  The User Column  The Grade Column  The Calculated Column
  • 3. 3Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop the participates will be able to: Attain a working understanding of managing the Grade Center Identify types and categories of Grade Center columns Create gradable columns
  • 4. 4Introduction to the Grade Center Commentators Notes: The Grade Center link is located under the Course Management Control Panel. For easy access there are four built in links available to the instructor for quick access to specific areas of the Grade Center: Assignments that need to be graded The whole Grade Center Assignments view only Assignment categories Test view only gradable test
  • 5. Creating and Managing Grade ColumnsThe discussion will start with the four tabs in the Grade Center:1. Create Column2. Create Calculated Column3. Manage4. Reports 5
  • 6. 6Create Column  Selecting Create Column will open up the four section page below:
  • 7. 7Create Calculated Column In the Grade Center, you can calculate grades using calculated columns. Calculated columns combine data from multiple columns to attain performance results. You can share these results with students and your chair of the department. You can use calculated columns to do the following: • Calculate the total grade. • Weight grades by column, category, or both. • Calculate the average grade. • Calculate a minimum or maximum grade.
  • 8. 8Manage Columns Grading Period allows instructor to include all assignments, discussions, journals to a given semester such as: Spring 2014 Grading Schemas sets your grading scale Categories are extremely important this link allows the instructor to add grade category to the course example: projects and presentations
  • 9. 9Course Grade ReportsA grade report has seven sections1. Header Information: report name, date and other information2. User Section: who you wish to include in the report, all, groups or selected students3. User Info Section: first name or last name or Username… to be included in report4. Columns Section: what assignments you wish to included5. Column Information such as due dates6. Footer information custom text section 7. Submit: submit button creates the report!
  • 10. 10Example Printed Report NoGrades Displayed The grade information is displayed here in the report
  • 11. 11View Grade History
  • 12. All About Columns User Column Grade Column The Calculated Column 12
  • 13. User Columns 13In a new course, six default user columns appear in the GradeCenter grid:• Last Name• First Name• Username• Student ID• Last Access• AvailabilityYou cannot delete or edit default user columns. You can hide all but thefirst user column in the grid. If you need to hide the first column, youcan rearrange the user columns on the Column Organization page, butat least one user column must show. You can also freeze user columnsso they remain in place as you scroll in the grid.
  • 14. Grade Columns 14When you create gradable items in your course, grade columns arecreated automatically in the Grade Center. You can edit a grade columnto rename it, associate it with a different category orGrading Period, change the grading schema, determine if students willsee the results on their My Grades pages, and include or exclude thecolumn in calculations.
  • 15. Calculated Columns in the Grade 15 Center

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