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Using The Grade Center


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How to use the grade center in your BlackBoard course

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Using The Grade Center

  1. 1. Using the Grade Center
  2. 2. Formerly known as the Grade Book  ◦ The Grade Center link is located in the Control Panel’s assessment area Includes enhanced features for more efficient  grading ◦ Ability to automatically calculate mid-term grades ◦ Easily add or remove assignments included in various grading periods ◦ Drag and drop capabilities
  3. 3. Click Control Panel
  4. 4. Any assignments, tests, discussion boards or other course activities that are created with a point value inside Blackboard are automatically entered into the grade center.
  5. 5. Use the Manage drop down menu to select Organize Grade Center
  6. 6. Drag the shaded areas to rearrange the order in which items appear in the grade center
  7. 7. The Manage menu also contains options to  upload or download grades, show or hide participants and set grading periods Click grading periods in the manage menu
  8. 8. Click Add Grading Period
  9. 9. 1. Provide a Name and Description 2. Select dates 4 3. Select option
  10. 10. Click Add Calculated Column drop down menu and select “Total”
  11. 11. Complete the form Select the period
  12. 12. Select Options Read this Click to allow students view Mid-term grade in My Grades
  13. 13. Grading Period added to Grade Center
  14. 14. Click to add a graded component such as attendance
  15. 15. Include Column and Display names
  16. 16. Select options and click submit Click to allow students to see grade in the My Grades area
  17. 17. Attendance added to Grade Center Scroll The order in which the columns appear can be altered under the manage drop down menu.
  18. 18. Use drop down menu to Organize Grade Center Click the + to see all items included in Mid-term grade
  19. 19. Students can view grades by clicking Tools and then selecting My Grades. Students will be able to click on the grade to view the submitted assignment.
  20. 20. Click Grade History
  21. 21. Download Record Select Period
  22. 22. Click Reports
  23. 23. Include Report Name
  24. 24. Select Options
  25. 25. Select Options
  26. 26. Report can be printed For more information contact Lisa Hawkins at