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Blackboard Essentials for Teachers by William Rice

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Chapter 11. Grading Students

Blackboard's Grade Center is a spreadsheet that shows the students' grades, and calculations based on those grades. Only a user with the role of Instructor, Teaching Assistant, or Grader can access Grade Center.

In this chapter, we will show you how to:

  • Find things that need to be graded
  • Use Smart Views to view the gradebook
  • Categorize graded items
  • Manually override grades
  • Prepare a report for grades

When a student wants to see his/her grades, the student selects the My Grades tool, and not Grade Center.

Blackboard automatically enters the grades for graded activities such as tests, assignments, graded posts in forums, and so on. Each graded activity gets a column in Grade Center. Each student gets a row in Grade Center ...

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