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Faculty - Add a Grade Center Column in Blackboard Manually

 

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Faculty - Add a Grade Center Column in Blackboard Manually

Grade Center columns can be added manually or through the creation of an assessment (i.e, graded assignment, graded discussion board, etc.). If you are teaching a face-to-face course, you will need to manually create your Grade Center columns.  

 

1. Click the Create Column button at the top of the Grade Center.  

2. Enter the name of the column in the Column Name field.

Note: Any field that has an asterisk next to it is required.  In this case, the only required entries are the Column Name and Points Possible.

 
3. Select the Primary Display. (Score, Text, Percentage, Letter, Complete/Incomplete)     

4. If desired, select a Secondary Display

Note:  The secondary display only appears for the Instructor in the Grade Center; it does not appear in the student’s view of their grades.

5. Select the Category for the assessment. 

Note: This is very important if you are using a Weighted Total column. The Category is what you will use to calculate your weights. For example, anything that is designated as the Assignment category will be weighted based on the weight associated with Assignments for your course (i.e. Assignments are worth 20% of the student's overall grade).

6. Enter the Points Possible

7. You can associate a rubric to this column if you wish.

Note: The rubric must be created within Blackboard.

8. Date Created will default to the current day.  If you want to establish a due date, click the check box and select the appropriate date and time.  

9. Under Options, select Yes or No based on your preferences.

  • Include this column in the Grade Center calculations
  • Show this column to Students
  • Show Statistics (average and median) for this column to Students in My Grades

Note: The Options automatically default to Yes for Include this Column in the Grade Center Calculations and Show this Column to Students and No for Show Statistics for this column to Students in My Grades.

 
10. Click Submit   
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