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(Bb Ultra) Adding Gradebook Categories

Categories are used to group items together in the Gradebook and Overall Grade column. Assignment, Test, Discussion, Journal, Attendance, Exam,...

More on (Bb Ultra) Adding Gradebook Categories Updated 12/8/20 by N. Blume
(Bb Ultra) Downloading/uploading Gradebook data

When working with grades, you may want to either make a backup of the Gradebook at a specific moment, or to edit the data offline. You can accomplish...

More on (Bb Ultra) Downloading/uploading Gradebook data Updated 6/20/20 by N. Blume
(Bb Ultra) Gradebook Settings

This page describes the options on the Gradebook Settings page in Blackboard Ultra: Grade Schemas, Automatic Zeroes, Grade Categories, Course...

More on (Bb Ultra) Gradebook Settings Updated 6/20/20 by N. Blume
(Bb Ultra) Grading Assessments

This page describes the process of grading Assessments (both Assignments and Tests) and Posting grades in Blackboard Ultra. Grading Assessments...

More on (Bb Ultra) Grading Assessments Updated 12/8/20 by N. Blume
(Bb Ultra) Inserting Calculations in the Gradebook

Calculations are a new feature of Blackboard Ultra, replacing several column types from the Grade Center. They can be used to add bonus points to an...

More on (Bb Ultra) Inserting Calculations in the Gradebook Updated 6/21/20 by N. Blume
(Bb Ultra) Inserting Items in the Gradebook

Items are the Ultra Gradebook equivalent to the “Create Column” feature in the Blackboard Classic Grade Center. An Item is unattached to...

More on (Bb Ultra) Inserting Items in the Gradebook Updated 6/20/20 by N. Blume
(Bb Ultra) Setting up an Overall Grade

This page describes the Overall Grade function in Blackboard Ultra, used to provide a weighted grade total. The first time you open the Gradebook...

More on (Bb Ultra) Setting up an Overall Grade Updated 6/21/20 by N. Blume
(Bb Ultra) Tracking Attendance

The Blackboard Ultra Attendance tool allows you to track daily attendance in Blackboard, and automatically updates an Attendance score in the...

More on (Bb Ultra) Tracking Attendance Updated 6/20/20 by N. Blume
Allowing additional assignment submissions

From time to time a student will have an issue turning in a test or assignment and you’ll want to give them another opportunity to submit their...

More on Allowing additional assignment submissions Updated 8/3/17 by R. Davidson
Changing "Primary grade" in student view

One column in the Grade Center is always marked as the External Grade. This column cannot be deleted and is used as the primary grade displayed in...

More on Changing "Primary grade" in student view Updated 8/3/17 by R. Davidson
Check the IP address for test or assignment submissions

The downloaded grade history includes the IP address for the person who last edited any grade center column. This means, if you download the grade...

More on Check the IP address for test or assignment submissions Updated 12/7/17 by R. Davidson
Collect a number of columns / categories into one column

Depending on how you've set up your Grade Center, you may find it useful to collect some number of columns into a single total column. You...

More on Collect a number of columns / categories into one column Updated 3/20/18 by R. Davidson
Create a Grade Center column

To create a Grade Center column, navigate to the Grade Center and click the Create Column button in the upper left. The first step in creating...

More on Create a Grade Center column Updated 1/17/18 by R. Davidson
Create a Weighted Total column

The Grade Center's Weighted Total column lets you provide "percent of total" values for both stand-alone columns and columns collected...

More on Create a Weighted Total column Updated 1/23/18 by R. Davidson
Creating a Grade Center category

If you're using a weighted total column in your Grade Center, you will probably want to create categories specific to your course. Fortunately,...

More on Creating a Grade Center category Updated 1/16/18 by R. Davidson
Delete a Grade Center column

Deleting a Grade Center Column removes it completely from both the student and instructor view. Grade data is also removed when a column is deleted,...

More on Delete a Grade Center column Updated 8/3/17 by R. Davidson
Download Grade Center as a spreadsheet

To download your full Grade Center in an Excel-readable format, first navigate to the course's Full Grade Center. In the upper right corner,...

More on Download Grade Center as a spreadsheet Updated 9/25/18 by R. Davidson
Editing a grading scale (schema)

The Grade Center's Grading Schema (also known as a "grading scale"), lets you show students a letter grade that's calculated from a...

More on Editing a grading scale (schema) Updated 1/23/18 by R. Davidson
Grade a simple item

Blackboard's Grade Center offers a number of approaches to posting grades and navigating the grade center. For simple columns -- columns...

More on Grade a simple item Updated 3/20/18 by R. Davidson
Grade Center overview

This video provides an overview of the Blackboard Grade Center, where instructors can enter, edit, and manage grades for a course.  

More on Grade Center overview Updated 8/3/17 by R. Davidson
Grading Assignments

There are a few ways to collect and read assignments collected online through Blackboard's assignment tool, then provide students with feedback...

More on Grading Assignments Updated 12/2/20 by R. Davidson
Grading with rubrics

Once you’ve set up a rubric and associated it with a column in your Grade Center, using it to grade that column is pretty easy. Load up your...

More on Grading with rubrics Updated 8/3/17 by R. Davidson
Grouping columns by Grading Period

Grading Periods are an efficient way of managing your Grade Center so you only see certain groups of columns at one time. This can be particularly...

More on Grouping columns by Grading Period Updated 8/3/17 by R. Davidson
Grouping students from merged courses in the Grade Center

Merging courses to consolidate announcements and content into a single course can be incredibly useful. Unfortunately, it can also result in a very...

More on Grouping students from merged courses in the Grade Center Updated 1/5/18 by R. Davidson
Hide a column from student view

Hiding a column from student view allows you to work with a column — record grades, etc — without students seeing the column or your...

More on Hide a column from student view Updated 8/3/17 by R. Davidson
Optimizing Grade Center for the student grade view

When students view their grades on Blackboard they use a tool called My Grades. The My Grades page is quite different than the Grade Center used by...

More on Optimizing Grade Center for the student grade view Updated 8/3/17 by R. Davidson
Review and change category for a number of columns at once

Grade Center categories, when used in combination with the Weighted Total column, are a powerful way to collect and evaluate student performance in a...

More on Review and change category for a number of columns at once Updated 1/29/18 by R. Davidson
Submit midterm/final grades to My Portal

This video, created by Information Technology Services and the Registrar’s Office, walks you through the process of posting grades to My...

More on Submit midterm/final grades to My Portal Updated 10/11/19 by N. Blume
Tracking attendance (and blogs and journals)

Let's take a couple minutes to talk about recording scores for assessments where we're likely to have bunches of columns. Most commonly, this...

More on Tracking attendance (and blogs and journals) Updated 3/23/18 by R. Davidson
Upload grades from a spreadsheet

Sometimes it's more convenient to record student grades in Excel, or the spreadsheet program of your choice, then transfer those scores to...

More on Upload grades from a spreadsheet Updated 8/19/19 by R. Davidson

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