Blackboard Grade Center


You access the Grade Center from the Control Panel. Expand the Grade Center section to display the links to the Needs Grading page, the Full Grade Center, and the smart views.

On the Needs Grading page, you can begin grading assignments, group assignments, tests, blog and journal entries, wiki page saves, and discussion posts.

The Full Grade Center link displays all columns and rows in the Grade Center and is the default view of the Grade Center.

The smart view links appear as an indented list in the Full Grade Center section. A smart view is a focused look at the Grade Center and shows only the data that matches a set of criteria. You can use smart views to quickly find data when the Grade Center includes a great number of students and columns. For example, the default Tests smart view displays only test columns.

Details / Instructions

You can perform many actions in the Grade Center with the functions appearing in two rows at the top of page.

These functions appear in the first row:

  • Create Column: Create a grade column.
  • Create Calculated Column: Open a menu with options to create calculated columns.
  • Manage: Options include grading periods, schemas, categories, color coding, row visibility, email, and column organization.
  • Reports: Create reports from Grade Center data and access the grade history for all students.
  • Filter: Narrow your view of the Grade Center data.

These functions appear in the second row:

  • Move to Top: Select one or more check boxes for users and select Move to Top to move the rows to the first positions in the grid.
  • Email: Select one or more check boxes for users, select Email, and make a selection.
  • Sort Columns By: Open a menu with options to sort the Grade Center items.
  • Order: Sort the data in ascending or descending order. The view remains until you sort columns again or log out.

Point to a cell or column header to see the Click for more options icon. Select the icon to open the menu.  The column options are listed below:

Option Description
Quick Column Information Displays information about the column in a pop-up window.
Send Reminder You can send email reminders from Grade Center columns to students and members of groups who have missing coursework.
Grade Attempts Provide a grade for an attempt made for this item.
Grade with User Names Hidden Provide grades for this item with student identities hidden.
Item Analysis Provides statistics on overall test performance and individual test questions. This data helps you recognize questions that might be poor discriminators of student performance. Use this information to improve questions for future test administrations or to adjust credit on current attempts.
Attempts Statistics Displays the Statistics page for tests and surveys. Each question for a test or survey appears, along with its score information for tests or percent answered for surveys. On the Survey Statistics page, you can view the survey results. The percentage of students who selected each answer appears. You can't view individual results for surveys.
Download Results Download Grade Center data for this column as a delimited file that is used in other applications, such as spreadsheet programs or statistical analysis programs.
View All Attempts Displays the View All Attempts page for tests. From this page, you can grade the attempts, grade them anonymously, or grade by question.
Grade Questions Provide grades for all of the responses for a specific question at one time.
Assignment File Download Select and download files students have attached to their assignments.
Assignment File Cleanup Select and delete the files attached to an assignment.
Edit Column Information Displays the Edit Column page for this column.
Column Statistics Displays the Column Statistics page for this column. Statistics include column details, status distribution, grade distribution, and basic statistics, such as range, average, median, and variance.
Set as External Grade The results in the External Grade column are shared with your institution as your students' final grades for your course. You decide which column is set as the external grade. In new courses, the default Total column is the default external grade column, and the External Grade icon appears in the column header.
Hide from Students (on/off) Hide this column from users. If you hide the column, the column remains in the Grade Center grid, but your students won't see it in My Grades. In the grid, the Column Not Visible to Users icon appears in the column header for any column hidden from students. Select again to show the column to users.
Clear Attempts for All Users Displays a separate window where you can clear attempts for all users. You can clear attempts based on criteria or a date range.
Sort Ascending/Sort Descending Display the items in the column in an ascending or descending order.
Hide from Instructor View Hides the column from view in the Grade Center. To show the column, select the Manage menu and select Column Organization.

The cell options are listed below:

Option Description
View Grade Details View grade, attempts, time stamps, and learner feedback for a single student's submission.
Quick Comment Provide feedback on the individual submission or grade.
Exempt Grade Ignore grade in all Grade Center calculations.
Attempt [date] [score] View the student's submission.

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