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Getting Started with the Grade Center > Tasks
Blackboard Academic SuiteTaskWhat You Need to KnowSteps to Accomplish
Enter orChangea GradeManual Grades
: You can enter or change grades manually on theGrade Center spreadsheet.
: Some grades are automatically added to theGrade Center rom work generated in other areas o the BlackboardLearning System, such as Assessments, Assignments, and Discus-sion Board threads. Each gradable item that is created in another area o the course automatically generates a Grade Center column. Automatically entered grades can be changed manually once in theGrade Center. All changes are recorded in the Grade History.
Enter or Change a Grade From the Spreadsheet
:1. Click cell on the Grade Center spreadsheet.2. Enter a new grade or edit an existing grade andpress
. Another grade can be entered while the grade inthe previous cell is being saved.
Change a Grade From the Grade Details Page
:1. Click the
in the grade cell.2. Select
and enter a new grade.
to Null (-) and deletes the grade and allassociated comments and attempts.1. Click grade in the Grade Center spreadsheet.2. Press
You can exclude a grade rom all calculations by Exempting it. Ex-empted grades can be Reverted rom the Grade Details page or romthe Grade Center spreadsheet.You can drop a grade by using a Weighted Column to automaticallydrop the lowest grade out o a particular Category, such as the low-est grade on Weekly Quizzes.You must create Categories in order to drop grades automatically.
Exempting a Single Grade:
in the grade cell and select
Dropping Grades Automatically:
You can set a Calculated Column to automaticallydrop any number o lowest or highest grades. Ater selecting the
, enter a number in
Edit orErase an Attempt
You can change the Grade Value or an individual attempt.You can change the Grade Value to Null or a specifc attempt. Theother attempts are unaected, and the latest attempt becomes theCurrent Grade. This is useul i a Student began a test and was inter-rupted and unable to complete it. Clearing the attempt allows theStudent to take the test again without having the interruption count.Click
on the Grade Details page toEdit the attempt.Click
on the Grade Details page toErase an attempt.
You can undo an Override by Reverting a grade. The Revert unctiononly works or grades that have been Overridden.Click
on the Grade Details page. Click
when the warning message appears.
Grade Columns represent gradable items such as tests and papers.You can manually create Columns in the Grade Center or automati-cally generate them rom outside o Grade Center.The
is limited to 15 characters.1. Click
Add Grade Column
.2. Enter a
.3. Enter a
Weighting grades is done by adding a
Column. Youcan select some or all o the other columns to include in the weightingcalculation. All new courses come with a Weighted Grade Column. This doesnot limit you to one Weighted Grade column. You can create severalWeighted Grade Columns and use them in other Calculated Columns(like another Weighted Grade column).1. Click
Add Calculated Column
.3. Enter a
to include.5. Set the percentage o the total or each Columnor category.6. Click
Edit orDelete aColumn
You can modiy Column properties or delete a column, including all oits grades and associations.Deleting a Column is a fnal action and cannot be undone.1. Click the
in the Column header.2. Select
on the warning message.
You can create Categories to organize the Grade Center and run re-ports on specifc types o grades. Deault categories include Assign-ment, Discussion, Survey, and Test.Grade Center items that are not assigned a Category upon creationare automatically assigned to
.Create Categories beore creating Grade Center Items.1. Click
.3. Enter a