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Grade Center at a Glance – Using Column Organization to View the Full Grade Center

Sometimes we need to double check that we assigned a due date for an assignment, gave the correct point values for a quiz, or even that all of our categories are correct for grade calculations. If we have many columns in the grade center this is sometimes difficult to view quickly. One way to see the full grade center and all of the columns, point values, categories, and due dates is to go into “Column Organization.”

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Sorting the Grade Center

By default, the Grade Center in Blackboard sorts alphabetically by last name. But did you know that you can also easily sort by any of the grade center columns? For instance, if you want to sort by “Exam 1” grades you can sort numerically by the “Exam 1” column! (This is especially useful when manually entering ‘0’s.)

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Creating and Deleting Multiple Columns in the Grade Center

Creating and deleting multiple Grade Columns in the Grade Center can be a time consuming process. The “Batch Create Grade Columns‟ and “Batch Delete Grade Columns‟ tools make it much quicker and easier to add or remove Grade Columns.

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External Grade

The External Grade marker in the grade center will push the contents of one column to the Home Screen’s Report card module when the students log into Blackboard Learn. There is no way to remove the External Grade, because there has to be at least one column in the grade book designated for an external grade.

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