Category: Grade Center

Blackboard: 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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Blackboard: Setting the External Grade in the Grade Center

By default, the Total column is the External Grade column, but you can set a different column, and should if using weighted totals. It is important that the external grade is set correctly because it is shared with your student and other University personnel (e.g. advisors, academic coaches, etc.) as the student’s final grade for the course.

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Transfer grades from Blackboard to UAConnect

The transfer process is straightforward. In essence, you simply indicate in Blackboard which grade column you want to transfer, tell Blackboard to extract those grades, then go to UAConnect, select grades as usual, and use the big yellow button plainly marked “Upload from Bb” to complete the transfer. If any grades were not successfully transferred, UAConnect will tell you. Just enter them manually in the usual way. The final step – using “submitted” and “save” – is the same as always.

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Blackboard: Creating an Average Grade Column

Different grading schemes sometimes call for different uses of columns in Blackboard. Average calculated columns can be useful in averaging a group of columns which each have the same number of points possible. This is done by adding the total number of points and dividing that number by the number of columns.

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