Hide Grade Column

Step 1: Click  “Grade Center” under the “Course Management” panel.

Step 2: Click  “Full Grade Center”.

Step 3: Select column to hide.

Step 4: Click the Action Link Item to the right of column name.

Step 5: Select “Show/Hide to Users”. showhideuser

Note: A circle with a slash  cirlce_slash to the left of the column name will indicate users cannot see the column.

Show Grade Column

Step 1: Click “Grade Center” under the “Course Management” panel.

Step 2: Click “Full Grade Center”.

Step 3: Select column to show.

Step 4: Click the Action Link Item to the right of column name.

Step 5: Select “Show/Hide to Users”. showhideuser

Step 1: Click “Grade Center” under the “Course Management” panel. 

Step 2: Click “Full Grade Center”.

Step 3: Locate the column to override grade.

Step 4: Locate the student.

Step 5: Locate the exclamation mark or double dashed lines. 

Step 6: Click directly on the exclamation mark or double dashed line. 

Step 7: Enter points.

Step 8: Press enter or return on the keyboard.

Note: The triangle  indicates the grade has been overridden.

Step 1: Click  “Grade Center” under the “Course Management” panel.

Step 2: Click  “Full Grade Center”.

Step 3: Locate the column of the test to grade.

Step 4: Locate  the exclamation mark. 

Step 5: Click the action link item to the right of the exclamation mark. 

Step 6:  Click the student’s “Attempt”. 

Step 7:  Locate the essay that needs attention.

Step 8: Grade the essay.

Step 9: Give feedback.

Step 10: Click “Save and Next”

To Manually Override a Grade

Step 1: Click the exclamation mark or double dashed line. 

Step 2: Enter points.

Step 3: Click enter.

Note: The triangle indicates the grade has been overridden.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1: Click “Grade Center” under the “Course Management” panel. grade center

Step 2: Select “Full Grade Center”.

Step 3: Click “Manage”. manage.jpg

Step 4: Select “Row Visibility”. row visibility

Step 5: Checkmark checkmarkall students who are not enrolled in the course.

Step 6: Click “Hide Rows”. hide rows

Step 7: Click “Submit”.  submit

Grade an Assignment using the “Needs Grading” section

Step 1: Select the “Needs Grading” option underneath the Grade Center in the Course Management Panel.

Grade Center options with Needs Grading and full grade center

Step 2: Filter the list to assignments using the filter criteria at the top of the page, if necessary.

needs grading filter showing assignments being filtered

Step 3: Either click on the name of the student to grade

OR

click on the action item link that appears next to the title of the assignment and select either “Grade All Users” or “Grade Anonymously”.

grade all users or grade anonymously options

Step 4: Preview the “Assignment Details” by clicking on the words on the right hand side of the screen if necessary.

Step 5: Provide inline grading Comments, Highlights, or Point Annotations as needed (if the student uploaded a supported file to their assignment submission that allows for the use of the in-line grading feature).

Note:  On 1/15/2018, the provider of in-line grading service (Crocdoc) terminated operations, and the in-line grading solution (Box) was implemented by Blackboard as a replacement for this service.  Below are steps on how to add Comments, Highlighting, and Point Annotations utilizing the new service.  more detailed information about the transition can be found here.  Additionally a video tutorial on how to use the new “Box” in-line grading feature can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnUg6BO0v2A

If you see a students submission and to the right it says “Submission Text” where the file download link would be, this indicates the student did not upload a file for their assignment submission, and wrote their assignment response in the “Submission” field.  When students submit text versus a file, the in-line grading features are not available to annotate their response, however you can highlight and copy/paste the student submission into a new Microsoft Word document, annotate their response in Microsoft Word (using the review/comment tools) and then upload that annotated/graded version in the student Feedback section (see step 7 below for more details).

  1. Adding in-line Comments
    1. Highlight the text where to comment is directed
    2. Click on the comment Icon  Comment Icon
    3. Add the comment in the popup box provided
    4. Select the “Post” button to save your comment.
  2.  Highlighting content
    1.  Highlight the text where you would like to turn on highlight
    2. Click on the Highlight icon Highlight Icon
    3. The text will be highlighted, if you would like to add a comment in addition to highlighting the text, click on the comment icon Comment Icon, add your comment and click the Post button to save your comment.
  3. Adding in-line Point Annotations
    1. Click on the Point annotation icon on the Box Menu bar
    2. Click on the specific location that you would like the point annotation to appear
    3. Enter your comment in the box provided and select the Post button to save your point annotation

Note:  Annotations (comments, highlighting, or point annotations) are supported only for Adobe PDF, Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX) Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX) attachments submitted by students.  In addition to the formats above, Point Annotations can also be added to the following formats:  AI, BMP, DCM, EPS, GIF, PNG, PS, PSD, SVS, TGA, TIF, and TIFF.


Step 6:
Download the original submission of the assignment in the bottom right hand side of the the screen if necessary.

submission download

Step 7: Click on the down arrow underneath the words “Attempt” to provide feedback and/or attach another document for users to view.

grading area showing the button to push to pull down the feedback area feedback text box with attachment option highlighted

Step 8: Click in the box next to the words “Attempt” and provide the student with a point value for their grade.

grading area pointing out the box to put the student's score in

Step 9: Click on the “Submit” button

 

Grade an Assignment using the “Full Grade Center”

Step 1: Select the “Full Grade Center” option underneath the Grade Center in the Course Management Panel.

Grade Center options with Needs Grading and full grade center

Step 2: Find the column with the assignment that needs grading as well as a user with a submitted assignment (this will be noted by a yellow exclamation point).

Step 3: Hover over the exclamation point and click on the action link item that appears.

Step 4: Select “Attempt xx/xx/xxxx”.

Attempt 3/22/10 !

Step 5: Complete steps 4 – 9 from above.

Adding extra credit to an overall weighted grade is a multi-step process. Blackboard  assists in number tracking, but additional math outside the system will also need to be performed. The following steps guide you through the set up process in the grade center. This is a multistep process that begins with weighted columns plus extra credit for a final grade. Next, you need to create the final grade for a student.

Create a Weighted Total Column

Step 1: Click on “Grade Center” under the “Course Management” tools. Graphic of grade center button

Step 2: Click on “Full Grade Center”.

Step 3: Click on the “Create Calculated Column” button.

Step 4: Select “Weighted Column”.
Graphic of weighted column

Step 5: Name the column.

Step 6: Click on the drop down menu for “Primary Display”.  Select “Score”.
Grpahic of primary display score

Step 7: Click on the title for a column or category that needs to be included in the weighted total in “Section 3. Select Columns”.
Graphic of column to select

Step 8: Click on the right arrow next to the “Selected Columns” box. The column title or category should then move from the “Columns to Select”/”Categories to Select” box to the “Selected Columns” box. Graphic of right arrow button
Step 9: Insert the correct percentage in the % box. Graphic of selected columns

Step 10: Repeat until all the necessary columns or categories have moved.

Step 11: Click on the “Submit” button.

 

Create a Manual Extra Credit Column

Step 1: Click on the “Create Column” button.  Graphic of create column button

Step 2: Name the column.

Step 3: Click on the drop down menu for “Primary Display”. Select “Score”.

Step 4: Put “0” in the “Points Possible” box. Graphic of points possible at 0

Step 5: Click on the “Submit” button.

 

Find the Total Weighted Points

Step 1: Hover over the title for the “Weighted Total” column.
Step 2: Look at the Grade Information Bar, and find the total possible points. Remember this number.  Graphic of grade information bar

 

Create a Manual Final Column

Step 1: Click on the “Create Column” button.  Graphic of create column button

Step 2: Name the column.

Step 3: Click on the drop down menu for “Primary Display”. Select “Score”.

Step 4: Click on the drop down menu for “Secondary Display”. Select “Letter”.  Graphic of secondary display

Step 5: Fill in the “Points Possible” box with the number found from the steps in “Find the Total Weighted Points”. Graphic of points possible at 147.5

Step 6: Click on the “Submit” button.

 

Create Final Grade for Student

Step 1: After everything else has been graded, add the points from the “Weighted Total” and “Extra Credit” columns for a student.

Step 2: Manually edit the “Final” column and add the number to this column.

Step 3: The final letter grade will be displayed in parenthesis next to the number. Graphic of final a+ grade
If there is a number showing between the parenthesis, the final points was larger than 100% and the student should receive an A+.  Graphic of final no leter showing

Step 1: Click on a content item to add a group assignment.

Step 2: Click on “Assessment”. Graphic of assessment button

Step 3: Click on “Assignment”. assignments_groups

Step 4: Name the assignment.

Step 5: Add Instructions, Files, Points, Availability, and Due Dates.

Step 6: Select “Groups of Students”. groupsofstudents

Step 7: Select “Group” to be given the assignment. selectgroup

Step 8: Click the arrow_groupassignment arrow to move the group to “Selected Items”.

Step 9: Click “Submit”.  Graphic of submit button

 

Grading a Group Assignment

Step 1: Click on “Grade Center” and then “Full Grade Center”.

Step 2: Locate the group assignment column within the Grade Center.

Step 3: Click on the “Action Link Item”. Graphic of action link item

Step 4: Click on “Group Attempt”.

Step 5: Grade the assignment.

Step 6: Provide feedback if necessary.

Step 7: Click “Submit”. Graphic of submit button

Note: To grade an individual student go back to the grade column and manually override the grade.

 

Step 1: Click “Grade Center” Graphic of grade center button

Step 2: Click “Full Grade Center” Graphic of full grade center

Step 3: Select the assignment where the additional attempt needs to be added for a student

Step 4: Click “Action Link Item” Graphic of action link item

Step 5: Select “View Grade Details” Graphic of view grade details

Step 6: Click on “Allow Additional Attempt” Graphic of allow additioanl attempt

Step 7: Click “OK” on the pop-up Graphic of Ok button

Step 8: Multiple attempts for this assignment should be viewable

Note: One shows “work in progress” and one “needs grading”

Graphic of showing attempt made

Note: Go to properties and modify the properties on that specific assignment to make sure it is both available to the student so they can see it, or adjust the availability and due date accordingly.