What is the Grade Centre?

The Blackboard Grade Centre provides an area within your Blackboard course to store student marks. Student scores from Blackboard tests and surveys are stored in the Grade Centre automatically. You may also manually add scores and information that are not automatically added by Blackboard. Assessment submitted using the Assignment tool can also be viewed, marked and downloaded from the Grade Centre.

Smart Views allows you to save filtered views of the Grade Centre. e.g. All students who belong to a tutorial group.

Why would I use the Grade Centre?

Grade Centre allows you to view marks from online tests, and marked blogs, journals, wikis and discussion boards. When you create an assessment item in Blackboard, a column is automatically created in Blackboard. You may also manually add marks and information to the Grade Centre. Grade Centre allows you to perform basic calculations such as average marks, total marks and weighed marks.

Other Considerations

Grade Centre only performs basic calculations and a spreadsheet should be used if more complicated formulas are needed. In that case, the marks from Grade Centre can be exported to a spreadsheet, calculations performed and then the final marks imported back into Grade Centre.

My Grades: Students can view marks using this tool.

Assignment tool (Bb): Assignments uploaded using this tool can be viewed and marked using the Grade Centre.

Case Studies

Christopher Sexton

Chris shares his views on the benefits of using Grade Centre to finalise marks, especially for group assignments.

Watch the video (YouTube, 1m 37s)