All Blackboard tools that you set to be assessable automatically have a column created in the Grade Centre where the results will be stored including:

  • Discussion board forums
  • Blogs
  • Journals
  • Wikis
  • Assignments
  • Tests
  • Group tools: blogs, journals and wikis
  • TurnItIn

How to access the Grade Centre

The grade centre can be accessed through the Control Panel

  1. Click on Grade Centre.
  2. Click on Full Grade Centre.

click on full grade centre

Calculated column’s available

You can also create the following columns:

  • Blank column: To enter marks for an assessment item not associated with a Blackboard tool i.e. Orals, practical projects, assignments marked off line.
  • Average column: Calculates and displays the numeric average for a selected number of columns.
  • Minimum / Maximum column: Calculates either the minimum or maximum grade for the selected number of columns.
  • Total column: Calculates the total points for the number of columns specified.
  • Weighted column: Calculates the final weighted marks.

Grade centre icon legend

Information on the icon legend that appear in the grade centre can be accessed by:

  1. Clicking on the Icon Legend button right corner in the grade centre.

click on icon legend