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Changing grades

From: Blackboard 9.x Essential Training for Instructors

Video: Changing grades

The easiest way to change your grade on a Blackboard Grade Center page is to, well, just change the grade. For example, Jay on the first quiz, he got a 90. I want to give him a 95. So what I do is I click on the score and just type in a new score, 95, and then press Enter or Return on my keyboard. Remember, I don't want to type 95 and then click somewhere else. Blackboard will throw up that message saying, "don't forget to click OK." Now you can enter grades or change grades for almost anything that you see on your grade book, Grade Center, with a few exceptions.

Changing grades

The easiest way to change your grade on a Blackboard Grade Center page is to, well, just change the grade. For example, Jay on the first quiz, he got a 90. I want to give him a 95. So what I do is I click on the score and just type in a new score, 95, and then press Enter or Return on my keyboard. Remember, I don't want to type 95 and then click somewhere else. Blackboard will throw up that message saying, "don't forget to click OK." Now you can enter grades or change grades for almost anything that you see on your grade book, Grade Center, with a few exceptions.

If it is a weighted total, if it's a calculated total, those things you won't be able to edit. I'm clicking on this and it's not allowing me to change it because it's a weighted total. Blackboard figures out that grade, you can't change it yourself. For the Total, you can't change that. However, I could change Classroom Participation. Let me go back and I want to show you something else, a couple other options that are built in here. For example, let's go and choose William Jones, and not only can I enter a grade, but I want to you notice to the right of his particular grade there's a button with two downward facing chevrons.

That means Edit or More. And I've the option here of exempting the grade. Exempting the grade means that this doesn't count. It's not included in William Jones' final grade. It's sort of in this case a true excused grade. I'm just going to wipe it out, whatever the weight is, doesn't matter. He's not going to be penalized for this grade. I can exempt the grade. When I do that, you see this little blue box here that says the grade has been exempted for this user.

If I decide, oops, that was a mistake, I can actually clear the exemption if I wanted to. One another option I can do is by clicking on the button with the two downward facing chevrons. I can click on View Grade Details. View Grade Details shows me a couple things including the ability to clear a grade, so I can completely erase it as if it was never done. If this were an assignment or a test, we'll talk about those in a later chapter. I can actually clear the attempt. I can also edit the grade. So if I want to I can just go type another grade here.

This just seems like extra steps considering you can enter the grade on the Grade Center, but you can give him some feedback, some individualized, personalized feedback. When he goes to his My Grades he can click on the grade and he will see your notes. That's up to you. It's completely optional. You do that by clicking on the button with the two downward facing chevrons. Click on Save. So you have the ability to clear a grade, to Eeit a grade, you can also view the history or finally, you can manually override a grade.

There are going to be some grades in Blackboard that are automatically graded, like tests. You can if you want to override the grade. You're going to say I want my grade to count. I don't care what Blackboard is saying. I prefer to give this student an 88. In this case, I can give the feedback to the user if I wanted to, click on Save. So regardless of what Blackboard said, I can override the grade. If I ever need to I can always revert back to the original grade. So again, if you ever need to change your grade, just go into the Grade Center and change it.

You can either type in a new grade or you can click on the button with the two downward facing chevrons and choose some of the options there. Remember, that you cannot change weighted total, total or any calculated columns.

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  1. 7m 51s
    1. Welcome
      1m 9s
    2. Using the exercise files
      35s
    3. What is an LMS?
      4m 15s
    4. Understanding Blackboard 9.X versions and campus customizations
      1m 52s
  2. 28m 38s
    1. The new graphical user interface
      5m 53s
    2. Exploring course-to-course navigation
      2m 20s
    3. Using course themes
      2m 15s
    4. Looking at course structures and the Quick Setup Guide
      6m 56s
    5. Using new and improved assessments
      7m 24s
    6. Looking at temporary obstacles and workarounds
      2m 36s
    7. Finding more Blackboard information
      1m 14s
  3. 26m 27s
    1. Logging in to Blackboard
      2m 9s
    2. Accessing your course and uploading files
      5m 40s
    3. Creating announcements
      4m 15s
    4. Sending emails
      4m 57s
    5. Viewing your roster
      3m 50s
    6. Downloading the Grade Center
      3m 17s
    7. Setting course availability
      2m 19s
  4. 14m 9s
    1. Understanding the tabs and sub-tabs
      5m 51s
    2. Working with modules
      3m 25s
    3. Personalizing the My Institution page
      1m 40s
    4. Editing the My Courses module
      3m 13s
  5. 12m 38s
    1. Understanding the course layout and breadcrumbs
      5m 13s
    2. Toggling the Edit Mode
      1m 26s
    3. Hiding and unhiding the Course Menu
      1m 9s
    4. Touring the Control Panel
      4m 50s
  6. 23m 53s
    1. Renaming, reorganizing, and deleting
      4m 58s
    2. Adding new menu items
      6m 4s
    3. Managing tools
      3m 40s
    4. Customizing a course
      9m 11s
  7. 16m 17s
    1. Viewing the course roster
      4m 55s
    2. Enrolling students and others
      7m 31s
    3. Why not to unenroll
      3m 51s
  8. 53m 34s
    1. Organizing content into folders
      5m 24s
    2. Uploading files
      11m 49s
    3. Using the Text Editor
      6m 19s
    4. Inserting a multimedia file
      9m 56s
    5. Linking to an external web resource
      4m 25s
    6. Linking to an internal course file
      6m 3s
    7. Making content available to students
      2m 2s
    8. Using the Content Collection
      3m 35s
    9. Copying and moving content
      4m 1s
  9. 24m 24s
    1. Exploring how students view course grades
      4m 1s
    2. Optimizing the Grade Center
      1m 36s
    3. Changing the default letter grading schema
      4m 24s
    4. Creating score columns
      6m 37s
    5. Entering grades
      5m 19s
    6. Viewing grade histories
      2m 27s
  10. 56m 19s
    1. Creating text columns
      3m 1s
    2. Managing columns
      4m 52s
    3. Creating grading periods
      5m 34s
    4. Creating categories
      5m 42s
    5. Dropping scores in the Grade Center
      9m 3s
    6. Weighting grades in the Grade Center
      6m 4s
    7. Downloading grades and editing in Excel
      7m 51s
    8. Uploading student grades
      4m 29s
    9. Changing grades
      3m 37s
    10. Changing a final grade
      6m 6s
  11. 16m 26s
    1. Creating assignments
      6m 22s
    2. Downloading assignments
      5m 16s
    3. Grading assignments
      4m 48s
  12. 37m 51s
    1. Best practices for using online assessments
      4m 21s
    2. Creating an empty test and choosing the Question Settings
      5m 29s
    3. Creating multiple choice questions
      7m 57s
    4. Creating true/false questions
      2m 48s
    5. Creating essay or short answer questions
      4m 5s
    6. Creating fill-in-the-blanks questions
      3m 39s
    7. Creating opinion scale/Likert questions
      5m 51s
    8. Reusing questions
      3m 41s
  13. 30m 28s
    1. Setting test availability and deploying the test
      13m 13s
    2. Assisting students with common testing obstacles
      8m 16s
    3. Viewing the student results
      6m 40s
    4. Reviewing the differences between surveys and tests
      2m 19s
  14. 16m 43s
    1. Sending emails
      6m 20s
    2. Creating announcements
      7m 14s
    3. Using the Course Calendar
      3m 9s
  15. 33m 15s
    1. Creating discussion forums and threads
      13m 1s
    2. Facilitating discussions
      9m 32s
    3. Moderating forums
      3m 36s
    4. Rating posts
      2m 47s
    5. Grading discussions
      4m 19s
  16. 9m 2s
    1. Creating groups
      7m 57s
    2. Adding members to groups
      1m 5s
  17. 4m 32s
    1. Next steps
      4m 32s

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