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I went back and made the mid term and total columns visible to students again. As I mention in last movie Blackboard automatically logs every change made to your Grade Center. That log is called the grade history. To viewthat report get into the Grade Center. We showed you how to do that. You can click on the arrow or click on the full Grade Center. Remember, Blackboard's grade center is a full fledged web spreadsheet program. And it's probably going to be the slowest page in Blackboard. I'm going to click on Reports>View Grade History.
This may take a few moments, but what's going to happen is, it's going to show me seven columns. It's going to show me the date the change was finalized. It's going to show me the name of the grade center column that was edited. Who edited it. In fact, if I click on that person's name, I can see that person's course role. It shows me the student's name, we call that User. It shows me the value, the grade that we entered. It shows me the date the attempt was submitted.
This is going to be useful for student tests and attempts and then any other grading comments. I can if I want to, go and change the time frame. Right now this is just for the last 14 days, but in the top right corner. I can choose a different time frame. And if I want to, I can even download this. There's a button up here that says Download. And this is a file that you can open in Microsoft Excel. So, why did I show you this? The two biggest concerns instructors have about Blackboard's Grade Center is one.
That students can see other students' grades. They can't. We showed you that in the first movie in this chapter. And two, that somehow or another, that Blackboard will eat or mess up their grades. It won't. Blackboard's Grade Center really is safe. You can trust it, and countless other institutions and instructors around the world already do. So, in this chapter we focused on the basics of Blackboard's Grade Center. For most instructors, this is all you're ever going to need.
However the Grade Center has a lot of additional tools and features. Things that are really going to help you down the road and that's what we're going to talk about in our next chapter.
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