Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tip #70: Blackboard 9 Grade Center's Smart Views

Tip: In Blackboard 9, you can create different views of your Grade Center which allow you to filter which students you view, the columns you view, or a combination of both.

Here’s how to create a Grade Center Smart View:

  1. Log into your course and ensure Edit Mode is ON.

  2. Click on the Evaluation area of the Control Panel then select Grade Center in the expanded menu.

  3. On the Grade Center page, click on the Manage button and then select Smart Views from the dropdown menu.

  4. On the Smart Views page, click on the Add Smart View button.

  5. On the Create Smart View page, enter a name (required) and description (optional) then select a Type of View from one of the following:
    • Group (select individual groups)
    • Benchmark (select users based on performance criteria)
    • Focus (select individual users)
    • Investigate (a combination of the first three)

  6. Select the criteria you would like to use to limit users.
    • NOTE: If you would like to create a view that only limits which columns you view but includes all students, select Benchmark for your view type and then make the criteria “Grade on Total Greater than or Equal to” 0.

  7. Use Filter Results to choose which columns you would like to view.

  8. Click Submit then OK. Your new Smart View will now be an option on the Current View dropdown located on the yellow action bar.

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