Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tip #84: Entering Grades

Tip: You can enter grades with or without feedback.

This feature allows movement from one student to the next within the options to submit grades with or without feedback.

How to enter grades without feedback:

  1. From the Control Panel, access the Grade Center.
  2. Click on Edit Rows Displayed in the lower-right hand corner, underneath all student names. Here you can adjust how many students you can see at once.
    Note: The more students displayed, the longer it takes Grade Center to load.
  3. Underneath the desired assignment column, click on the cell of the first student.
  4. Type in grade and hit enter.
  5. The next cell will automatically enter edit mode where you can type in the grade.

How to enter grades with feedback:

  1. From the Control Panel, access the Grade Center.
  2. Locate the desired assignment column and click cell of the first student.
  3. Click the down arrows on the right side of this cell and select View Grade Details.
  4. Select Edit Grade, which is located on the right-hand side underneath Actions.
  5. Type in the number grade under Current Grade Value and insert comments in the text box underneath Feedback to User.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Above the Current Grade box, click on the forward arrow next to the current user name to view grade details for next student.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tip #83: Bulk Downloading Assignments in the Grade Center

Tip: You can download all submissions for an assignment as one .zip file.

This feature is available when the assignment feature is used to issue an assignment. Blackboard automatically creates a column in the grade center. The grade center column will collect the assignments.

How to bulk download assignments:

  1. Access the Grade Center from the Control Panel.

  2. Locate the assignment column to download and click the down arrow next to the name of the assignment

  3. Select Assignment File Download

  4. Select the student(s), click Submit

  5. Click the link provided to download the assignment files titled Download assignments now.

  6. The file will download as a .zip file.
For information on creating assignments in Blackboard, see Creating Assignments.