- Collapsible sidebar menu on the left-hand side to assist with navigation.
- Page selection for faster navigation.
- Zooming options to zoom in on a document, as well as quickly reset the view to fit
- Multiple Highlighting options. You can now underline, strike-through text, and Squiggle
highlighted text as well as choose a color for highlighting.
- Insert images as well as simulate stamping a document.
- Enhanced drawing features, including shapes and lines as well as text boxes.
- Print and download options for the document with your annotations added.
- Built-in Search feature for searching the document.
See the Blackboard Annotate help document or view the Blackboard Annotate Overview video for more information.
The My Grades page allows students to view posted grades and the status of gradable
items. When a student accesses My Grades via the Global Navigation menu they see grade
information from all courses in one location. My Grades may include item names, details,
due dates, student and instructor dates of activity, posted grades, points possible,
links to rubrics used for grading and instructor's comments about the items.
As an instructor you will not see any information if you click on My Grades in a course,
just the message "Users with your role do not have personal grades". Instructors can
use Student Preview mode to access My Grades and see the student view of grades in their course.
There are three ways for students to access the My Grades page: From inside a course
1) click My Grades on the left course menu, 2) click Student Tools on the course menu
then My Grades. To see grades for all courses 3) access the Blackboard Global Navigation
Menu (click your name in the upper right) and click the My Grades icon.
Visit Blackboard's Grades page or view the Check your Grades video to provide information to your students about accessing their grades.
A smart view is a focused look at the Grade Center that shows only the columns that
match a set of criteria. The view is saved for continued use. When the Grade Center
includes a great number of students and columns, you can use smart views to quickly
find data. Several smart views are available by default, but you can also create your
own.With smart views, you can view the progress of these items:
- An existing group
- Student performance for a particular item
- Individual students
- Category and status of items
- Custom combination of attributes
Example: Tracking low scores - You create a smart view to track students with low scores
to quickly see which students need help. You can email these students from the Grade
Example: Assessment comparison - You create a smart view to display only two columns in the
Grade Center grid: a calculated total column for tests and a calculated total column
for assignments. You can compare the two columns to gauge how students are performing.
Visit Blackboard's Smart View page or view the How to Create a Smart View video for information on Creating Smart Views in your Grade Center.
To eliminate potential double entry of Grade Center data, you can perform offline
grading and import grades into the Grade Center. You can also upload grades from external
sources such as a spreadsheet or a comma-separated values (CSV) file. You must format
data specifically to upload correctly and to synchronize with existing Grade Center
Visit Blackboard's Work Offline with Grade Data page or view the Work Offline with Grade Center Data video for more information.
Many instructors use attendance data as part of their students' overall grades.
For each class meeting, you can mark whether a student is present, late, absent, or
excused. The attendance records for each student appear in a single column next to
other grades. On the Attendance page, profile pictures appear so you can easily identify students.
You can use attendance as part of grade calculations just as you can for an assignment
See Blackboard's Attendance page or view the Mark Attendance view for more information.
Grade History, Reports and Statistics
On the Grade History page, you can view all grade actions within a course and export the information. You
can view all the data for grade submissions for the course within a set date range.
Access the Grade History page from the Reports menu in the Grade Center. Visit Blackboard's Grade History page to find out more.
You can create printable reports for your courses and students. You can also create
a progress report that contains grades from a particular grading period for a defined
group of students in a class. You can only choose students within one section to appear
in a report. You must run a separate report for each section.
Based on your version of Blackboard Learn, when students submit assignments successfully,
they may receive confirmation numbers. If available, you can view the confirmation
numbers for all student submissions from the Grade Center.
You can customize reports. You can include report header and footer information, a
signature line, date, and course information.
When you print, only one student per page is allowed.
Visit Blackboard's Grade Reports and Statistics page for more information.
Blackboard/Campus Connection Grade Import
Blackboard/Campus Connection Grade Import allow the instructor of record to import
term-based final grades from their Blackboard course(s) directly into Campus Connection.
The option provides a one-way transfer of data and will help to ensure a secure and
accurate recording of grades from Blackboard to Campus Connection.
All Blackboard course sites have a grade column added to the Grade Center titled "CC
Final Grade". This column has been pre-configured to be the default grade column
to be used with the Campus Connection grade import. This column is not required to