Blackboard: Grade Center


This workshop is designed for instructors. The Blackboard Grade Center is more than just an electronic gradebook. It is a dynamic and interactive tool, providing a place to record data, calculate grades, and monitor student progress. You can determine which assigned grades to show to your students in My Grades, including columns displaying performance results.


In the Grade Center, you can provide and manage your students' grades for assignments, tests, discussion posts, journals, blogs, wikis, and for other activities, such as SoftChalk lessons, VoiceThread posts.

Workshop Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Create a new column: numeric and calculated
  • Enter and edit grades
  • Create feedback for students
  • Use Smart Views to filter the grade columns 

If this session date does not work out for your schedule, we would be happy to set up a one-on-one deskside consulting session, or even a customized departmental workshop. Details on how to request these are found on

For questions about this workshop, please contact KU IT Educational Technologist at or 785-864-2600.


Educational Technology


We highly recommend that you attend any prerequisite workshops listed below since familiarity with the skills and concepts taught in them is essential to benefit fully from subsequent workshops.

However, if you have independently learned the skills and concepts of the required workshop(s), your "equivalent skills" will be accepted as a substitute for attending the prerequisite workshop(s).

To help you determine your skill level, click workshop titles below (if any) for descriptions which outline the topics taught in each workshop and that are assumed in later sessions. You are expected to know the commands and concepts listed within the descriptions for the prerequisite workshop. In most cases, you can also refer to workshop handouts and other helpful materials from the workshop description page.

In addition to any specific prerequisites listed, you should have, as a minimum, basic computing skills.

-Blackboard Strategies and Tools

-Must be an instructor in a blackboard site.