Blackboard: Grade Center (Virtual/Online Workshop)

Note: This is a virtual/online workshop that is hosted via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. On the day of the training, you will access the training session at


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 Technologists at or 785-864-2600.

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