• Use Sync Grades to push marks into the Grade Centre

    We have switched to a new version of Turnitin. The new version of Turnitin is being used for all assignments due 1st August or later – including coursework resubmissions and resit exams on all Blackboard courses for 2022/23. For help with the new version of Turnitin please see Turnitin LTI Assignments When…

  • Blackboard: How to make the Total column visible

    Show the Total column to staff ·        Go into the course Control Panel > Grade Centre > Full Grade Centre ·        Click on Manage > Column Organisation ·        Scroll down until you find the row for Total, which will be greyed out. ·        Tick the checkbox next to Total. ·       …

  • Blackboard: Hiding and Revealing a Grade Centre column to students

    Why might I need to do this? When you create an assessment in Blackboard (Test, Assignment or Turnitin Assignment), a column is automatically created in the Grade Centre and, by default, that column is visible to students via the My Marks tool and the Global Navigation menu. You will normally…

  • Blackboard Learn: Organising the Grade Centre

    Introduction The Grade Centre table can often get very crowded with columns making it challenging to find the ones you need to work with. To overcome this, you can use the Column Organisation feature to sort and filter your columns. Overview To access the Column Organisation page, navigate to the…

  • Blackboard Grade Centre: Smart Views – Getting started with filtered views

    Introduction A Smart View is a focused look at the Grade Centre, set up to facilitate more convenient or more effective use of the Grade Centre. It shows only those columns which match a particular set of user-defined criteria, and can be saved for future use. When the Grade Centre…

  • Blackboard: Grade Centre – Using Calculated Columns

    Introduction In the Grade Centre, you can calculate marks by combining multiple columns to attain performance results, such as course averages final marks based on a weighted scale (combining two or more different marks together) total points. These are called calculated columns. You can display these columns to students so…

  • Blackboard Grade Centre: Downloading marks, and marking offline

    Why work offline? Blackboard Learn allows you to download the whole Grade Centre for a course, or selected columns, which can then be opened and worked on in a spreadsheet application such as Excel, and later re-uploaded into the Grade Centre. This has many benefits such as: ·        Exporting details…

  • Turnitin: Include grades in Calculated Columns

    Introduction You can create a Calculated Column in the Grade Centre to: apply weightings to multiple assessment tasks calculate average, highest or lowest grades create a total score When setting up a Turnitin assignment, you should always tick ‘Reveal grades to students only on post date?’. As a result the…