Blackboard (Faculty) - Grade Center: Grading Color Codes

This document provides an overview of color coding grades.
  1. From the full Grade Center, click Manage, then click Grading Color Codes.

  2. Check the box “Enable Grading Color Codes.”

  3. Set the Criteria:
    • More Than or Equal to
    • Between
    • Less Than Set the Percentage

  4. If you want the background to be the color, select the background color and choose a contrasting color for the text. See the Indicator Preview column for proper contrast. 

    Set color codes

    As displayed in the Grade Center:
    color codes in grade center

  5. Click Submit.

View the Color Codes

  1. Return to the Full Grade Center.

  2. The Color Codes are not automatically visible. Click the Show Color Coding button at the top of the Grade Center.

    Show color codes button

  3. If you do not see the “Show Color Coding” button, click on Manage, then click on Grading Color Codes.

  4. Check the box “Enable Grading Color Codes.”

    Enable grading color codes
  5. Click Submit.

Tip! Using too much color can make the grade center look overwhelming. Try:  

  • Colorizing text with white background 
  • Colorizing only the “D” and/or “F” grades (text or background)

Keywordsblackboard, black board, bb, grade center, color coding, grade coloring, color   Doc ID79032
OwnerCenter I.GroupSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created2018-01-05 14:58:02Updated2024-03-12 08:55:31
SitesSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
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