Blackboard (Faculty) - Grade Center: Grading Schema

This document provides an overview of grading schema.

Accessing the Grading Schema

  1. In the Control Panel, click on Grade Center,  then click Full Grade Center.
  2. Click on the Manage button in the menu, then click on Grading Schemas.

Create a New Grading Schema

It is a best practice not to change the original Grading Schema, but first make a new one.

  1. Click on the Create Grading Schema button in the menu.
  2. Type in a name for the Grading Schema. The default schema is Letter. Select a different name so as not to confuse the two. Add an optional description.
  3. Click on the Insert Row arrow 3 times to add additional rows.

    Add rows to Grade Schema

  4. Change the "Grades Scored Between" to reflect the range of grades.
  5. Change the "Will Equal" to the letter grade the scores will represent.
  6. Change the "Will Calculate as" percentage. These percentage will be what the Grade Center uses if you type a Letter Grade into the column.

    Add Grades and Letters

  7. Click Submit.

Change a Column in the Grade Center to a Letter Grade Column

  1. Select the Column's drop down menu and click Edit Column Information.
  2. In the Primary or Secondary Display drop down menu, select the name of the Grading Schema you created.
  3. Click Submit at the bottom of the page.
  4. When you enter the grades, enter the point value. The Letter Grade Schema will convert that to the Letter Grade.

    NOTE: When assigning a Grading Schema to a Column, enter the grade as a a point value. If you enter a letter, the Grading Schema will convert that letter to the percentage associated with it. For example, in the Grading Schema above, if you enter a letter B in the Grade Center calculate the score at 85% of the total points.


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Keywords:blackboard, black board, bb, Grade Center, gradebook, grading schema, letter grade, scores   Doc ID:54621
Owner:Laura M.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2015-08-03 16:28 CDTUpdated:2017-05-19 11:24 CDT
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