Blackboard (Faculty) - Grade Center: Download the Grade Center

This document describes how to download the Grade Center in Blackboard. There are multiple reasons you may wish to download the Grade Center. For example, you might want to keep as a backup of student grades (always stored securely on password protected computer) or you might want to enter or configure grades manually when you don't have internet access.
  1. From the Control Panel, click on Grade Center.

  2. Click Full Grade Center.

    Screenshot of the Control Panel with the Grade Center tab and Full Grade Center option circled.

  3. Click Work Offline near the top-right corner of the Grade Center screen.

  4. Choose Download from the drop-down list.

    Screenshot of the upper-right corner of the Grade Center. The Work Offline tab and the Download option are circled.

  5. On the next screen you will select what parts of the Grade Center you want to download. From the "Data" section, choose one of these options:
    1. The Full Grade Center  - use this option to get a complete copy of student grades recorded in the Grade Center
    2. Selected Column - select this if you wish to download only one column or assignment. 
    3. User Information Only - this is a good option if you want a list of students or a printable roster

      Screenshot of the Data section of the Download page, displaying the options of which data to download.


  6. From the "Options" section, choose Comma as the Delimiter Type.

  7. Decide whether to Include Hidden Information, such as hidden assignment columns (Choose yes or no). 
    Screenshot of the Options section of the Download page, with the Comma delimiter type selected and diplaying the options to include hidden information or not.>

  8. From the "Save Location" section, accept the default: Save to "My Computer."
    Screenshot of the Save Location section of the Download page, requesting the location to download the data.
  9. Click Submit at the bottom of the screen.

  10. Click the Download button on the next screen to open and save the file to your computer. 

    Screenshot of the Download Grades page, with the Download button circled.
  11. Open the file using Microsoft Excel. You may get a pop-up "The file format and extension of 'course' don't match. Do you want to open it anyway?"
    Select Yes.


Keywordsblackboard, black board, bb, Grade Center, gradecenter, grade, grading, grade book, gradebook, work offline, offline grading   Doc ID55860
OwnerCenter I.GroupSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created2015-09-02 11:40:26Updated2023-07-10 10:51:59
SitesSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
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