Blackboard (Faculty) - Grade Center: Check Total or Weighted Total Column with Preview User

This document provides an overview of how to check the total or weighted total columns using the preview user.
  1. Enter Student Preview Mode. Click the Student Preview icon, which resembles the shape of an eye, located near the "Edit Mode" button at the top-right corner of the course screen. 

    eyeball student preview icon

  2. Click the Settings button in the orange bar.

    settings button in the orange bar

  3. Choose the Keep the preview user and all data radio button. Click Save.

    Student Preview Settings with keep the preview user and all data circled

  4. Click the Exit Preview button in the orange bar.

  5. Navigate to the Full Grade Center. YourLastName_PreviewUser has now been added as a user. It will appear alphabetically in the list.

  6. Enter the maximum points possible for each test/assignment across the columns. If you are unsure of the points, hover over the column heading and it will appear to the left behind the Grade Information Bar.

    points possible

  7. Once all of the points have been entered, check that the total or weighted total comes out to 100% or the points desired.

Keywordsblackboard, black board, bb, grade center, check total, check weighted total, preview user, total isn't right   Doc ID81970
OwnerCenter I.GroupSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created2018-04-30 14:49:29Updated2024-01-11 11:15:24
SitesSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
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