Points-Based Grade Center Setup in Blackboard
Points Based: Grade Center columns in the Full Grade Center get added together to calculate the overall / final grade. This uses a Total Column.
Set Up: Course Menu > Course Management > Grade Center > Full Grade Center.
The default, before editing the Total Column, each column that will be contributing to the total should be checked to see if it is “Included in the Grade Center Calculations.”
- Click the Chevron for the column
- Edit Column Information
- Scroll down to Options
”Include in the Grade Center Calculations” has Yes check (no means that it will not count towards the Overall grade)
To edit the Total Column, click on the down-arrow to the right of the column header and choose Edit Column Information. Then scroll down to the Select Columns area.
There are two options for including columns in the Total grade. The first option, All Grade Columns will include all columns in the Full Grade Center that have the option “Include in the Grade Center Calculations” checked.
Choosing Selected Columns and Categories will open the option for Columns to Select. This area gives the option to pick columns to be included in the overall grade. Clicking on a column name then clicking the arrow to the right will place these columns in the Selected Columns box.
At the bottom of the page, click Submit to save these changes.
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