Blackboard Thing of the Week – Initial Grade Center Cleanup

I’ve been seeing an atypically high amount of interest this semester from faculty wanting to start using the Grade Center. That’s excellent, but if you’re just starting out using the Grade Center then a good place to start is with cleaning up some of the default columns that really aren’t of any use. Also, if you are just starting out with posting grades to your Blackboard course, consider meeting with one of the Blackboard support team to discuss how you are going to use grades. We are more than happy to meet with you one-on-one and discuss the specifics of your course; just let us know what times work best for you!

In the below video, I demonstrate how to hide away some columns of no value here at Palomar, and discuss deleting at least one of the two default columns for totaling up the student scores. After all, it’s unlikely that you truly need both a Weighted Total and Total column.

If you have been using the Grade Center for some time, and still have all those default columns around “just in case”… hide ’em away. Worst case scenario is that you may decide to show them again at some point in the future, and they’re just getting in your way right now.