Many tools within Blackboard Learn such as tests, assignments, and graded discussion forums will automatically generate columns in the grade center. However, you can also create custom columns for your use in entering any type of grade.
The weighted column is a type of calculated column that generates a grade based on the result of selected columns and/or categories, and their respective percentages. For example, your course may list tests to be worth 40% of the final course mark, assignments and participation 40%, and final test 20%. Below are the steps involved in setting up a weighted column.
Blackboard allows you to drop the lowest score from a selection of grade columns. For example, you may decide to drop the 2 lowest marks out of 10 assignments that the students in your course have completed. The following steps will show you how to do so.
NOTE: Do not change the file name while saving because the Grade Center needs the information it contains to deliver it to the appropriate column when uploading.
A smart view is a focused look at the Grade Center. It shows only the columns that match a set of criteria. When the Grade Center includes a great number of students and columns, you can use smart views to quickly find data.