Ultra: Grading

Associating a Rubric to Gradable Content in Blackboard Ultra

You can associate rubrics with tests, assignments, or discussions. Important details: For tests and assignments, you must associate a rubric before adding questions. For discussions,...

Calculating the Midterm Grade in Blackboard Ultra

There are three methods that can be used within Ultra to calculate midterm grades. Method 1: Using the overall grade column as your midterm grade....

Copying a Rubric in Blackboard Ultra

This resource shows you how to copy a rubric from one Blackboard Ultra course to another. For help with moving rubrics from Blackboard Original, refer...

Copying Rubrics from Original to Ultra

This resource shows you how to copy a rubric from Blackboard Original into Ultra. For help with copying between Ultra courses, refer to Copying a...

Creating a Category

When you create a gradable item, it automatically appears in the Gradebook and is associated with the appropriate category. There are pre-existing categories, but you...

Creating a Manual Grade Column in Ultra

Blackboard automatically creates a Grade Column in the Gradebook for every item that you designate as graded, or that is graded automatically (e.g. test, assignment,...

Creating a Rubric in Blackboard Ultra

Current Issues & Bugs: The following are known issues with this feature in Blackboard Ultra. For workarounds and estimated fix timelines please refer to the Blackboard Ultra...

Disabling Automatic Zeros

Automatic zeros are enabled in Ultra courses by default. This means that Blackboard will assign zeros for unopened/late assessments that are past the due date....

Downloading Grades From Gradebook

You can download the full gradebook or select columns from your Ultra courses. You can export the file in a comma-delimited (CSV) or tab-delimited (XLS)...

Edit or Delete an Item in the Gradebook

Important details When you delete an item from the gradebook, all student submissions associated with that item will also be deleted. From the list view:...

Editing Gradebook Settings

Current Issues & Bugs: The following are known issues with this feature in Blackboard Ultra. For workarounds and estimated fix timelines please refer to the Blackboard Ultra...

Filtering your Blackboard Ultra Gradebook

You can filter your Gradebook to see specific columns and/or students. To filter your gradebook: Navigate to the Grid View of your Gradebook and select...

Grading a Discussion

When you create a discussion, they are automatically set to ungraded. To be able to grade a forum in the Discussion Board, you need to...

Grading a Journal

Current Issues & Bugs: The following are known issues with this feature in Blackboard Ultra. For workarounds and estimated fix timelines please refer to the Blackboard Ultra...

Grading Group Assignments in Ultra

Group assignments are a great tool to enhance learning outcomes and foster class collaboration. This resource walks you through grading group submissions and how to...

Grading Student Submissions

Current Issues & Bugs: The following are known issues with this feature in Blackboard Ultra. For workarounds and estimated fix timelines please refer to the Blackboard Ultra...

Navigating the Blackboard Ultra Gradebook Page

  A. Accessing the Course Gradebook. In the top right corner locate the navigation bar and select the Gradebook icon to view all the coursework that’s...

Override a Student Grade

An instructor can manually override a student’s submitted attempt grade.  From the list view You can override a student’s grade from either the Gradable item...

Overriding a mark in an individual question

Current Issues & Bugs: The following are known issues with this feature in Blackboard Ultra. For workarounds and estimated fix timelines please refer to the Blackboard Ultra...

Rearranging Gradebook Columns

In Ultra, you are able to change the sequence of gradebook rows/columns. This can be useful if you want certain items to be grouped together...

Setting up the Overall Grade

The overall grade is similar to a running Weighted Total column in Blackboard Original in that it is a calculated item that you build to...

Uploading Grades to Gradebook

You can upload a grade file you worked on offline and update your Gradebook. To upload a correctly formatted file, download the Gradebook. Then, edit...

Using BB Annotate for Inline Grading

You can annotate and grade student files directly within the browser with Bb Annotate. You can use Bb Annotate for inline grading in your courses....

Using Blackboard Gradebook

The Blackboard Gradebook is a key tool for instructors. You can grade coursework, manage items, and post grades from 3 different views: 1) Gradable items...