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 Issues and Workarounds document.
- Exceptions – Can’t exempt individual students from an assessment.
In your course Gradebook, you can add or make changes to your existing settings to fit your grading methods. From the Gradebook Settings panel, you can manage Grade Schemas and Grade Categories, add Automatic Zeros and establish Student Performance settings.
To edit Gradebook settings:
- In the Gradebook, select the Settings icon. The Gradebook Settings panel will open on the right.
Grade Schema. You can make changes to the default grading schema. You can also view the Gradebook categories and create and manage rubrics. You can also create and manage grade notations to override a student’s overall grade and assign automatic zeros.
Student Performance. From this section, you can adjust the activity performance criteria required to receive alerts in your activity stream such as days of inactivity or limit percentage grades and, in turn, send those alerts to students.
Automatic Zeros. You can choose to automatically assign zeros to missing work past the due date. Students and groups can still submit work after an automatic zero is assigned. After you enable this setting, you don’t have to go through your gradebook to manually assign zeros. The automatic zeros setting applies to these graded items:
- Assignments and group assignments
- Tests and group tests
- Graded individual and group discussions
NOTE: This setting is enabled by default in new courses.
Overall Grade. In the Gradebook, you can set up the overall grade. The overall grade is a calculated item that you build to show students a running tally of all the items that you grade and post. To set up your overall grade, please see Setting up your Overall Grade.
Grade Categories. See more on How to edit/add grade categories.
Course Rubrics. See more on How to edit/add rubrics.