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The New Blackboard Grading Tool FAQ

Upcoming Blackboard Workshops for March

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All faculty are invited to attend any of the following workshops to learn how to use Blackboard tools to make instruction more efficient and student learning experiences more effective. Please use our workshop reservation form to save your seat.


Setting Up Blackboard Grade Center

At the end of this one hour session, participants will be able to: access a course Grade Center, create columns for assignments, created weighted grades, and learn how the Grade Center can help you and your students keep tabs on their learning progress.

Date & Time Location Leader
Weds. March 9th, 11AM-12PM Milwaukee Campus, Room M201A Pablo Muirhead

Google Apps Workshop

During this one-hour session, participants will review using Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs to enhance their productivity and teaching practice.

Date & Time Location Leader
Tues. March 22nd, 11AM-12PM Milwaukee Campus, Room M201A Mernathan Sykes

Upcoming Blackboard Workshop: Grade Center Management

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Faculty provide grade feedback to students throughout the semester by using a Blackboard course’s Grade Center. In this one hour session, you will review how to:

  1. Identify the basic features of a course’s Grade Center
  2. Create a column and enter a student’s grade data and feedback
  3. Identify how Total or Weighted Total columns differ and function
  4. Adjust column settings and their column organization
  5. Use the My Grades tool displays grades to students
  6. Apply best practices for managing the grading process

Download the handout here: Grade-Center-Management-Basics-2014