The Grade Center contains student assessment submissions and other grading information for the course. Due to its flexibility, it can be complicated to learn how to manage, so it is strongly suggested that you spend some time working in this area of your course.
The Grade Center includes a row for each student and columns for informational items (name, last access date, etc.), assessments (tests, assignments, graded discussions, etc.), and total columns. The instructor can retrieve student submissions from the Grade Center and apply comments and file attachments, which students can view.
There are many options for viewing your Grade Center (filters and ordering tools). You can hide and show columns, reorder columns, create grade reports and much more.
Before your course starts, it is important for you to verify that your Grade Center is set up correctly. Are all graded items included? Are the columns properly organized? If you use grade weighting, is weighting set up correctly?
Grade Center Overview (pdf)
After you create a course area, such as a content area, learning module, lesson plan, or folder, you create content in it by pointing to its action bar to reveal menus for selecting content items, tests, and links to tools.
Blackboard has an assignment tool that can be used to create graded assignments. This tool also creates a corresponding Grade Center column.
The assignment tool provides students with a link, that when clicked, allows them to attach a document and type in comments. These items will be sent to the Grade Center, where instructors will retrieve and grade them.
Grading Assignments includes:
As you may have seen, myCFCC will be unavailable Sat, Jun 21st between midnight and 6am and Sun, Jun 22nd between midnight and 6am due to maintenance.
Blackboard will still be available during this time, but students will not be able to reach it though myCFCC. Please provide your classes with the alternative address for Blackboard: https://online.cfcc.edu/ (or reiterate it, if you already have). This will help ensure that any students who need to work during that time will be able to.
Thank you for your assistance.
Online Learning Coordinator
Test and quizzes created by the instructor offer a variety of question types.
There is also a survey tool (generally not a graded item) and a Pool Manager, where banks of questions can be stored for use in a test.
Additionally, some publishers have test banks that can be exported to Blackboard and there are third party tools (i.e. Respondus and BYU Test Generator) that can be used to help facilitate test creation.
Questions Types (Videos)