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Blackboard Grade Center
Blackboard's Grade Center can freeze grade columns, re-order grade columns using drag-and-drop, quickly hide or display grade columns, and much more using the Column Organization page.
Below are step-by-step instructions:Blackboard Help: Grade Center.
The grade columns will display in the new order on the main Grade Center page.
Grade Center columns can be frozen in place so they do not move while scrolling through the other data. Frozen columns remain in place on the left side of the Grade Center while the rest of the columns can be scrolled across. This helps instructors easily match up individual students with their scores across the length of the Grade Center. Instructors can freeze and unfreeze any of the columns in the Grade Center page.
To freeze a column:
In the example below, the grade column Last Access was dragged to the "frozen" section. (To unfreeze a column, drag the row below the dark gray bar. )
In the example above, the main Grade Center page is displayed. Notice the Last Access column is frozen (gray).
If a Grade Center has a lot of columns, it is sometimes easier to enter grades if some columns are temporarily hidden. Also, you may want to hide grading columns that appear in Blackboard by default that you will never use (such as Student ID or Username).
Keep in mind that the instructions given below only affect the instructor's view of the Grade Center, not the student's view (My Grades). If scores are to be hidden from students, please review the Hide Scores Case Study.
As a reminder, students do not see student information (such as Name, ID, Availability, Username, etc.) in their view of the Grade Center.
Here's one way to "hide" a column in the Grade Center:
Because the columns are only "hidden," they can be displayed again.
To "show" items, return to the Column Organization pagee and place a check mark in each check box for each hidden item that should be displayed. Scroll to the top of the page and select the menu for Show/Hide. Click Show Selected Columns from the menu.
Want to see this in action? Hide Grade Center Columns (Blackboard 2 minutes)
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