I'm trying to figure out how to best set up my Grade Center in Blackboard. In my class, all regular assigments are worth 40% of the students' grades and then tests and quizzes are 60%. Then, of course, I have extra credit for both types, i.e., assignment e.c. and test e.c. Any suggestions on how to set this up?
the process, group “categories” of assignments together that you want to weight
as a certain percentage of a final grade. For example, if you have 6 quizzes spread
out over the semester that are cumulatively worth 30% of a students’ grade, you
should categorize all 6 of those items the same way.
beginning of the semester, you can create different categories by going to the Control Panel and entering the Grade Center. Then select the Full Grade Center option; on the adjacent page, place the cursor
over the Manage button. From the
drop-down menu, click on Categories.
On the next page, click the Create
Categories button. Then type in the information as required.
Note: To weight grades, you will need to have all the categories set up in
the Grade Center and you must make
sure that all the categories collectively add up to 100%.
the Control Panel, enter the Grade Center by selecting Full Grade Center; then put the cursor
over Create Calculated Column and
then from the drop-down menu, click on Weighted
adjacent page, scroll down to the Select
Columns section; then select the category from the Categories to Select box that you want to include in your weighted
grade calculations (Warning: do not select
any items from the Columns to Select
box during this procedure). For selecting multiple categories at the same time,
hold down the Control button and
select all the categories that you are interested in.
the sideward-pointing arrow button to move the categories over to the Selected Columns box. In the Selected Columns box, fill in the
percentages and any other conditions (such as “Drop the 2 lowest grades”) that
you consider necessary for each category.
Percentages for the various categories must add up to 100% of the total grade
for the grade calculations to come out correctly. For extra credit assignments,
please click the Extra Credit Assignment
link on the main FAQ page.