How do I drop the lowest score(s) from a set of scores in my Blackboard Grade Center?
In order for a lowest score or scores to be dropped from a student's grades, a Weighted Column must be created in the Grade Center. Additionally, prior to creating the Weighted Column, each assessment in the Grade Center must be assigned to a specific Category. For more information on Grade Center Categories, please click here.
1. From the Grade Center, select Create Calculated Column > Weighted Column
2. Enter a Column Name along with any other desriptive information needed
3. In Section 3, select each category (predetermined by the faculty member) and assign the percentage value to each Note: Your Calculated Columns should total 100% of the course's total points. For example, if a Category was created for Chapter Quizzes, and they total 20% of the course, then one or more Categories must be worth 80%.
Highlight desired Category and click the adjacent arrow
Enter the weight percentage for each item
If a low score is to be dropped, enter that information here
4. Depending on how your Grade Center is to be used and viewed, you will need to determine whether this column will be calculated as a Running Total as well as other options