Wednesday, December 9 12:10 pm -1:10 pm Blackboard Grade Center John Blackwell – [email protected], 914.923.2506 Academic Technologies - [email protected], 914.773.3664 (Creates a help ticket.) Academic Technologies www.pace.edu/digitaltoolkit A direct connection between ITS and the Pace academic community. (914) 773-3664 [email protected] SCROLL DOWN Plan 1. Answer submitted questions. 2. Provide tips. 3. Questions. Questions Is there a way to take this at a different TIME on Wed, or another day? This webinar will be on our webpage (www.pace.edu/webinars) for later viewing. Submitting grades on blackboard and Portal How to handle official final grades. Blackboard and Pace Portal are not connected related to final grades. Official grades must be entered on the Pace Portal site. Portal.pace.edu Questions I have problems before when putting the grades... maybe I was very careful making sure everything was fine and then the system would close it for lack of speed. The timeout limit is two hours. entering grades in an efficient and timely manner Questions I would like to know if it is possible to remove students who have dropped from the Gradebook who are still appearing in it. (The instructor can hide student rows.) Questions whether it is possible to relocate columns. Yes. Remember to click the, “Submit” button. Questions I've been calculating grades as I go, how can I enter the final grade for each student? Create a column (manual input) or a calculated “Total” column (automatic) and select “Letter” as display option, if it is desired. Questions I am not sure how theBlackboard discussion grades (which is in an excel sheat on my computer) can be included into the grading center without manually typing each entry. Use a GRADED discussion board or import grades from Excel. Questions How to weight columns I think I know how to 'weight' various columns, but a review of that would also be helpful. Naturally or artificially performed. Syllabus Statement Participation = 5% 5 points Lab Reports = 25% 5 x 5 = 25 points Midterm Exam = 30% 30 points Final Exam = 40% 40 points 100% 100 points Questions I'd like to know how to "ignore" some of the results, how to "choose" the 'best scores' for a student (ie, only average in their top 10 of 13 homeworks, etc). Use categories. Discrepancies on Blackboard between letter grades and score. Ensure that the grading schema is correct for your course/program. option to carry the grading scheme / setup from one semester to another (one course to another). Create a schema in one course and then copy the grade center into another course. Would like to know how to make BB Grade center more organized, with module grades by module, rather than by question, and by week. Use Grading Periods. Tips There are two methods to create/delete a grade center column. Tips Use high-resolution grades during the course before converting to letter grades. http://tinyurl.com/od4nsy8 Tips Take care with the, “Running Total”. Yes = 10 Quizzes – 9, 7, 8 = 24/ 30 = 80% No = 24/100 = 24% Tips Blackboard creates grades using a CriterionReferenced framework, but provides data for Norm-referenced grades. Organize columns in a logical sequence so students see them logically…and so that it is easy for you to control your tasks. Tips Use Smart Views. Create your grade center columns at the BEGINNING of the course.