Grade Center - I'm a little confused by all the different terms--theres Automatic Grading Manual Grading Grade Details

I’m a little confused by all the different terms--there’s Automatic Grading, Manual Grading, Grade Details, Grade Overriding/Grade Reverting, Exempting. What do they all do?

Blackboard created tests (except those with essay and short answer questions) typically do not require any instructor interaction since they are scored automatically and entered into the grade center. These would be an example of “Automatic Grades”. Instructors still do have the ability to “Override” an automatic grade (i.e. to add extra points for a badly worded question and/or remove points for time overages).

Non-Blackboard created items (such as term papers, oral reports, etc.) which require instructors to manually enter scores into the Grade Center are examples of “Manually Graded” items. Instructors also have the ability to override manual grades (i.e. to add/remove points in the case of a disputed question). In cases where a score has been “Overridden” it is possible to restore the original grade by “Reverting” the grade. Finally, if a grade has been exempted for a student, it is ignored in all total and statistical grade calculations.

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