How do I drop the lowest grade in a group of assignments when not using weighted grades in the Grade Center?
For example an instructor has 6 assignments and she would like to drop the lowest grade on this group of assignments. She is not using weighted grades in grade center, which usually is the easiest way to do this, therefore we need to do some extra leg work.
First, she needs to assign all of the assignments to one specific category. For our example, we will call this category “Assignments”.
Interactive rubrics better support instructor efficiency in the grading process and convey expectations to students. A Grading Rubric is a schedule of grading benchmarks, allowing for a more consistent grading result across multiple graders and the masses of student submissions. It’s perfect for using when you have multiple GTF’s or TA graders and the goal is to maintain grading consistency.
Weighting grades in Blackboard is a fairly common procedure, and can be quite simple once you become familiar with the process. It involves a combination of setting percentages in calculated grade columns and organizing your regular columns accordingly.Please see the help video below for an in-depth overview of weighting grades. You may have reached this page hoping to learn how to curve grades. This is a different process, and is covered in this help document.
Why aren't my weighted columns calculating correctly?
There are a lot of potential small issues that can occur when weighted grades aren’t calculating properly and it is usually best to come in person to get help with it, but the following are the most common issues we encounter when troubleshooting weighted grade related issues:
Scantron test scores are run by our Scanning Services, and utilize the Remark grading system to process all testing sheets. To have these scores processed in a blackboard-friendly manner, you must ask for it when submitting your Scanning Request form.
How do I help students who have been kicked out of a Blackboard quiz?
If you have not selected Force Completion while creating the test, students should be able to resume the test as long as they have been saving their answers. For these reasons it is important to not select Force Completion when creating the test, and to encourage students to frequently save their answers. If a student cant resume the test and you have limited the number of attempts that they have to take the test, then you made need to clear the attempt in the grade center.