UMKC Online Workshops

Advance Blackboard Grade Book

Where: Fine Arts Room 307
When: Jun 4,2013  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Presenter(s): David Ta
Prerequisite: There are a few prerequisites for this workshop in order to get the most out of your experience: (1) Basic computer knowledge. (2) Basic use of Blackboard - including the grade book to enter grades.


Sum total, simple weighted grading, categories, grading period, hidden items...

Take this scenario:

  • Participation (10%)
  • Assignments (30%)
  • Tests (30%)
  • Final Project (20%)

Do you use total point value like the total points for your class is 1000, there are assignments that are worth 10 points, tests may be 100, and so on? Would you like to use easy-to-understand scales such as 100s for all assignments/tests/project, but weigh it according to percentage?

Then this workshop is for you.

Do you keep grades in an external gradebook? What about a spreadsheet program or heaven forbid, a paper-and-pencil grade book? You have an idea of how you grade, but may not be up-to-date with the advances in education technologies that give students an easy, real-time view of how they are doing in your class. There are a lot of options in Blackboard, but understanding what they are and how to use them is often difficult. In this workshop, I will show you how to neatly order your grade book, create nested weights, and set up grading periods. Students deserve to know how they are doing, but you deserve to configure your gradebook to how it should look and how assessments should add up.

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