Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Save the Grade Center!

If you are using the Blackboard Grade Center, you really should consider exporting a copy every time you make changes. You can also work in the Grade Center offline once it has been exported as an Excel file
  1. In your course, click Grade Center > Full Grade Center
  2. Click the "Work Offline" button > Download
  3. Leave the defaults as they are and click the "Submit" button
  4. Click the Download button.  This will tell your browser to download the file
  5. Note where you are saving the file on your computer, and click the Save button

Monday, April 11, 2011

Using Smart Views in the Grade Center

You can easily see only selected columns or Groups  in the Grade Center which makes viewing the Grade Center display more manageable. This video tutorial will show you how to create and use
Smart Views in the Grade Center.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Clearing a Student's Attempt on a Test

Students may get "kicked  out" of a test for several reasons, such as loss of the Internet connection or accidentally closing Blackboard. If the test is set to "Force Complete" the student will not be able to access the test to finish and submit the attempt. . When this happens, it is up to the instructors to re-set the attempt so that a student can retake the test from the beginning.
  1. From the Grade Center on your Control Panel click the Smart View for Tests.
    Smart View for Tests located under the Grade Center

  2. An “In Progress” icon will appear in the test cell to the right of the student’s name. 
    An "In Progress" icon in a Grade Center cell
  3. Click the chevron and select the Attempt Date to view the attempt details.
    An "In Progress" Attempt

  4. Click the Test Information link near the top of the screen.
    The "Test Information" link

  5. Click the Clear Attempt button.
    The "Clear Attempt" button

  6. A confirmation window will pop open.  Click OK.
Please note: once a student’s attempt has been cleared, all data affiliated with that attempt will be permanently deleted.
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