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Grading Assignments with Flexible Grading in Blackboard Ultra

Flexible Grading is a brand new workflow for grading Assignments and Tests in the Blackboard Ultra Course View that provides you with more flexibility and efficiency. Blackboard gathered extensive feedback from faculty to make the new workflow intuitive to use and to eliminate barriers that make grading cumbersome. This tutorial will show you how to use the Flexible Grading workflow to review, annotate, and enter grades for assignments in the Ultra Course View.

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  • In Grade Center, on the Action Bar, click Create Calculated Column to access the drop-down list.

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  • In the Columns to Select box, click a column title to select it. To select multiple columns in a row, hold down Shift and click. To select multiple columns out of sequence, hold down the Control Key and click.
  • Click the right-pointing arrow to move columns into the Selected Columns box.
  • In the Selected Columns box, enter the weight percentage for each item in the text boxes.

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  • Select the radio nodes next to the desired Options.
  • Click Submit.

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As with other columns, you can choose whether calculated columns are displayed to students.

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Last modified: February 22, 2024

Streamline your workflow with Blackboard's grading and feedback tools.

You are viewing instructions for Ultra view in Blackboard (NOT the current UAS default).

Step-by-step guide to grading.

In Ultra, you can get to a course's Gradebook by selecting the tab in the top navigation list. Note that you can also find everything you need to grade by using your "base navigation" page: 

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Once you arrive at the gradebook page, Blackboard has several views within the gradebook. Some of these are a bit hidden. 

Gradable items tab:  The Gradable Items tab displays all gradable items in your course. You can view due dates, grading status, and item categories. You can also post grades and adjust the overall grade  calculation  for the course.

  • Items with missing submissions past the due date display in red.
  • Use the move button to drag and drop items in a new order.
  • Select an item’s name to go to its Submissions or Grades & Participation page.
  • Select  X to grade  to go directly to the assessment’s Submissions page and start grading.

Students tab:  The Students tab lists the names of all your students with their dates of last access and their overall grades. You can only see overall grades if you’ve set up the overall grade for the course. Students with grading accommodations have a purple flag with their name.

Students tab of Gradebook in list view

You can also add a rubric to your assignments; a rubric is a scoring tool you can use to evaluate graded work. When you create a rubric, you divide the assigned work into parts. 

Overview image of a rubric

Video: Create rubrics  shows how to create a rubric for assessing and grading student work.

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  13. Weighting Grades

    In Grade Center, on the Action Bar, click Create Calculated Column to access the drop-down list. Select Weighted Column. On the Add Weighted Column page, complete the Column Information. In the Columns to Select box, click a column title to select it. To select multiple columns in a row, hold down Shift and click.

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