Faculty Support For Blackboard

Faculty Support For Blackboard
        Browser Plugins
        Changing Your Blackboard                       Password
        Copying Content to a New Shell
        Creating Content
        Creating narrated presentations in          PPT 2010
        Creating narrated presentations in          PPT 2013
        Creating Your Blackboard Profile
        Exporting a Test from Blackboard
        Grading
        Hiding Older Courses from the                  Current and Historical Courses                Modules
        Importing a Publisher's Course                Cartridge
        Importing a Test to Blackboard
        Logging In To Blackboard
        Making Courses Available to                    Students
        Making Courses Unavailable to                Students
        Posting information
        Removing Students from                          Blackboard Courses
        Responding to a Student in a                    Discussion
        Respondus
        Rubrics
        Setting Up LockDown Browser
        Setting Up Weighted Grading
                Assigning Categories to Grade                    Center Columns
                Creating a Weighted Grade                          Center Column
                Creating Custom Grade Center                    Categories
        Technical Support for Blackboard
        Using Blackboard's Video                          Anywhere for Lectures or Video                Discussion Responses
        Using the Forgot Your Password              Link
        Using the Youtube Mashup Tool
Creating Custom Grade Center Categories

Purpose Statement:  
This is the first step in creating a weighted column in the Blackboard Grade Center. Blackboard provides standard categories that are automatically assigned as assessments are created. The included categories include assignment, blog, discussion, journal, survey, and test. Creating categories would be helpful for instructors who have multiple written assignments at a certain weight and have a final paper at a completely different weight. This document assumes that the instructor is logged in to Blackboard and in a course.

1. From the Control Panel, click Grade Center. The Grade Center menu displays.

2. 
From the Grade Center menu, click Full Grade Center. The Full Grade Center displays. 



3. 
Hover the mouse over the Manage button. The Manage menu displays.


4. 
From the Manage menu, click Categories. The Categories page displays. 


5. Click the Create Category button. The Create Category page displays. 


6. 
In the Name field, enter a name for the category.

7. 
If desired, in the Description field, enter a description of the category.

8. 
Click the Submit. button. The custom category is added to the list of existing categories.