Creating a Weighted Grade Center Column
creating categories and assigning them to the Grade Center columns, it is time
to create the weighted column. Every Blackboard Grade Center already includes a
weighted column, so this document shows how to edit the existing weighted
column. This document assumes the instructor is logged in to Blackboard and in
the Control Panel, click Grade Center. The Grade Center menu displays.
the Grade Center menu, click Full Grade Center. The
Full Grade Center displays.
the mouse over the Weighted Total column
the drop-down arrow to access the Column menu. The Column menu displays.
the Edit Column Information link. The
Edit Weighted Column page displays.
the Primary Display drop-down menu,
click to select Score.
the Secondary Display drop-down
menu, click to select Percentage.
to the Select Columns section. This
is where the weighting is set.
Weighted columns can be weighted by individual column or by category. The easiest
way to weight grading is by category because it takes into account all columns
with the category designation. For the
purpose of this document, the process for weighting by category will be shown.
the Categories to Select section,
click to select the categories to be used.
the right-facing arrow to move the selected categories to the Selected Columns
section. The selected categories display in the Selected Columns section.
each selected category, in the %
Category field, place the numeric value of the percentage. For this
document, Assignments are 40%, Discussions are 35%, and the Final Paper is 25%.
All percentages entered must add up to 100%.
each selected category, click to select either the Equally or Proportionally
radio button. This tells Blackboard how to weight the column.
apply equal value to all columns within a category, ensure that Equally is selected. To apply the
appropriate value to a column based on its points compared to the other columns
in the category, ensure that Proportionally
to select either the Drop Grades or Use only the radio buttons, depending on
how you want the final grade weighted.
Grades removes a number of either the highest or lowest grades for each
category from the calculation. If you do not type numbers in the boxes, no
grades are dropped. Use only the Lowest -OR- Highest Value
to Calculate removes all grades from the calculation except for the
best or worst score.
the Total Weight is equal to 100%, click
the Submit button. The weighted
column is updated and will display the weighted grade to students.
additional assistance on Grade Center columns, please visit the following site:
9.1 SP14 Grade Center Columns