How do I add a new assignment to Grade Center?

In Blackboard’s Grade Center, your gradebook is set up in a table, much like a spreadsheet, and each assignment, quiz, etc. has its own “Grade Column.” How you add a new grade column varies depending for different types of assessments.

The items you add from the Assessment menu in a Content Folder will automatically create columns in Grade Center for you. However, if you have other aspects of your students’ prformance you wish to record, such as in-class participation, you can create manual columns and enter scores by hand.

To manually create a grade column,

  1. Click Full Grade Center in the course menu.
  2. Click Create Column in the menu above the grades table. The Create Grade Column page will open.
  3. Enter a name in the Column Name textbox.
  4. Enter the number of points the graded activity will be worth in the Points Possible textbox. (See the note below about other grade column options.)
  5. Click the Submit button at the bottom-right corner of the page. Your new grade column will appear as the right-most column in your grades table.
Only a name and a points value are required to create a grade column; for an explanation of other grade column settings, visit the Blackboard Help site.