Grade Center New Features
The Grade Center functions have been slightly reorganized and collapsed into fewer categories. There are also new features to make the Grade Center more effecient and easier to grade items.
The Grade Center is located in the Control Panel. Items underneath the Grade Center include the new Needs Grading feature, a view of the Full Grade Center, as well as quick links to Assignments and Tests.
Reorganization of the Grade Center
The old version of the grade center had six categories within its toolbar
You'll now find these collapsed and placed in different positions within the spreadsheet, but functionally the Grade Center is very similar in this new version.
A new feature to Blackboard 9 is the Needs Grading Feature for assignments and tests submitted by students.
When a student turns in an assignment that you created via the assignment tool or a test that Blackboard does not automatically grade for you, it will appear in the “Needs Graded” section under Grade Center in the Control Panel.
To grade the assignments in the Needs Grading section:
1. Click on Needs Grading in the Control Panel under Grade Center.
2. You can view attempts ready for grading or review on the Needs Grading page. There are two ways to go about grading. You can do a Grade All or grade using the Contextual Menus.