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Grade Exempts BlackBoard 9.1.12

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Instructors can Exempt students from any grade item in the Grade Center. Exempted items are not added to any statistical or total grade calculations.

How to Exempt a Grade from the Grade Center Page

  • From the contextual menu (Action Link) for the column of the student you want to exempt from an activity and select Exempt Grade.
Exempts in Grade Center

Exempts in Grade Center

Before the exempt Student One has 19 points or 100 percent for their running total, Student Two has 5 points or 26.32 percent of their running total. Once the grade has been exempt, Student One is unaffected. Student Two points remain the same but now they are at 100 percent of their running total.

How to Clear the Exemption

  • From the contextual menu next to the Exempted item, select Clear Exemption.

How to Add Comments to an Exemption

  • From the contextual menu next to the Exempted item, select Quick Comment.
  • Type in the comments in the Feedback to User and Grading Notes fields.
  • Click Submit.
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Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

June 2, 2014 at 9:00 am

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