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Blackboard 9 Grade Center Series: Adding/Editing Grades in the Full Grade Center

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One of the most important functions of the grade center is to record assessment scores. There are several ways to record those scores.



To grade/edit a grade for several student

Click the Action Link to the right of the column header.

In the Contextual Menu, select Grade Attempts

You will be taken into the assessment. You will see one student’s assessment at a time, but you can easily navigate between the various students by clicking the arrows to the right and left of the students’ name.




  1. The Access Log button shows the times and date the student accessed the test. It shows the time spent on each question.
  2. This area show the number of attempt the student used, if multiple attempts were available.
  3. Scrolling down the page the instructor can see each question, the answer given by the student, and the correct answer.
  4. Instructor can see the point values earned by the student per question. The instructor can override the points by typing in the new value.
  5. After the corrections are made, click Save and Next to go to the next student. Save and Exit will save your work and take you back to the full grade center.

If from the full grade center you click on the Action Link beside a students attempt, you can have direct access to the one student.




To grade/edit a single student’s assessment, click the action link to the right of the student grade or icon.

In the Contextual Menu, select Grade Attempts



You will be taken to the students assessment and can grade it much like you grade the entire class. In this image student attempted the assessment but did not actually submit the work. The stats says the assessment is In Progress. The Attempt must be submitted before it can be graded.


Finally, you may have an assignment or participation grade you want to manually enter. Simply click on the dash lines in the column you want to grade. You can now manually type in the score. Hit Enter to go to the next student.



To add a grade in a single cell click on the Dash line inside a column cell and enter the grade

Click Enter to record the score











Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

June 6, 2016 at 9:00 am

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