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Blackboard 9 Grade Center Series: Color-Coding

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Adding color rules to the Grade Center provides visual indicators to help interpret information quickly. The Instructor can assign colors to work that is in progress, needs grading, or exempt as well as within preferred grade range criteria.

Color-coding is not enabled by default and must be enabled by the Instructor. Color-coding can be enabled in any Grade Center view. Once applied the color coding rules applies to all views. This setting will persist for Course Copy and Restore.

Adding Color Coding to the Grade Center Display

To access Color Coding from any view in the Grade Center click Manage> Grading Color Codes.

Color Code

On the Grading Color Codes Page you must first enable Grading color Codes.


  1. On the Grading Color Codes page, select the check box for Enable Grading Color Codes.
  2. In the Color Coding Options section click the Action Link for the Background Color for each Grading Status.
  3. In the Grade Ranges area, click Add Criteria to add a color rule.
  4. In the Criteria drop-down, select Between, More Than, or Less Than. Type the percentage in the text box or boxes. Click the Action Link for the Background Color and Text Color, select a color, and click Apply to save it.
  5. Click Submit.

The Grade Center page appears and you will see the color coding appear.



Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

July 25, 2016 at 9:00 am

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