Final grades can be calculated using the Blackboard Grade Center. use the following tutorials to manage grades in the Grade Center
|Grade Center Orientation||Tutorial||Printable Summary|
|Add A Grade Column||Tutorial||Printable Summary|
|Organize Grade Center||Tutorial||Printable Summary|
|Weight Grade Center Items (Calculate Final Grade) **||Tutorial||Printable Summary|
|Download Grade Center To Excel||Tutorial||Printable Summary|
|Modify the Letter Grade Display Option||Printable Summary|
|Upload Optical Score Files to the Grade Center||Printable Summary|
** Special Note on Calculate as running total:
For any Weighted Total column, the option for Calculate as running total is set to Yes by default, which means any ungraded items are exempt for that student, thus affecting the final weighted grade. If Yes is selecting, make sure to use zero's and double check the final grade. By selecting No, all ungraded items are treated as zero.
Before downloading the Grade Center, the final grade must be calculated and displayed as a letter grade. Next, download the Grade Center and use Excel to edit the file and to make it PeopleSoft compatible.
|Upload Blackboard Grades to Student Administration System||Printable Summary|
Further instructions can be found on the Student Administration System support website http://www.ucalgary.ca/ittraining/user-guides/student-administration/faculty-centre-grading.