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Grading can still be as simple as using the system that already works for you. However, if you would like to take advantage of some of the tools on Blackboard you can grade directly in the Grade Center. This tool is great if you choose to use the Assignments, Discussion Board, Journal, Blog, or Test tools on Blackboard as they automatically create grading columns that are easy to maintain.

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  1. Scroll down until you see the Course Management panel on the left side of the screen
  2. Click the drop-down arrow next to Grade Center to expand this item
  3. Click Full Grade Center
  4. Scroll horizontally until you see an item that needs grading
    • Note: Items that need grading will have yellow exclamation marks in the boxes associated with students who have submitted their work.
  5. Click the down-facing arrow to the right of the exclamation point for more options (the arrow will appear when your pointer hovers over the box with the exclamation mark)
  6. Select the attempt


  1. Read and evaluate the submission
  2. Enter a score in the Attempt box in the upper right
  3. Type feedback to the student
  4. Click Submit


Some questions types like Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer, or True/False will be automatically graded. You can override the automatic score by typing a new amount of points to the right of the question. Follow the steps below to grade other types of questions.

  1. Look for any questions with a red exclamation point to the left of the text
  2. Type feedback
  3. Add points to the upper right of the question text
  4. Click Submit

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