This guide shows how to manually enter grades in the Grade Center.  For grading submissions made through Blackboard tools (such as assignments, tests, discussion boards, etc.), view the how to guide for the particular tool.

1. Log into Blackboard

Log into Blackboard Learn at learn.kent.edu or through FlashLine.

2. Enter your course

Click on the name of your course to access it.

3. Access the Full Grade Center

In the Control Panel, click to expand the Grade Center section.  Then click the Full Grade Center link.

Grade Center menu expanded


4. Locate the grade column

Locate the grade column for which you want to enter grades.  Note that you cannot manually enter grades into calculated columns such as totals or weighted totals.

5. Click into the cell

Click the cell into which you want to type, then click in the input field.

Grade cell


6. Type in the grade

Type the grade into the cell.  Enter the grade in whichever format the column is set to display (score, percentage, letter, etc.).

Grade cell


7. Save the grade

Press enter on your keyboard to save the grade and move down to the next cell in the column.

8. Repeat

Repeat the process until all grades are entered.

Updated June 2019 by Katie Baer, M.Ed., Instructional Designer