Manage Grade Categories
Manage Grade Categories in Blackboard
You can assign categories to columns in the Blackboard Grade Center. This is important when employing a weighted total grade and/or dropping the lowest grades.
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.
4. Access categories
Click on the Manage button in the Action Bar across the top of the Grade Center. Then select Categories from the drop-down menu. A list of existing grade categories will appear on this page.
5. Create a category
To add additional categories as needed, click the Create Category button at the top of the page.
6. Name the category
Fill in the name of the new category. You can add an optional description.
Click the Submit button to finish creating the new category.
Repeat Steps 5 through 7 to create each category as needed, then return to the Full Grade Center.
Assign categories to columns
You can assign categories to columns as you create them. You can also categorize columns in bulk, described below.
1. Manage column information
Click on the Manage button in the Action Bar across the top of the Grade Center. Then select Column Organization from the drop-down menu.
2. Select columns
Select the checkboxes next to the columns that you want to add to a single category.
3. Assign category
Click the Change Category button at the bottom of the page, then select the desired category from the menu.
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 as needed until all columns have been assigned the desired categories.
Click the Submit button to finish assigning categories.
Updated June 2019 by Katie Baer, M.Ed., Instructional Designer