Show/Hide Grade Columns in Blackboard

You can control which grade columns are visible to your students on the My Grades page as well as which columns are visible in your own Grade Center view.

Note: There are separate functions for showing and hiding columns from students and from the instructor.  If you want to hide the column from both students and the instructor view, you must first hide the column from students and then hide it from the instructor.

1. Log into Blackboard

Log into Blackboard Learn at https://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

 

Show/hide columns from student view

Hide column from students

1. Locate the column in the Grade Center. 

2. Click the Action Link (drop-down arrow) in the column heading.

3. Select Hide From Students (on/off) from the menu.

Hide from students menu option

 

Show column to students

Columns hidden from students display a crossed-out circle icon in the column heading. To show the column:

1. Click the Action Link (drop-down arrow) in the column heading.

2. Select Hide From Students (on/off) from the menu.

Hide from students menu option

 

Show/hide columns in instructor view

Hide column from instructor view

1. Locate the column in the Grade Center. 

2. Click the Action Link (drop-down arrow) in the column heading.

3. Select Hide From Instructor View from the menu. 

Hide from Instructor View menu option

The column will disappear from your Grade Center.
 

Show hidden columns

1. 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.

Manage menu expanded

 

2. Select the checkboxes next to the column(s) that you want to show.

Select columns

 

3. Click the Show/Hide button at the bottom of the page, then select Show Selected Columns from the menu.

Show/Hide menu expanded

 

4. Click the Submit button.

 

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