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Creating and Managing Grade Center Columns

In the Grade Center, three types of columns appear: user, grade and calculated. Each column has a contextual menu with options. The options that appear vary depending on the type of column. When you create or edit grade and calculated columns, you can select the appropriate settings to configure the Grade Center to calculate and display the data most useful to you. You also have the abilities to hide and show columns, associate columns with categories and Grading Periods, and view columns in any order. To learn more, see About Organizing the Grade Center Data.

Grade Center columns are utilized by course functions outside of the Grade Center. For example, when you create Adaptive Release and Early Warning System rules, you can select Grade Center grade and calculated columns as rule criteria. To learn more, see Controlling the Release of Content and About the Early Warning System.

Note:  The Blackboard administrator at your school controls whether this tool is available. If this tool is not available, you can contact your administrator to discuss its status.

Next Steps

To learn more about the Grade Center, see these topics:

About the Grade Center

Setting Up the Grade Center

Creating and Managing Grade Center Columns

Using Smart Views in the Grade Center

Sharing and Reusing Grade Center Data