There are a few settings that you can access for the Grade Center. To do this, login to Blackboard, enter your course and click on Evaluation from Control Panel..
Click on Grade Center from the drop-down menu.
To edit the settings for a specific assignment, click on the button next to the assignment title link, which pops up a list for the specified grade column settings.
To quickly see the column information for the assignment, click on Quick Column Information.
To edit the item information, click on the Item Information link.
Within the Item Information screen, you can change the basic settings for your assignment, such as the name, category and description.
You can provide the grading period and due date for the assignment.
You can also adjust visibility and determine if this assignment should be used for calculating a grade. For example, you may not want to include this item in the grade score calculation if the assignment is due after midterm. If you have ten assignments each worth ten points, the semester total would be 100, but if all ten are used in the grade calculation for midterm the student's score would only be 50% even if the student had a perfect score on all five assignments assigned before midterm. To reflect any changes, click the Submit button.
The next option does not allow for editing but gives you insight regarding a particular assignment. Click on Column Statistics to view some statistics about your assignment.
This is an overview of how your students did on this specific assignment.
You can look at student submissions one at a time by using the Grade Center, however you can also do a mass download of assignments. To download all assignments, click on Assignment File Download.
Select the student assignments you want to download and click submit to download. You can Check All, Check Ungraded or Uncheck All. You will need to select where the files will reside on your computer to successfully complete the download. One word of caution, make sure you instruct your students to put their names on their papers. If this doesn't happen you could end up with all the papers downloaded, but no idea who submitted each paper. You may want to set up a naming convention for the students to use when submitting their papers. An example might be: Surname First Initial and then the name or number of the Assignment. JonesPAssgn01.doc
Assignment File Clean Up. In this screen you can delete files you no longer need. This can be done by groups of files or by selecting individual files.
To clear all the attempts of all the users you use the Clear Attempts for All Users link in the Grade Center.
A window appears with all the options for clearing the attempts of all the users. You can just select the attempt from the drop down list or select to clear from a specified date. Click Submit after the selection.