To eliminate double entry of Grade Center data in several tools, instructors can do off-line grading, and then import grades into Grade Center. Instructors can upload grades from external sources such as an Excel spreadsheet or a Comma-separated Value file. Data must be formatted very specifically to upload correctly and be synched with existing Grade Center data.
To upload a file to Grade Center, you first need to log on to Blackboard, enter your course, and click on Control Panel in the lower left of the screen. Then click on Grade Center under Evaluation.
Click Work Offline button on the Grade Center screen. Select Upload option.
Browse for the file. Files are uploaded from a local computer.
Select the Delimiter Type. There are three delimiter types available: Comma, Tab, and Auto. Auto will attempt to automatically detect the delimiter used in the selected file.
Click Submit to upload the selected file.
Review the list of data from the file to be uploaded on the Upload Grades Confirmation page. Use the check boxes to de-select any data to be excluded from the upload. Using this method, it is possible to upload only the desired columns of data from the file.
Review the Data Preview column to ensure the correct data is being uploaded. Data that appears incorrect can denote an improperly formatted file. The Data Preview will only show a sample of the data in each column in the file.
Large files take significant time to process and a warning message will be displayed for any files that need extra time to process. To avoid long processing times, break up large files into separate uploads.
Click Submit to confirm and upload the file.