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Create a Manual Entry Column

To record graded items that are not linked to an assessment tool (such as a quiz taken outside of Blackboard or a participation grade), create a column that allows for manual grade entry. NOTE: A column will automatically be created for graded items that are linked to an assessment tool (such as quizzes and assignments).

QUICK STEPS: Creating a Manual Entry Column in the Full Grade Center

1. Scroll down to the Control Panel and select Grade Center.

Select Grade Center in the Control Panel

2. Click the Full Grade Center option from the drop-down list.

Click the Full Grade Center option

3. Click the Create Column button.

Click the Create Column button

4. Enter a name in the Column Name field. NOTE: If you enter a name in the Grade Center Display field, it will only appear within the Grade Center and not within the student grade view (this field is optional and does not need to be completed).

5. Select an option from the Primary Display drop-down list to designate how you would like the grade to appear to students. NOTE: The Secondary Display only appears in the Grade Center. Students will not see the secondary display.

Enter a name in the Column Name field, then select an option from Primary Display.

(Optional) Select an option from the Category drop-down list. Categories are only necessary if you plan to group this column with another column.

Select an option from the Category drop-down list

6. Enter a value in the Points Possible field (we recommend setting everything to 100 points).

Enter a value in the Points Possible field.

7. Select display settings and click the Submit button.

Select display settings, then click the Submit buttonl

8. The newly created column will appear in the far right of your grade center. You may now click in each cell and type in a grade.

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