Grading Schemas

Grading Schemas








Grading Schemas
A grading schema matches student scores to a range of percentages that the instructor sets
for each letter grade.
Grading Schemas take the actual points scored from a Grade Item and compare it to the
total points possible for that item to derive a percentage. This percentage is mapped to a
range of scores in order to display a grade. The Grade Center includes a copy of a default
grading schema.

How to Create a Grading Schema
1. Access Create Grading Schema from the Manage menu of the Full Grade Center.

2. From this page you can create a new grading schema or edit one that already exists.

How to Create a New Grading Schema
1. Click Create Grading Schema.
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2. Fill in schema Name and determine Schema Mapping for each letter grade.

3. Insert and delete rows as needed.
4. Click Submit.

Example Schema:
Note that the lowest percentage in the range for a letter grade is equal to the highest
percentage of the grade immediately below it.

Using the Grading Schema
1. In the Full Grade Center click Edit Column Information for the column in which you
want to use the grading schema. This can be for an individual assignment, the Total
column or a new column you create such as a column to display mid-semester letter
grades.

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2. Select the name of your grading schema for the Primary Display if you want students
to see their letter grade as opposed to a score or percentage. Note: Primary Display is
the only one that can be seen by students. If you want students to see score or percent but
not their letter grade you can set Secondary Display to the name of your grading schema.

3. If this is a calculated column select which columns you wish to include in the grade
calculation – individual assignment, selected columns or categories or all grade
columns.

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4. Click Submit.

Example of Grade Center Views with Grading Schema
Primary Display set to grading schema, Secondary Display set to percentage
Instructor Grade Center View

Student Grade Center View

Additional Resources: Blackboard Help https://help.blackboard.com

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