Creating a column for extra credit in the Grade Center

  1. Log in to your Blackboard course site, and scroll down to find the Control Panel in the bottom-left corner of the browser window.
  2. In the Control Panel, click Grade Center. The Grade Center category will expand with two options: Needs Grading and Full Grade Center (see Fig. 1).

    Fig. 1. Accessing the Full Grade Center.

  3. Click Full Grade Center. The full Grade Center will display.
  4. In the upper-left corner of the Grade Center, click the Create Column button. The Create Grade Column page will display.'
  5. In the Column Name field, type a name for your column (e.g., "Extra Credit").
  6. In the Points Possible field, type 0 (zero).

    Fig. 2. Enter a zero (0) for Points Possible.

  7. Verify that Include this Column in Grade Center Calculations is marked Yes.

  8. Fig. 3. Include this column in Grade Center calculations.

  9. Click Submit. Now, any points you enter into this column in the Grade Center will count as extra credit.

Creating and Removing Columns from the Grade Center