Introduction to the Grade Center

Blackboard’s Grade Center is a spreadsheet where instructors enter student grades and Blackboard calculates the totals. Students access their grades via the My Grades tool. Each student may only view his or her own grades, and do not have access to their classmates’ grades.

NOTE: Grades in Blackboard’s Grade Center are NOT sent to SOLAR at the end of the semester. Instructors must enter their final grades separately in SOLAR. Blackboard’s Grade Center is used to keep track of grades throughout the semester, rather than only at the end.

Audience: Faculty, Staff and Teaching Assistants

This KB Article References: Grades and Grading
This Information is Intended for: Faculty, Staff, Teaching Assistants
Last Updated: August 11, 2020
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Access the Grade Center

The Grade Center is accessible only to Instructors, Teaching Assistants, and Graders.  Students cannot access the Grade Center, but may keep track of their grades with the My Grades tool.

  • Enter your course by clicking its name in the My Courses module.



1. In the Control Panel, select Grade Center, then Full Grade Center, OR click the
arrow to the right of Grade Center.


2. The Grade Center spreadsheet appears.

  • The Action Bar (gray buttons) along the top links to Grade Center tools.
  • Your class roster is listed on the left in alphabetical order.


3. If Your Grade Center has a lot of columns, a scrollbar will appear below the white columns. Scroll to the right to view the rest of the columns, and the roster will remain anchored on the left.

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