Bb Mailbag: Posting Your Grades on Blackboard


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Q:  I’ve graded an assessment, why can’t students see their grade in their Gradebook?    

One common issue that arises for faculty in Blackboard is when faculty members grade a particular assignment, but the students complain they can’t see the grade. Faculty are left scratching their heads as they know the grades are there. Don’t worry, though. You’re just missing one step. 

Don’t forget to click “Post all grades.”

Once you assign a grade, Blackboard wants to give you the opportunity to add a comment, or at least ensure that all your students see their grades at the same time. As such, there is the last step of clicking “Post all grades” after you have assigned a grade to each of your students for a particular assignment. 

This final posting step publishes all recently entered grades so they are visible to students. Before hitting “Post all grades,” Blackboard stores the grades but keeps them unseen as you may still be adding comments or balancing grade distributions.

Think you posted already? Check the settings icon next to the assignment name – if it says “Grading in Progress,” you still need to click “Post all grades.”

If you want the grades to automatically be posted after they’ve been graded there is an option you can choose when creating each assessment from the settings panel which you can access by clicking on the gear icon:


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