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Creating a grading column for your video assignment

Blackboard does not automatically create a grading column for video assignments, so you’ll need to create one.  In the Course Management section, your “the home office” area, open the Grade Center tab, click on the Full Grade Center link then on the Create Column button in the action bar.  Select your options but leave the default No Category option as is.  Make sure to indicate a due date which will ensure that the assignment will appear as “Due” on your students’ Blackboard Home Page.  Lastly… click on “Submit”!

Next, you’ll need to make sure that the grades you will soon record in your newly created grading column will count in the total grade for the course.  Here is how you tell Blackboard to enter the grade for your video assignment into the calculation of the Blackboard Grade Center’s weighted total grade column for the video assignment category.  In the Full Grade Center, go to this weighted total column, click on the action button on the right of the column name, then on the “Edit Column Information” and scroll down to the Select Columns section.  Find your newly created Video Assignment column in the Columns to Select box. Select it and use the arrow to move it to the Selected Columns box on the right.  --BEEP-- Make the column count for 100% and OK all warnings.  Leave all remaining options as is and click on “Submit”.

Clicking on the Submit button will bring you back to the Full Grade Center where you may need to use the scroll bar to find the newly created column at the very end.  Use the Manage action button and then the Column Organization page to re-order your Grade Center columns and move your newly created column where you want it to be.