Grade a Blackboard Assignment

  1. Log in to Blackboard and navigate to the desired course.
  2. On the left-hand menu, click Grade Center located underneath Control Panel. (You may have to scroll down to find this menu.)
    "Grade Center" under "Control Panel."
  3. Click Needs Grading.
    Bb Grade Center Needs Grading
  4. For each student submission you’d like to grade, click their name, located in the third column entitled User Attempt. (The assignment name is displayed to the left of the name, in the second column of the table).Bb Needs Grading Table
    1. Certain files, such as Word Documents, will appear directly in Blackboard. This allows you to use the inline grading feature to comment directly on the paper. See this two minute video for more details.
      Bb Grading Assignment Inline
    2. For other file types, you will have to download the file directly. Click Download underneath the file.
      Bb Grading Assignment Download
  5. On the right underneath Assignment Details there is a section for the assignments’ score and any feedback you’d like to leave.
    Bb Grading Assignment Score and Feedback
  6. Once you enter a score and (optionally) feedback, click Submit.
    Bb Grading Assignment Submit


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