Gradebook running total

Whether you use a Weighted Total column and/or the Total column, take a look at how the use of the Running Total option affects your students’ perception of their grade.

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To experiment without adjusting an actual student’s grade record, click on the “Go To Student View’ button located in the upper right corner under the tabs that say “My Blackboard’ and “Courses.’ Then use the Bb  Demo User that is created in your Grade Center. The Running Total option, ON or OFF, works the same whether you use Weighted Total or not.
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The benefit of turning off the Running Total option is that you don’t have to enter zeros for any assignments a student doesn’t submit. The total possible points will calculate correctly using this option. Example: A student has taken Exam 1 but hasn’t submitted Assignment 1 which is past due. There are 115 total points for the course.

 

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If you choose to go with the Running Total turned ON (click YES), then the Running Total option will require you to enter zeroes for all graded items that a student doesn’t submit. If no zeros are entered then the total possible points will not be calculated properly.

Example: A student has taken Exam 1 but hasn’t submitted Assignment 1. There are 115 total points for the course.

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When using Weighted Total make sure the Running Total option for the Total column is set the same. Otherwise, the student view calculation won’t make sense.

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For more information, see this video: https://youtu.be/6B6QA5eZUdI  

 

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