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View Grade Details

This information applies only to the Original Course View. Your institution controls which tools are available.

On the Grade Details page, you can view a student's attempts and grade history, assign and edit a grade, and clear and exempt grades.

This page also serves as the main location for users with assistive technology such as screen readers. All of the information associated with an item appears on the Grade Details page.

Watch a video about the Grade Details page

This video explains how to access the Grade Details page. You can view a student's attempts and grade history, assign and edit a grade, and clear and exempt grades.

Video: Viewing Grade Details

Assign a grade on the Grade Details page

  1. On the Grade Details page in the Attempts tab, select Grade Attempt.
  2. Provide a grade.
  3. Select Save and Exit to return to the main Grade Center page.


    Select Save and Next to display the next attempt.

Grade Details tabs

At the top of the Grade Details page, the Current Grade section displays the current score or an icon such as Needs Grading.

If you select Exempt, this grade is excluded from a student’s Grade Center calculations. The Exempt icon appears in the cell in the grid.

Select View Attempts to access all the attempts associated with this item.

The Attempts tab lists all submitted attempts. You can view each attempt's submission date, feedback, and grading notes to yourself.

For each attempt, you can grade, clear, or edit the grade. You can also ignore an attempt to keep it but omit the score from Grade Center calculations. The attempt isn't counted toward the number of allowed attempts.

Use the Delete menu to select one or all attempts to delete.

If a student submits the maximum number of attempts, Allow Additional Attempt appears so that you can permit another submission.

On the Manual Override tab, you can assign a new grade for an item. Type a new grade in the Override Grade box. You can also provide Feedback to User and Grading Notes, and attach files in the editor.

More on overriding grades

The Column Details tab presents information about a Grade Center column such as name, description, primary display, and average score.

On the Grade History tab, the two most recent actions appear by default. Select View Complete History to see more.

View multiple attempts

When you allow multiple attempts, you may not need to grade all of them. On the Grade Details page, each attempt appears with one or two icons. If you chose to use the first or last attempt for the grade, the attempt you need to grade appears with only one icon—the Needs Grading icon.

The other attempts appear with the Does not contribute to user's grade icon and the Needs Grading icon.

You won’t see the "Does not contribute to user's grade" icon if your institution uses an older version of Blackboard Learn.

Important: If you allow four attempts and choose to use the last attempt for the grade, only the Needs Grading icon appears with the last submitted attempt. So, if a student has made three attempts, the third attempt appears with only the Needs Grading icon. If you grade that attempt, the student can still make another attempt. The next attempt will appear only with the Needs Grading icon because it's the fourth and last attempt.

For some gradable items such as assignments, you can select Grade Attempt and start grading. If you select an attempt that isn't part of a student's grade calculation, it appears with the Does not contribute to user's grade icon. You can navigate to the attempt that appears with only the Needs Grading icon.

More on grading multiple attempts from the Needs Grading page

More on filtering multiple attempts from the Grade Center