Faculty who use the Blackboard Grade Center to calculate final grades are able to export final grades from Blackboard instead of manually entering grades in MyNIU, saving time and the reducing the opportunity for data entry errors. After submitting grades using this tool, faculty simply log into MyNIU to view the final grades and post for student viewing.
Note: Faculty can submit grades until 11 AM on the date that MyNIU's window officially closes. This allows time for the grades to transfer; if grades were submitted from Blackboard after this time, they may not appear in MyNIU with sufficient time to review and post them by the deadline.
The steps are simple and may vary slightly depending upon how the Grade Center is used and whether grades are calculated automatically in Blackboard or tabulated manually. The steps to use the Grade Submission Tool include:
Note - Steps 1 and 2 assume use of the Grade Center to tabulate a final score and if desired apply weighting to calculate a final grade for the course. Faculty choosing to manually make these calculations and/or simply post the letter grades in Blackboard can add a new column manually, enter final grades for each student, and then skip to step 3.