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Assign Categories to Grade Columns

BbLearn allows you to organize grade columns into categories. From there you can use categories when Calculating Grades such as Dropping the Lowest Score.

STEP 1: Create New Categories

  • In the Control Panel, click on Grade Center.
  • Under Grade Center, click on Full Grade Center.
  • On the Full Grade Center page Action Bar, under on Manage select Categories.
  • Review the categories available by default such as Blog, Assignment, Discussion, Test, etc. You may be able categorize all your grades into one of these pre-existing categories. If that's the case, skip down to Step 2.
  • If you need to create a custom category for your grades, click on Create Category.
  • Enter a Name for the Category (e.g., Projects).
  • Press Submit.
  • BbLearn will display a success message at the top of the screen indicating the category was created. You will also be able to see the new category.
  • Press OK in the lower right corner to return to the Full Grade Center.

STEP 2: Assign Categories to Columns

Now you need to categorize every grade column that you want to have included in future calculations or other grading tasks.

  • From the Control Panel, click on Grade Center.
  • Select the Full Grade Center.
  • From the menu at the top of the Grade Center, click on Manage.
  • Select Column Organization.
  • Check the boxes next to the column names that you want to categorize.
  • Under the menu button Change Category to, select the appropriate category.
  • BbLearn will then reference the new Category.
  • Press Submit to save your changes.

STEP 3: Use Categories

From here you can use these categorized columns in a number of ways. The most common uses are:

STEP 4: Review Category Assignments

You can see all the categories at once, and which columns have been assigned to each category when managing the categories. Here's how:

  • On the Control Panel, click on Grade Center.
  • Under Grade Center, click on Full Grade Center.
  • On the Full Grade Center page Action Bar, under on Manage select Categories.
  • Each column that has been categorized will be listed on the Categories page next to its assigned category.

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