Color Coding the Blackboard Grade Center

Did you know the Blackboard Grade Center has a useful and powerful tool for identifying students at a glance who may need the instructor’s intervention called Color Codes?

The Color Codes feature enables the instructor to evaluate and highlight students’ grades according to specific criteria that is fully customizable. When a criterion is matched, the tool will automatically highlight the matching grade cell with the corresponding color. Here’s how it works:

Color coding provides a great way for instructors to quickly identify struggling students. Also, by color coding your grade book, you can easily scan for missing assignments or assignments in progress. These details can promote helpful conversations with students.

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