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Tell Me

Click on Grade Center -> Full Grade Center from the Control Panel.

Click the Work Offline button on the far right, click on Download OR Upload


DOWNLOADING
  1. Access the Work Offline menu and select Download.
  2. Select the data to download.
    • Full Grade Center - Contains all columns and associated data. Comments won't be included, and you can't add them offline.
    • Selected Grading Period - From the menu, select a grading period. You must create grading periods before you can choose any.
    • Selected Column - From the menu, select one column and its data. Select the check box to include comments for this Column. Comments will download from the Quick Comment feature or Manual Override tab. You can edit included comment text offline.
    • User Information - Columns containing student data such as username are included.
  3. Select the file delimiter - Comma is preferable.
    • There is a known issue with Tab-delimited files that may generate an incorrect file extension or an error when attempting to open the file.
  4. Select whether or not to Include Hidden Information in the downloaded data. 
    • Hidden information includes columns and students you hid from the view in the downloaded file.
  5. On the next Download Grades page, select Download and save the file to your computer in a preferred location. 
    • You do not need to right-click on this link. Simply clicking the download button should generate the file.
    • For security, you can only click on this link one time. If you did not download the grade center within a reasonable amount of time, the link will time out and you will need to repeat the download process.

Ultra

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From the course navigation, click on Gradebook -> then click on the download icon: 


DOWNLOADING
  1. Open the Gradebook from your course navigation, and click on the Download icon
  2. Select the data to download
    • Full Grade Center - Contains all columns and associated data. Comments won't be included, and you can't add them offline.
    • Selected Columns - From this menu, select one or more column(s) and its data. Select the check box to include feedback for the selected column(s). Comments will download from the Quick Comment feature or Manual Override tab. You can edit included comment text offline. If all of the columns in your gradebook don't appear, click View More Columns.
  3. Select the file typeComma is preferable
    • There is a known issue with Tab-delimited files that may generate an incorrect file extension or an error when attempting to open the file.
  4. Save location - My device is preferable
    • This will allow you to open the gradebook in a spreadsheet application of your choice.
  5. Click Download 
    • You do not need to right-click on this link. Simply clicking the download button should generate the file.
    • For security, you can only click on this link one time. If you did not download the grade center within a reasonable amount of time, the link will time out and you will need to repeat the download process.

Tips for Downloading

Both Comma-delimited files (.CSV) and Tab-delimited files (.TXT) are common data file types and can be opened in Excel.

  • CSV files are separated by commas 
  • TSV files are separated by tabs

Tab-delimited files can be opened in Excel but must be saved as .TXT files. Saving the file in another format will make the file unreadable by the system when uploading.

Don't change the file name while saving because the Grade Center needs the information it contains to deliver it to the appropriate column if you plan to upload data back into Blackboard.

Excel may produce a warning message when opening a downloaded file. This will not affect the contents of your file. If a warning appears, click OK.

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UPLOADING
  1. Access the Work Offline menu and select Upload.
  2. Browse for the file on your computer.
  3. Select the delimiter type: CommaTab, or Auto
    • If you choose Auto, the system attempts to automatically detect the delimiter used in the selected file.
  4. Select Submit to upload the file.
  5. On the Upload Grades Confirmation page, review the list of data from the file you want to upload. 
    • Clear the check boxes for any data to be excluded from the upload. 
    • With this method, you can upload only the columns of data you want from the file.
  6. Review the Data Preview column to check that the correct data is being uploaded. 
    • Data that appears incorrectly can denote an improperly formatted file. 
    • The data preview only shows a sample of the data in each column in the file.
  7. Select Submit to confirm and upload the file.

Ultra

UPLOADING

Before you upload your gradebook into your Ultra course, you must download the exact gradebook first. See directions above. 


  1. Click on Upload icon: .
  2. Upload the file
    • Drop file into the file uploader. This will accept either a CSV or XLS (Excel) file
    • Browse file using the Upload a File tool to browse your computer or the Content Collection to browse your course's content collection 
  3. Use the checkboxes to determine which columns to upload to the gradebook
  4. Click Upload to upload the file.

Note: your grades are still not posted in your course. Edit the assignment to adjust its maximum points, category, and other assignment details. 

5. Post grades to make available to your students

Tips for Uploading

Save your grade center spreadsheet as a CSV file.

Large files take significant time to process and a warning message appears for files that need extra time to process. To avoid long processing times, break up large files into separate uploads.

Any file you upload that contains an "Incomplete" for a grade entry will be set to null, with no grade or text displayed.

Any file you upload that contains "Complete" for a grade entry will be set to an override grade of the maximum points possible (100% for a grade item) in a column that has the primary display of Complete/incomplete.

Any file you upload that contains a numeric entry will be a numeric entry.

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