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Categories are a feature of the Grade Center that can help you organize the columns or set specifications in calculated columns. Some items in Blackboard will have an automatic category, such as Assignments and Tests, while you may need to create new categories for others.

Step-by-step guide

To create a category

  1. In the Grade Center, point to Manage, and then click Categories.

  2. Click Create Category.

  3. In the Name box, type a name for the category.
  4. In the Description text area, type a description for the category if you wish. This description will appear on your Categories page and is only visible to you.

  5. When you are finished, click Submit.

To edit a category

  1. Point to Manage, and then click Categories.

  2. Click to open the Contextual Menu next to the category you want to edit, and then click Edit.

  3. Make your changes to the Name and Description, and then click Submit.


For questions or comments, contact the Computer Services Help Desk