Submit Grades to Colleague

Take advantage of the Blackboard Submit Grades to Colleague Course Tool to submit Midterm grades, Final grades, and Last Attendance Dates directly from Blackboard to Colleague.

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For any student assigned a grade of F, there must be a date of Last Attended Date for federal financial aid reporting purposes. For online course, please provide the last login date or date that the last assignment was received.

Steps to submit grades to Colleague

Navigate to Course Management on the left menu.

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Select Course Tools, then scroll down to click Submit Grades to Colleague.

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You must be an Instructor of record in Colleague to submit grades through Blackboard.

Midterm Grades Tab

Enter the Midterm Grade for each student. Once you are satisfied with the grades as posted, click Submit.

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Do NOT hit the submit button multiple times. When the grades have processed you will see a submission confirmation.
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Final Grades Tab

Enter the Final Grade for each student. Once you are satisfied with the grades as posted, click Submit.

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Enter a date of last attendance for any F grades in MM/DD/YYYY format. VWU must report for Federal Financial Aid the last date of attendance for any student who receives an F. Leave the final grade field BLANK for an INCOMPLETE (contact the Registrar directly to report the I grade - include student name and course information).

Current Grade Column

The Blackboard Grade Center column "Set as External Grade" will populate the "Current Grade" field for your reference. This is usually the “Weighted Total” column or the “Total” column from the Blackboard Grade Center. The letter grade referenced is based on the grading schema.

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Only the letter grade you enter in the “Final Grade” column will be submitted to Colleague. Faculty can use WebAdvisor to enter grades if they're experiencing any issues with Blackboard. Please submit a service request for support.
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Utilize WebAdvisor for C- reports or grading with rubric.

Attendance Tab

Enter the Last Attended Date for each student. Once you are satisfied with reported date, click Submit.

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Submission Confirmation

After you click Submit, look for the submission confirmation: There were # successful submissions.

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You can see the submitted grades on WebAdvisor within 15 minutes. Students see submitted grades once they have been verified by the Registrar.

Blackboard Grade Center Columns

You can create columns in the Blackboard Grade Center to allow students to view their grade before they are released by the Registrar's office in WebAdvisor.

From the Grade Center, select “Create Column” and complete the required fields.

  • For a letter grade, select “Letter” for the “Primary Display”.
  • For a comment field, select “Text” for the “Primary Display”.
    • Text limited to 32 characters.
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Blackboard Grade Center Column Organization

You can “Manage” your “Column Organization” to organize your columns for better viewing in the Grade Center.

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Click to drag and drop the column to the desired position, then Submit to save your changes.

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For more information on how to “Manage” grades, see Grading Schemas in Blackboard Help.