Add a Grade Center Category

If you're using a weighted total column in your Grade Center, you will probably want to create categories specific to your course. Fortunately, the process is extremely simple.

On the Full Grade Center page in your course, point to the Manage heading and choose Categories.

Manage menu opened, categories selection highlighted

Now, click the Create Category button in the upper left

Create category button highlighted

Finally, enter the category name and click Submit.

Category information

Categories are used to group items together in the Gradebook and Overall Grade column. Assignment, Test, Discussion, Journal, Attendance, Exam, Homework, Presentation, and Quiz are the default Categories included in all Blackboard Ultra courses, but you can also create additional categories.

From your Blackboard Ultra course site's Gradebook page, click the Settings (gear) button.

Gradebook settings button in context, highlighted

On the Settings panel, scroll down to Grade Categories, then click the Add New Category button.

New Grade Category button in context

Type the name for your new category. Click the ENTER button on your keyboard to save your change.

Type Category Name box with sample text entered