Blackboard Quick Tip: Fix Hidden Grade Center Columns

Blackboard’s Grade Center comes with the functionality to hide columns (graded activities) in a couple different ways. It’s good to understand this, even if you don’t plan to use it, just to get a better feel for the system and another troubleshooting tool in your toolbox.

If you notice a circle-with-a-red-slash icon next to a column header, this means that students can’t see this column in their My Grades view.
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If you’d like to turn this feature on or off, click on the chevron icon to the right of the column header and then on “Hide from Students (on/off).” Turning it “off” will mean that the red circle goes away.
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You can also hide columns from instructor view. To do this (or if you suspect this is happening), go to the Full Grade Center, and then Manage > Column Organization.
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From here, show or hide a column by clicking the box next to its name and then either show or hide under the Show/Hide button. (You can also hide from the full grade center, but not show.)

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Keep in mind that submissions to an assignment with a hidden column will be hidden themselves.

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Alex is online course support technician at IDS, working to support all online, hybrid and LMS-enhanced instructors and students in using Blackboard and several media servers. She's also the administrator for the MCC Blogs network. You can reach her at acgarrison@mccneb.edu.

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