Using the Test Student
Users and Groups > Users > Down chevron Change User’s Password > type your new password and confirm.
The username for this student is represented by bb_xyy_nnnnn.
- x is either f(fall), w(winter), s(spring) or u(summer) term.
- yy is the last two digits of the calendar year.
- nnnnn is the course CRN.
- Example: bb_f01_14771 is the test student id for the course MTH_111_010_F2001.
Log in to see the student’s view of your Bb site.
Setting up Weighted Columns in Grade Center
You will first need to create categories that you will select for weighting your total column. For example, Presentations, reading assignments, tests etc.
Grade Center > Full Grade Center > Manage Categories > Create category > Fill in name and Description and then click Submit.
To make a weighted total column (or running total), use the categories outlined in your syllabus.
Grade Center > Full Grade Center > Create Calculated Column Weighted Column.
Fill in the column details and select the categories that you wish to include on the left and move these to the right hand side by clicking the “>” in the center.
Add the percentage in the * box on the right hand side. Click on the blue circle to weight the contents proportionally rather than equally.
You can decide if you want students to view this column or not and whether to include it in the grade calculations (obviously not for a running total column).
Click the blue Submit button.
Making an Attendance Sheet
Grade Center > Full Grade Center > Work Offline Download > Full Grade Center > Download
This will generate an Excel Spreadsheet that you can use to cut and paste names.
You can also see a list of names by choosing Tools > Roster Not Blank
The latter is not as easy to manipulate as cutting and pasting results in two very wide columns (you will need to go to Table > Convert > Convert table to text).
There is a huge amount of information and tutorials on making wikis, tests etc. to be found at this site.