How can I create a smart view in Blackboard's Grade Center?

Smart Views can be made by going into the Grade Center, hovering the mouse over Manage, and then clicking Smart Views.

Original Course View:

A smart view is a focused look at the Grade Center that shows only the columns that match a set of criteria. The view is saved for continued use. When the Grade Center includes a great number of students and columns, you can use smart views to quickly find data. Several smart views are available by default, but you can also create your own.

With smart views, you can view the progress of these items:

  • An existing group
  • Student performance for a particular item
  • Individual students
  • Category and status of items
  • Custom combination of attributes

The process for creating the five types of smart views is similar.

  1. In the Grade Center, access the Manage menu and select Smart Views.
  2. On the Smart Views page, select Create Smart View and provide a name and an optional description.
  3. Optionally, select the Add as Favorite check box.
  4. For Type of View, make a selection.
  5. In the Select Criteria section, set the requirements.
  6. In the Filter Results menu, select which columns, categories, statuses, or grading periods you want to appear in the Grade Center grid.
  7. Select Submit.

NOTE: This information applies to the Original Course View only.

Ultra Course View:

Grades in Ultra course view have a different user interface. For information on how grades are managed in Ultra course view see:


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