WS 8 Making the Grade Centre and Retention Centre work for you

Facilitators: Antoinette van Deventer and Jody Boltney, CIET

Date and location: 

  • 4th of May 2017, 13.30-15.30, Centre for e-Learning, Cape Town
  • 11th of May 2017, 13.30-15.30, lab 303, IT centre, Bellville

Workshop description

During this workshop we will focus on two tools in Blackboard: The Grade Centre and the Retention Centre. You will learn how to create, organise and manage columns in the Grade Centre for your various marked assessments; how to upload and download marks between Blackboard and Excel as well as creating Calculated Columns like the Weighted Marks Column.

The Retention Centre provides an easy way for you to discover which students in your course are at risk. Based on default rules and rules you create, students’ engagement and participation are visually displayed, quickly alerting you to students potentially at-risk. From the Retention Centre you can communicate with struggling students and help them take immediate action for improvement. You can also keep track of patterns over time. The Retention Centre features can be used immediately – no setup required. You can create new rules, edit existing rules, and delete rules by clicking on the Customise button. You can create as many rules as you need.

To book your place for this workshop please use our online booking system.


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