Grades for all courses

To view your grades for all courses in a single list, from the navigation bar, select Grades. Your grades are organized by course name and term in alphabetical order. You can select most items in any course to view details.

Want to dive in and focus on one course? Select a course name to go to that course's grades page. 

If your instructor has set up the overall grade, select the grade pill next to the name of your course to open a panel with more information.

This information also applies to organizations.

Grades for a single course

To view all the grades for a specific course, from the Grades page, select the course to view. Then select the Gradebook tab.

If you have new grades, an indicator appears on the Gradebook tab with the number of new grades and a purple dot appears in the list for each assessment that was recently graded. You also receive an update in your activity stream when a new grade is posted.

Student view of the gradebook displaying the grade indicator on the Gradebook tab and corresponding purple indicators for the 3 relevant items; the new “(Late)” label is also visible
  • Current Grade displays your overall grade to date. Select the grade pill to learn more about how your overall grade is calculated. Your instructor may choose not to add an overall grade.
  • For each item in the list, you can view the status, number of attempts, and if you've received feedback.  View which attempts you've started, submitted before the due date, and if any submissions are or will be late. After the due date passes, submission info appears in red. Learn more about attempts and feedback or how late work appears.
  • After the due date passes, you may see zeros for work you haven't submitted. You can still submit attempts to update your grade. Your instructor determines grade penalties for late work. Learn more about zeros assigned to past due work.
  • If your instructor uses attendance for grading, you'll see an attendance grade.

View grades and feedback

In the Details & Information panel, under Grading, you can review what you submitted, available correct answers, and your grade and feedback. If your instructor left feedback, select the speech bubble button to view it.

  • For questions where you chose from more than answer, you can select Show other options to review the answer choices.
  • If your instructor needs to grade questions in your assessment, Not graded appears.
  • Your instructor may choose to hide the correct answers to automatically scored questions until all students have submitted. A banner appears at the top of the assessment with this information. Check back later to see if answers have been revealed.
  • Your instructor must manually grade some question types such as Essays, and then post the assessment grade and feedback. Your grades also appear on the global and course grades pages.

More on the scoring options for questions

More on score changes to questions

View attempts and feedback

In the Submission panel, you can see which attempts have grades and feedback. Select the attempt you want to view. Your submission opens, and you can view your grade and how it was calculated. You can review your work and expand the Feedback panel if your instructor left comments.

If your instructor left feedback for multiple attempts, you can read each attempt's feedback. A message appears if your instructor has overridden the item's final grade.

You can also view how many attempts you have on the Course Grades page. You can see which attempts you submitted before the due date and if any submissions are or will be late.

View a feedback recording

Your instructor can leave a video or audio recording for additional feedback on your assessment grade. From the Feedback panel, select the video button to view the recording.

Zeros assigned to past due work

If set up by your instructor, you may see zeros for work you haven't submitted after the due date passes. You can still submit attempts to update your grade. Your instructor determines grade penalties for late work.

You'll see your zero grade on your Grades pages and in the Details & Information panel for the item.

If you've enabled stream notifications about grades, you're notified about the zero grade in your activity stream.

Grade pills

Your instructor determines how to display your grade for each graded item:

  • Letter grade
  • Points
  • Percentage
Grades organized by letter

The grade pill for each assessment question and graded item may appear in colors or with dark backgrounds.

For the colored grade pills, the highest score range is green and the lowest is red. At this time, your instructors can't change the colors or the percentages. The colors map to these percentages:

  • > 90% = green
  • 89–80% = yellow/green
  • 79–70% = yellow
  • 69–60% = orange
  • 59–50% = red
Course grades for an individual student

Your institution can disable the color scheme for all courses. The grade pills appear with dark backgrounds and white grades. Colors won't be used to convey performance.


Overall grade

The overall grade helps you keep track of how you're doing in each of your courses. You can see if you're on track for the grade you want or if you need to improve.

If your instructor has set up the overall grade, it appears on your global Grades page and inside your course on your Course Grades page. Select the grade pill to learn more about how it's calculated.

The Overall Grade panel shows you how items and categories are weighted. For example, based on your instructors' preferences, tests may count for more than homework or quizzes. The percentage listed with each entry shows how much it contributes to your overall grade calculation.

If your instructor decides to override your overall grade, a message appears at the top of this panel. You may still see a grade here or a grade notation to indicate that your participation in the course is unique. Example grade notations include Exempt, Withdrawal, and Incomplete. Your instructor can also create custom notations.

Watch a video about checking grades

The following narrated video provides a visual and auditory representation of some of the information included on this page. For a detailed description of what is portrayed in the video, open the video on YouTube, navigate to More actions, and select Open transcript.

Video: Check grades explains how to check your grades in Blackboard Learn.

Check grades video