Add Exemptions via the gradebook grid view – 3900.65

Blackboard Learn SaaS
Ultra Experience
Ultra Course View
Impact: Instructors

Instructors may need to excuse specific students from assessments or activities in a course. In the past, instructors could apply an exemption from the submissions page and student detail view. Now instructors can also access the option to exempt students from the gradebook grid view.

When an instructor exempts an assessment or activity:

  • The exempted item is not factored into the Overall Grade calculation.
  • The exempted item is not marked late for students who do not submit.
  • The students with an exemption will not receive an automatic zero.

Students can still submit work for exempted items. Instructors can assess and provide feedback on these submissions for exempted items.

Image 1. Add or edit exemption from the gradebook grid view

Add or edit exemption from the gradebook grid view

For administrators: This feature is available for all Ultra courses. There are no configurations needed.

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