Enhanced grading control via REST API

Blackboard Learn SaaS, Blackboard Learn 9.1
Ultra Experience, Original Experience
Ultra Course View, Original Course View
Impact: Administrators
Related topic: Learn APIs

Each institution has its own evaluation methods. Some courses have specific grading criteria. To support varied grading and evaluation methods, we have enhanced the Gradebook API. 

Previously, the Gradebook API allowed users to update the overall grade formula. Now, the API aligns with the same formula validation rules enforced in the user interface. This ensures consistency and accuracy in the grading processes.

Users can still modify and validate of the formulas through the API using the endpoint:

PATCH /public/v2/courses/{courseId}/gradebook/columns.

This update reflects our commitment to providing a seamless and controlled grading experience.

For administrators: The required entitlements for Users API remain unchanged.

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