As you set your Blackboard containers to be available for the Spring Semester, this is a good time to make sure that everything works the way you think it will for your students. Every instructor has a student account created for them with the format stu_yourFirstName.yourLastName. You can log in using this username with the standard 6-digit birthdate. Be sure to change that password as soon as possible (see http://tinyurl.com/c6rgrw for instructions).
Hiding Grades in My Grades
Please check how My Grades looks to your students. One of the most frequent questions I get is, "I hid the column in the Grade Center, but the students can still see it. How do I fix that?"
When you hide columns in the Grade Center, you only hide them from yourself. To show them again, go to Manage > Organize Grade Center. Select the column you want to show and in the Show/Hide menu, choose Show Selected Columns. Don't forget to hit submit once you're finished.
Now that you can see the columns again, click the chevron in the heading of the column you want to hide from students, and choose Modify Column from the menu. In the Options section, select "No" for "Show this column in My Grades" and Submit.
I hope you all have a great start to the semester!!