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My Grades | Calendar | Tasks | Blackboard Help

In the Tools area of a Blackboard course, the instructor decides which tools, functions and features to make available for student use. Normally accessed through the Tools or Communication link in the course menu, Blackboard tools can also be added to any content area of a course. Do not worry if you do not find the Tools described on this page in your Blackboard course.

My Grades

Many instructors enter student grades into the online gradebook in Blackboard where students can check their grades and track their progress.

Access My Grades

  • From within a course, click the Tools or Communication link in the course menu.
  • Click My Grades.
    OR
  • From Global Navigation click the My Grade icon.

If you access My Grades from within a course, you will see the grades for the course. If you access My Grades from the Global Navigation menu, you will see grades for all your courses. You are able to view grades by Date or Course.

Screenshot of Grades

Learn more about My Grades in this written guide from Blackboard.

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Calendar

You can use the Calendar in Blackboard to determine when certain course events set by the instructor will occur.

Access Your Course Calendar

  • From within a course, click the Tools or Communication link in the course menu.
  • Click Calendar.
    OR
  • From Global Navigation click the Calendar icon.

Course Calendar

Learn more about the Calendar in this written guide from Blackboard.

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Tasks

Blackboard’s Tasks feature allows professors to create lists of prioritized tasks or projects you are to complete.

Access Your Tasks

  • Click the Tools or Communication link in the course menu.
  • Click the Tasks link.
  • If you have any tasks assigned to you, they will appear in the next window.
  • To create a task click the Create Personal Task buttons.
  • To mark a task In Progress, click the words Not Started next to the Task in the Task list.
  • To mark an In Progress Task completed, click the words In Progress.
  • To move a Task up or down in your list of Tasks, click the red or gray arrows next to the Task's name.

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Blackboard Help

The Blackboard Help for students is the definitive guide to using Blackboard. If you have a question about Blackboard and you cannot find the answer, try the manual.

Open Blackboard Help Inside Your Blackboard Course

  • Click the Tools or Communication link in the course menu.
  • Click User Manual.
  • An electronic version of the Blackboard Help manual will open inside of Blackboard. To navigate through the manual, use the Table of Contents.

Open Blackboard Help Outside of Your Blackboard Course

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