Preventing Manual Error with Grades Journey

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This session will discuss the automation of exchanging assignment and grade data between their Student Information Systems (SIS) and Blackboard Learn. With Grades Journey, the integration files can optionally define columns in the Grade Center, create custom grading schemas and provide a custom final grade column. The extract and exchange process allows the SIS to retrieve the retrieve submitted grades on a custom schedule. The benefit of Grades Journey is that instructors will only have to maintain grades in one location thus preventing data entry errors.

The Problem: Reduce the manual intervention and data entry error of grades into the SIS.

The Solution: Integration of building block with the SIS to Bb and integration back into the SIS. The process involved reviewing the business rules for posting grades and changing grades. Grades Journey provided the ability to create a grade provision column and map grade columns to a grading schema, approval workflow and grade exchange.


Speaker: Sandra Paul | Tarrant County College