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Grade center and total column for extra credit

Question asked by cs0040021 on Apr 20, 2017
Latest reply on Apr 27, 2019 by dunnl1

Grade center; weighted column;

  • 45% exams
  • 35% activities
  • 25% publisher material



5 manual EC assigments marked as Extra Credit, set to zero

Created a Total Column - pulled in 5 columns to calc

Expected behavior: total the points shown as earned to date

Actual behavior: does not total points

Work Around: Assign at least 1 Extra Credit assignment to be worth at least 1 point and must have data in column (1 point)

Cause: Magically all 5 columns sum to the total column (seems glitchy on the programatic end with sum if/then?...).


Anyone else seeing this issue?


I did see only this but not the same thing....


Extra Credit Columns not Taken into Account in Weighted Columns

Date Published: Jul 21,2015 Category: Planned_First_Fix_Release:Future_Reference_Learn; Product:Grade_Center_Learn;

Version:Learn_October_2014_9_1_201410_160373,Learn_9_1_Q4_2015_9_1_201510_1171621 Article No.: 000040758

Product: Blackboard Learn

Release: 9.1

Service Pack: Learn October 2014 (9.1.201410.160373), Learn 9.1 Q4 2015 (9.1.201510.1171621)

Issue Description: When a weighted column includes a category in its calculations, and that category has an "Extra Credit" column, entering grades on the extra credit

column does not update the weighted grade.

Steps to Replicate:

Access system as an administrator

Create a test course

Enroll a test user into the course as a student

Create 2 assignments in the course, worth 50 points each (100 points total for the "Assignment" category)

Navigate to Full Grade Center

Click on Create Column

Give the column a name ("Extra Credit")

Set Category to Assignment

Set Points Possible to 0. This will set it as an extra credit column


Hover over "Create Calculated Column" button in Grade Center, then click on "Weighted Column"

In the "Select Columns" section, select the "Assignment" category

Give the category 100% weight and select to weight columns Proportionally

Enter override grades for the test student on both assignment columns: one grade of 50, the other of 30 for a total of 80 points

Notice the weighted column shows a grade of 80%

Enter a grade in the Extra Credit column (for example 15)

Unexpected Behavior:

The grade in the Weighted total does not change

Expected Behavior:

Grade calculated correctly