Help with Gradebook Build - Challenge!

Discussion created by margueriten on Aug 21, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 7, 2017 by ah0068381

I have a challenge for you. For a new CBE program, the school has requested that I build a course that creates some big challenges with the gradebook and I need your help.


Imagine this scenario: I am a student and my course is laid out in learning modules. Each module contains a pretest, discussion, assignment, and a final quiz. If I get an 90 on my pretest for Module 1, I can automatically skip to Module 2. In Module 2, I get a 65 on the pretest, so I must complete the rest of the work in that module before I can move forward to Module 3.


As the instructional designer, I know how to create the adaptive releases - that is not the problem. How do I set up the gradebook to count the 90 on the pretest as the full grade for Module 1, but the individual discussion, assignment, and quiz on Module 2? Is there a way to ask the weighted column(s) to do Scenario A OR Scenario B, depending on the results of the pretest?


The hope is that this can all be pre-programmed so instructors do not need to go in and manually do this. I can formulate Excel to do this, but I'm not sure there is a way to get Blackboard to do it. Hopefully, I am wrong and someone out there can tell me how. I've been wrestling with this for a few days.