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Create Smart Views in Any Course

Smart Views can be used to filter the Grade Center for both "stand-alone" courses (sections not combined using the Master/Child relationship) or Master/Child courses.

See "Create and Manage Smart Views" in Blackboard Help

You can create five different types of Smart Views in the Grade Center:

  • Course Group: display different groups of students - groups must first be created in the course (Users and Groups | Groups)
  • Performance: filter student rows based on performance on a single grade column
  • User: filter by individual students
  • Category and Status: display rows and/or columns based on your categories, user or users, and grade status
  • Custom: create a query for selecting students using a combination of custom criteria

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Create Smart Views in Master/Child Courses:


To make grading easier, filter the Grade Center display using Smart Views!

(for <8 child courses)

  1. Open the full Grade Center and make note of the different values listed in the Child Course Id column
    (they will be similar to 161-NDSU-XXXX with the correct term and class numbers)

  2. Highlight Manage and choose Smart Views


  3. Click Create Smart View
  4. Give the Smart View a descriptive name that identifies which section it is
  5. Add as Favorite - add checkmark
  6. Type of View - Select Custom


  7. Set the Select Criteria to "Child Course ID' | "Equal to" | enter one of the Child Course IDs you noted in step 1 as the Value
  8. Set Filter Results to "All Columns"
  9. Click Submit to finish
  10. Repeat Steps 2 - 9 to create a Smart View for each course section

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Activating a Smart View

Once you've created a Smart View, you need to "turn it on" in Grade Center:

How to use Smart Views to filter the Grade Center


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