When you receive a student assignment or test attempt in Grade Center,
you have the option to grade, clear, or ignore the attempt depending on the
situation. Ignore Attempt is a new tool coming with this Blackboard, while
Grade Attempt and Clear Attempt are not new. Grade Attempt is the renamed
View Grade Details and Clear Attempt remains unchanged. In this
tutorial we will cover all of them since they are closely related. To have access to the Grade, Clear and Ignore Attempt actions,
you first must go to the grade center from Control Panel >
Grade Center > Full Grade Center.
After you have accessed the grade center,
click the drop-down arrow next to the submission attempt you wish to
Then select the
View Grade Details button from the pop-up menu.
After clicking the View Grade Details button you will be taken to the
next page where you can perform various actions on the assignment as
1. Exempting a grade exempts the score of the assignment from Grade
Center calculations. To exempt a student’s grade, click the
Exempt button. After clicking the exempt button the button’s
name will change to Remove Exemption allowing you the ability to remove
the exempt action if necessary.
2. Click on the View Attempts button to view the
3. a. Click on the Grade Attempt button to give your
student a grade on the assignment. The button is denoted with an “a” in
the picture. You will be taken to the content that was turned in and be
able to assign points.
b. Click on the Clear Attempt button
to permanently delete the attempt made by student. The button is
denoted with a “b” in the picture. Caution! This action cannot
c. Click on the Ignore Attempt button to ignore a
student’s attempt. When choosing Ignore Attempt, student will be
able to submit the assignment or test again; however, unlike Clear
Attempt, his/her previous attempt will be kept in case you need it in
the future. After performing the ignore action,
the button’s name will change to Do Not Ignore Attempt
allowing you to undo the ignore action if necessary.
4. When you are finished simply click the Return to Grade Center
button if you wish to return to the Grade center. Otherwise, you can
navigate to another page or module on blackboard.