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Blackboard - Create Smart Views in Any Course
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Below are instructions on how to create smart views in any Blackboard 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.
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
Create Smart Views in Master/Child Courses:
To make grading easier, filter the Grade Center display using Smart Views!
- 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-NDSUXXXX with the correct term and class numbers)
- Highlight Manage and choose Smart Views
- Click Create Smart View
- Give the Smart View a descriptive name that identifies which section it is
- Add as Favorite - add checkmark
- Type of View - Select Custom
- 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
- Set Filter Results to "All Columns"
- Click Submit to finish
- Repeat Steps 2 - 9 to create a Smart View for each course section
- Once you've created a Smart View, you need to "turn it on" in Grade Center