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Reviewing and Grading a Journal in Blackboard


When you enable grading for a journal, a column is created automatically in the Grade Center. As students submit entries, icons begin to appear in the Grade Center, on the journal topic page, and on the Needs Grading page:

  • The Needs Grading icon appears when student activity has met the threshold you chose in the journal settings. For example, if you choose to be notified after four students submit their work, this icon appears after at least four students submit their journal entries.
  • The In Progress icon appears when:
    • Student activity doesn’t meet the minimum number you set.
    • You didn’t select the Show participants in needs grading status check box.

You can grade a journal entry in the Grade Center, on the Needs Grading page, or by going to Control Panel > Course Tools > Journals within a course.

To learn more, click this link to view the article about grading entries.

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Updated on May 9, 2022

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