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The Blackboard-to-Peoplesoft Grade Transfer App Saves Time Across Boise State

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“I just used the ‘simple method to transfer grades from Blackboard to PeopleSoft’ and I love, love, love it!! It was so simple even I could do it. Thank you for this feature,” was one of the first responses the Office of Information Technology (OIT) Learning Technology Solutions (LTS) team received from an instructor when we launched the “Blackboard-to-Peoplesoft Grade Transfer App (BB-2-PS)” last semester.

At the end of the fall 2017 semester, 161 instructors used the BB-2-PS app to easily transfer grades for 337 courses! The BB-2-PS app appears in the instructor view of myBoiseState for most faculty three days prior to the last date of instruction. Once available, the tool allows instructors to transfer letter grades from Blackboard into PeopleSoft with just a few clicks.

The app not only saves instructors time, but also significantly impacted end-of-semester grade processing in the Registrar’s Office. “The Registrar’s Office is accustomed to burning up the phone lines on the grades deadline date trying to get all the grades in but this fall was different in that there were significantly less faculty to remind,” said Mike Amai, Associate Director Registrar Systems. “Our team even highlighted the ease of use of this function in our interactions with the faculty. Instead of having to have multiple windows open transferring grades from one window to the next for each student–and some classes have 200+ students–being able to transfer the grades immediately with the click of a few buttons was much appreciated by the faculty.”

For more information, visit the BB-2-PS App page on the LTS website. If you need assistance using the app, contact the Help Desk at (208) 426-4357 (HELP), helpdesk@boisestate.edu or via chat.

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