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Work with Grade Center Smart Views


In this document you will learn about creating a Group Smart View in Bb 9.


Smart Views are views of the Grade Center based on a variety of student criteria. This enables Instructors to create certain views of the Grade Center—based on performance criteria for gradable items such as Assessments or Assignments—that quickly track Students. There are four different Types of Smart Views that specify the Student information:

  • Group allows the instructors to select a Group, which was created in the course. Groups are subsections created in the User Management Area of the Control Panel. They are a collection of students selected by the Instructor. You can use this to separate the class sections in a merged course site
  • Benchmark allows the Instructor to select Students based on performance
  • Focus allows the Instructor to select individual Students
  • Investigate allows the Instructor to select from a full list of Student attributes; this is a combination of the options of the other three Smart Views

Once built and saved, Smart Views become a select-able list item on the Current View drop-down menu of the Grade Center page Filter menu, enabling easy navigation from one view to another. Any Smart View can be saved as the default view of the Grade Center. The current default view can be changed at any time.

You can also add the Smart view to your course Control panel Grade Center menu by designating it as a “favorite.”

Accessing your grade center

Note: Groups must be made before they can be selected for a Smart View.

  • Click Grade Center from the Control Panel
  • Select Full Grade Center
  • Maximize your Grade Center view by Clicking on the Show/Hide Course Menu button

Smart views

  • Select Smart Views from the Manage menu
  • Click Create Smart View
  • Enter a Name for the Smart View. This is a required field and will appear in the Current View Action menu on the Grade Center home page. It will also appear as a link on the Manage Smart Views page
  • Enter a Description of the Smart View. The description will appear on the Manage Smart Views page
  • Select the Group radio button
Note: Groups must be created before they can be selected for a Smart View.
  • Select the Criteria for the Group. Selections include:
    • Equal to
    • Not equal to
  • Select the value of the Group, which would be the Group name
  • Select the Columns to Display in Filter Results from the drop-down menu. The following choices are possible:
    • All columns
    • None
    • All columns shown to users
    • All Columns hidden from users
    • Selected columns only:
      • then select the desired columns from the selection list or list of columns
    • Selected Categories only:
      • then select the desired Categories from the list of Categories
    • Selected Grading Periods only:
      • then select desired Grading Periods from the list of Grading Periods
  • Click the check box to include hidden information, if applicable
  • Click Submit to save the Smart View or Click Cancel to discard the query and go back to the Smart Views page
  • Click the Star, then OK, to designate the Smart View as a favorite. This will add the Smart View to your course Control Panel Grade Center menu

For Assistance

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