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Ultra Essentials: Grading & the Ultra Gradebook

Configure Overall Grades, Create Rubrics, & Manage Grades



Date & Time

April 17, 2024, 12:00 pm1:00 pm


This webinar including live demo focuses on the essentials of using Ultra for grading. Topics include creating rubrics using points or percentage; accessing student work to grade; grading work with a rubric; creating gradebook categories; creating an overall grade for the course using a weighted total, points, or advanced formula; and tracking student progress using available reporting tools.

This session is ideal for instructors who are new to Blackboard Ultra or adopting Ultra in an upcoming term. 

This session will be facilitated by Josh Abrams, Instructional Design Specialist.


To RSVP for the event, please click “Going Virtually” below and be sure to add the event to your calendar! 


This webinar will take place in a Google Meet virtual conference room. Enter the webinar up to 15 minutes before the start time. Select the "Join Online Event" button in myUMBC to join the session.

Please note:UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors.  If you would like to request accommodations (e.g., ASL interpreters, captioning, wheelchair access, etc.) for this event, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make arrangements for program access. Please contact the event host (instructionaltechnology@umbc.edu) with your specific request and be sure to include the event title, date, and time.