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Maximize Your Gradebook: A Blackboard Ultra Workshop

Customize Gradebook Categories & the Overall Grade


Engineering : 102

Date & Time

March 1, 2024, 12:00 pm1:00 pm


Are your students aware of their progress in your class? The Ultra Gradebook's Overall Grade display can help students monitor their progress. With the new total calculation columns, you can tailor gradebook views and refine the Overall Grade calculation. Custom category creation and category assignments also support accurate Overall Grade calculations.

Join this hands-on workshop to configure your Ultra gradebook. In this session, we'll focus on the following gradebook tasks:

  • Configure the Overall Grade
  • Create gradebook categories
  • Create total calculation columns 

This session will be facilitated by Josh Abrams, Instructional Design Specialist, and Dr. Ben Amudzi, Instructional Technology Specialist.

NOTE: This session will not be recorded due to the personalized nature of the content and support.


Due to the workshop format of this session, attendance is limited to 10 participants. Select “Going In Person” to reserve your seat in the workshop.


This session will be hosted in ENG-102. Please bring your laptop and a copy of your course syllabus or grading information for your course. If you do not have an Ultra course shell or sandbox to use in the session, please email joshabrams@umbc.edu to request a sandbox shell.

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.

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