Overriding the Total Point Values for a Test

Blackboard allows instructors to override the total points possible for the test.  This allows instructors to allow an overall extra credit score for the test.  Note: Once the total is overridden, changes made to the question point values will not affect the total test value.

Accessing the Grade Center

Image of the Blackboard Control Panel open at the Grade Center heading with the following annotations: 1.Click on Grade Center.2.Select Full Grade Center.

Log into your Blackboard course and go the Control Panel:

  1. Click on Grade Center.
  2. Select Full Grade Center.

Overriding the Total Points Possible

You will now see a screen labeled Edit Column.  In the section labeled Column Information:

  1. Locate the item labeled Points Possible and check the checkbox labeled Manually override the calculated total.
  2. Enter the desired points possible in the field labeled Points Possible.  

Finishing Up

Image of the submit button

When finished, click the Submit button at the bottom of the page to save the changes to the column.