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
Log into your Blackboard course and go the Control Panel:
- Click on Grade Center.
- Select Full Grade Center.
Locating the Grade Column
Locate the grade column for the test in the grade center. Click on the chevron in the column header, and select Edit Column Information from the menu.
Overriding the Total Points Possible
You will now see a screen labeled Edit Column. In the section labeled Column Information:
- Locate the item labeled Points Possible and check the checkbox labeled Manually override the calculated total.
- Enter the desired points possible in the field labeled Points Possible.
- When finished, click the Submit button at the bottom of the page to save the changes to the column.