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End of the Semester


Finalize Grades within Your Course on Blackboard

Students will be able to access your course until the beginning of the next semester. If you would like to revoke student access earlier, you may do so by changing the course availability. For help view this tipsheet setting course availability or video.

Submit Finalized Grades to the Registar’s Office

Instructors can not submit grades directly from Blackboard to the Register’s Office. Final grades must be entered through the Faculty Center of the Online Center. Typically an email is sent from the Registrar's Office towards the end of each semester with details and help for entering grades. There is also a video with instructions.

Answer any Final Questions or Problems

Address any issues in the course before students lose access.

Backup and Save your Grade Center and Course

It is highly recommended that you backup your grades periodically throughout the term and at the entire course at the end of every term. For help, checkout this tip sheet which explains the differences between exporting, importing, and archives or watch the video. It is also recommended that you also download and save a copy of your Grade Center. Use this tip sheet on downloading grades or watch this video.

Identify Course Improvments

Take time to reflect, make a plan for improving the quality of your course.  Where did students struggle the most, how can you modify, expand, or include new learning activities to improve student motivation and success. There are also many resources available in Distance Learning & Instructional Technologies such as instructional design assistance and technology tools available through the digital initiative, please email dlit@grcc.edu for assistance!