The FSU Bb Grade Upload Tool allows you to upload your entire Blackboard Grade Center into the official University Grade Roster application. When the upload is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. At that time, you must access the University Grade Roster in the Faculty Center to complete the final approval and submission.
How to access the tool:
Step 1 - Set-up Grade Key
The Grade Key in the FSU Bb Grade Upload Tool allows you to
When you submit your grade key, an FSU Final Grade column is automatically created in the Grade Center with letter grades that reflect your key setup. You may go back to the Grade Center at any time to correct or adjust grades and return to the upload tool to upload grades or revise your Grade Key.
Step 2 - Validate and Upload Grades
Once you have set-up your grade key and have an FSU Final Grade column in your Grade Center, you can begin the grade validation and upload process.
The Upload Tool will ask you to review the grades in the upload column, make corrections for students who need a different grade type (S/U instead of A, B C, D or F, for instance), and add information for "I" grades and Title IV students with "F" grades. A red asterisk next to a student's name indicates you must make corrections or add information for that student before you can upload.
Only 25 students will display at a time. Click the page numbers to move through each page to review grades and enter required information. Your changes will automatically save when you go to the next page. As you are working through the validation process, be sure to click the Save button on the page you are on before you exit the tool.
Definition of Grade Types
Some of these grade types ("IE" for instance) may be seen eventually on a student transcript but are not grade types that instructors assign in the system.
|Grade Type Code||Definition|
|B+, B, B-||Good|
|C+, C, C-||Average|
|D+, D, D-||Poor|
|NG||No Grade Received from Instructor|
|GE||No Grade Expired|
|W||Withdrawn while Passing|
|WD||Withdrawn with Dean’s Permission|
Grade Type Corrections
You may have some students in the class who require a different grade type than the rest of the students. If you have not already made that correction in the FSU Final Grade column in your Grade Center, the upload tool will prompt you to correct that student's grade. Choose the correct grade type from the dropdown box.
Incomplete or "I" Grades
For each student with an "I" grade you will be prompted to enter an expiration term and a default grade. The default will be posted on the student's transcript if the student has not completed the work by the expiration term you have chosen. If the student does complete the work and you submit a grade change form, the default grade will be deleted and your replacement grade will be entered on the transcript. Students are automatically granted one semester to complete the work. You may extend that up to one year by using the expiration term dropdown box.
Title IV Students with "F" or "I" Grades
For each Title IV student with an "F" or "I" grade you will be prompted to enter the date of last attendance.
If the student never attended, choose "NA". This date will default to the first date of the term when you upload your grades into the University Grade Roster. Note: This default date is correct, even if your first class session did not fall on the first day of the term.
When you have completed the validation for each page you may click Upload to transfer the grades to the University Grade Roster. You will receive an email when the upload is complete. The email will also indicate if any errors occurred during the upload process and provide the detail of those errors.
The upload process time will vary depending on server load and class roster size. (If you do not receive an email in your inbox within a reasonable time, please check your junk mail folder.) Sometimes the upload will be successful, but the Campus Solutions system is too overloaded to send a confirmation message, so you may also want to check the Faculty Center to see if the grades were uploaded even if the email message report does not indicate complete success.
After you receive the confirmation email, you must access the Grade Roster in the Faculty Center to complete the final grade approval and submission.
Note: You may only access the course grade roster in the Faculty Center if you are designated as the instructor of record or as a grade roster delegate.
Rosters not approved and saved to the Faculty Center by the end of the grade submission window will be considered late.
Note: It is important to keep your review status for grades as "Not Reviewed", as this status allows you to save and return at any time to input final grades.
For help with finishing the grade submission process in the Faculty Center in myFSU, please see the Use Grade Rosters in Faculty Center how-to article.