My Grades



The My Grades page shows the status of gradable items, such as tests, assignments, journal, and blog entries, and discussion posts.

The My Grades page may include item names, details, due dates, student and instructor dates of activity, posted grades, points possible, links to rubrics used for grading, and your instructor’s comments about the items.

How to Check Your Grades (2:20)

Double-click the video to enlarge the viewing area.

Access My Grades

  1. On the course menu, click Tools or a customized My Grades link.



    On the My Institution tab, click My Grades on the Tools panel.



    In the page header, click the arrow next to your name to access the My Blackboard menu. Click the My Grades icon.


    The My Grades page appears.


View Grade Details

If you access My Grades from the My Institution tab or the My Blackboard menu, you see grades for all your courses. On the left side of the screen, you can sort by All Courses or Last Graded.

If you access My Grades inside a course, you see your grades for that course only.

The Order by drop-down list allows you to change the order by Course, Last Activity, or Due Date. By default items are ordered by course.

Above the list of gradable items, you can narrow the list by selecting All, Graded, Upcoming, or Submitted. For example, Graded shows only items that have been graded by the instructor.

If your instructor included feedback during grading, it is included inline. You can also point to a title and click the arrow that appears to show the type of graded item, such as assignment or blog.

Click on the Item Title (highlighted with rectangles below) to view the Grade Details, and the Call-outs (highlighted with ovals) for the overall grade feedback.


For Tests and Surveys, Grade Details will look like this. Click your score (highlighted below) to view question-by-question feedback (if available).

grade feedback 1

For Assignments, Grade Details may look like this. If your instructor has used in-line grading, you may see comments posted directly onto your assignment. Click the download button (highlighted below) to download an original copy or an annotated copy (with instructor comments) in PDF form. You can view additional comments by expanding with the double-arrow tab (also highlighted below).


If your gradable item has not been graded, the Grade column contains a symbol indicating its status. After an item is graded, the grade appears in the Grade column. To view more detail, click a graded item’s title.

If you are seeing grades from a previous term and no longer wish to see them, contact the instructor of that course.

My Grade Item Status

The following table describes the symbols appearing on the My Grades page.

Symbol Description
Item has not been completed.  No information is available.
grade_completed Item is completed, but will not have a grade (for items such as surveys).
needs_grading Item has been submitted.  This item is waiting to be reviewed by your instructor.
Item has been submitted.  Your instructor may review this item, but may not be provided a grade.
Grade Item has been graded.  Click the grade to view detailed feedback.
grading_in_progress Attempt is in progress.  This item has not been submitted.  To submit the item, see How to Save an Assignment as a Draft and Submit Later.
exempt Grade is exempted for this user.  If you do not complete this assignment, it will not affect your grade.
error[1] Error has occurred.  Contact your instructor.