How do I create new grading categories?
You will see the default categories: Assignments, Discussions, Test and Survey
For the default categories, when you create any one of these items in Blackboard, there will automatically be a field to enter the Points Possible. If you would not like to grade that particular tiem, leave that field at the numeral 0. If you would like to grade it, add the points possible to the field when you create it. Note: When you create an Assignment in Blackboard for a paper a student must turn it, it will automatically be created in the "Assignments" category. You can edit the category later in the grade book to your own custom category. See this step (needed).
Your category has been created
You may continue adding your own custom categories, and should do this before you create items to be graded in the Grade Center.