I am trying to delete some assignments that don't exist anywhere except on my Gradebook. There are no grades for the students. There are no corresponding assignment links in the place where I post assignments yet they appear in my Gradebook and the delete option does not come up when I click on the Column Header for that assignment. All the other options appear such as Quick Column Information, View and Add Rubrics... but the delete option just doesn't appear. Can you help me get rid of these? I made a screen capture but I don't think I can post it here in this forum. I am using Firefox 11.0 to use Bb.
This is a 4-year-old thread in a forum area for Blackboard CE/Vista (formerly WebCT). What Blackboard version are you using?
I am using Bb 9.1. There are no assignments associated with these columns that are showing up. The course was imported from another Bb course that had the assignments in it. The actual assignments never showed up but these columns did.
I suspect that they are still linked back to assignments in the original course. I've seen this happen with some group tools like grade group discussion boards, and also with course copies on earlier versions of Blackboard 9.1.
Unfortunately, the only fix I know of is to either delete the assignment from the original course, or go directly into the Blackboard database and remove the association between the grade center column and the assignment.
Thanks for the quick response. It must still be linked to the original course. I did a course copy from there and the assignments never showed but just the columns in the gradebook. I must have either checked on didn't check a box during the import. Thanks for your help.
In my experience, there are some group tools that just don't copy, so it may have been nothing you did. Once you get rid of the grade center column association with the old assignment, though, you'll see a "Delete" option on the column menu.
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