The Blackbaud LMS gradebook has always allowed teachers to enter supplementary grade information (days late, exempt status, comment, etc.), but teachers had to click on a cell to see a specific student’s information on a specific assignment. This took more time than teachers expected, and it did not allow them to view multiple students’ status at once.
We addressed this issue by visualizing information in the gradebook cells using a series of icons. This way, a teacher can quickly glance at the full gradebook and get a better understanding of their class’s grades. We also allowed them to enter this extra info using keyboard shortcuts, saving the time it took to enter through popups.