Eureka! The Header Row & Names Now Freeze in the Gradebook!


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It is finally Spring, so why does this post include ice? At long last, we have some exciting news about the Brightspace gradebook. Version 10.8.1 (applied on 5/24/18) introduces the locked Name column and header row. This is also known as freezing a row or column in a spreadsheet. Instructors can now scroll through student grades without losing the student name or grade item name. You will find this new behavior in the following pages within Grades:

  • Standard View
  • Spreadsheet View
  • Grade Category
  • Grade Individual Item
  • Final Grades

Important caveat for those using old browsers: The old behavior that repeats the Name column and header row every x columns / rows is only available on legacy web browsers (Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge). The new locked Name column / header row is present on Chrome, Firefox, and Safari web browsers and is not present on Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge web browsers. The locked Name column /header row will also not be active when using a small screen space such as a mobile device.

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