Exempting a Grade View The Full Article With Blackboard Learn, you can exempt an individual grade. This would be useful in situation where you would like to drop a low quiz score or for some reason do not want to factor that grade into the studentand39s total. Click on the individual cell that you wish to attempt and then click on the double chevron arrows. A drop down list will allow you to View Grade Details, make a Quick Comment, or choose Exempt Grade. By selecting the Exempt Grade, the cell that contained the grade will now have a small blue square in its place. The student will also see this small blue square in place of a grade if they check their grades under MyGrades.