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Quick Reference Card (page 4)

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Using Grades Wizard

  • Click the Grades link in the navbar
  • Click on the Grades Setup Wizard icon Grades Setup Wizard
  • Make choices about your Grades setup (points vs. weighted, how to treat ungraded assignments, etc.)
  • Click Next at the bottom of each screen in the wizard
  • Click Finish after step 7

Managing Grades Tool

Create a new item or category

  • Click the Grades link in the navbar
  • Click Manage Grades Manage Grades in the left sidebar
  • Click on the New Item button to create a new column or the New Category New Category bottom to create a new category
  • Name the item/category and make your property selections
  • Press Save

Edit Multiple grade items

  • Click the Grades link in the navbar
  • Click Manage Grades in the left sidebar
  • Use the checkbox at the top of the grades listing to select all grades or put a check next to the individual items you want to edit
  • Click on the Edit Selected Grade Items icon Edit Multiple
  • Make your changes
  • Press Save

Change an item into a bonus item

  • Click the Grades link in the navbar
  • Click Manage Grades in the left sidebar
  • Click on the name of an existing item
  • Check the Bonus option under the Grading heading
  • Press Save

Re-Order Gradebook items

  • Click the Grades link in the navbar
  • Click Manage Grades in the left sidebar
  • Click on the Re-Order icon Re-Order
  • Change the display order in the Sort Order drop-down menu for each item you wish to move
  • Press Save

Show or hide points/scheme/color for all grade items

  • Click the Grades link in the navbar
  • Click Grades Settings Settings in the left sidebar
  • Check or uncheck points and/or scheme on the Personal Display Options and Org Unit Display Options tabs
  • Click Save

Drop the lowest grade(s) in a category

  • Click the Grades link in the navbar
  • Click Manage Grades in the left sidebar
  • Create a new category or edit an existing category by clicking on its name
  • Check the box to Distribute points evenly across all items
  • Set the number of points for each item in the category
  • Enter the number of lowest (or highest) grades to drop
  • Click Save

Working With Grades

Enter grades in an item

  • Click the Grades link in the navbar
  • Click Enter Grades
  • Click on the Grade icon Grade in the item header
  • Enter points for each student

Enter grades for a student

  • Click the Grades link in the navbar
  • Click Enter Grades
  • Click on a student's name in the listing
  • Enter grades for each item for the student
  • Click Save

View section or group of grades

  • Click the Grades link in the navbar
  • Click Enter Grades in the left sidebar
  • Use the pull-down menu to select Users, Groups, or Sections

Final Grades

Setup

  • Click Grades in the course navbar
  • Click Manage Grades in the left sidebar
  • Click either the Adjusted or Calculated Final Grade link
  • Use pull-down menu to select the Grade Scheme

If your department or program has a common grade scheme, it may be listed here. To view the scheme, click Grades Schemes on the left sidebar

  • Use Display options to set what you want you and your students will see in the columns
  • Click Save

Final grade calculations

  • Click Grades in the course navbar
  • Click Enter Final Grades on the Final Grades category
  • Click Recalculate All Recalculate to update all calculations
  • If you are releasing an Adjusted Grade, click Transfer All Transfer All to move the values in the Calculated column to the Adjusted column
  • Make any adjustments necessary in the Adjusted Grades column
  • Click Save

Release final grades to students

  • Click Grades in the course navbar
  • Click Enter Final Grades on the Final Grades category
  • Press the Release All a button to release final grades to all users
  • Enter any comments to specific students or the entire class
  • Click Save