Changing grades settings

  1. Access the Grades Settings pages
  2. Changing Personal Display Options
  3. Changing Org Unit Display Options
  4. Changing Calculation Options

Access the Grades Settings pages

Click Settings in the Grades tool.

Changing Personal Display Options

The Personal Display Options page lets you set what information you want to display in your grade book. Setting these options helps you set up a grade book that has the information you need and is easy to navigate and read.

Option Description
Managing View Display Options

Username

Displays users’ usernames in the grade book.

Org Defined ID

Displays Org Defined IDs in the grade book.

Email

Displays users’ email addresses in the grade book. (This option can take up a lot of screen space when viewing the grade book.)

Points grade

Displays the points a user earned on a grade item and the total points the item was out of.

E.g., 6/10

Weighted grade

Displays how much a users’ grade is worth towards the final grade.

E.g., 3/5 (for a user who scored 60% on a grade item worth 50% of a category worth 10% of the final grade).

Note  This option is only available in the  weighted system.

Grade scheme symbol

Displays the grade scheme symbol for the scheme level a user earned on a grade item. This can be a numeric or text value.

E.g., “Very Good”

Grade scheme color

Displays the grade scheme color for the grade scheme level a user achieved on a grade item.

Number of characters to display for Text items

Sets the maximum characters to display in the grade book for a Text item before truncating it. Try to find a balance between using a lot of space in the grade book and having enough text to understand the item. The value must be an integer between 0 and 50.

Number of columns before user details repeat

Sets how many columns are displayed before user information is repeated. This option makes it easier to work with long grade books. The value must be an integer between 0 and 99.

Number of users before column header repeats

Sets how often the column header is repeated in the user list. The value must be an integer between 0 and 50. If 0 is entered, the column header is not repeated.

Repeat calculated final grade at the start of the user list

Sets whether you see a user’s final calculated grade at the start of the grade book next to the user’s name, as well as after all the grade items.

Repeat adjusted final grade at the start of the user list

Sets whether you see a user’s adjusted final grade at the start of the grade book next to the user’s name, as well as after all the grade items.

Start Page

Default Grades area

Sets which page displays by default when you open the Grades tool.

 

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Changing Org Unit Display Options

The Org Unit Display Options page lets you set what information to display to all course users.

Option Description
Managing View Display Options

Number of decimal places to display

You can set the number of decimal places users will see for items in their grade book. The default value is 2 and the maximum value is 5.

Note  This option only changes how many decimals are displayed; it does not control how many decimals the Grades tool rounds to when calculating grades.

Student View Display Options

Points grade

This setting determines whether or not the Points grade value associated with a grade item is displayed in the student view of grades. Releasing the points grade to users shows them the value a grade item was marked out of and their score.

E.g., 6/10.

Weighted grade

This setting determines whether or not the Weighted grade value associated with a grade item is displayed in the student view of grades. Releasing the weighted grade to users shows them the weight of a grade item in relation to the final grade.

E.g., 3/5 (for a user who scored 60% on a grade item worth 50% of a category worth 10% of the final grade).

Note  This option is only available for the weighted grading system.

Grade scheme symbol

This setting determines whether or not the grade scheme symbol associated with a grade item is displayed in the student view of grades. Releasing the grade scheme symbol to users shows them the scheme level they received on a grade item.

E.g., “Good”.

Grade scheme color

This setting determines whether or not the Grade scheme color associated with a grade item is displayed in the student view of grades. Releasing the grade scheme color shows users the color associated with the scheme level they received.

E.g., .

Number of decimal places to display

Controls the number of decimal places a user sees in the grade book. The default value is 2 and the maximum value is 5.

Note  This option only changes how many decimals are displayed; it does not control how many decimals the Grades tool rounds to when calculating grades.

Number of characters to display for Text items

Controls the number of characters displayed to users for a text item before the text is truncated. Try and find a balance between presenting enough information for users to recognize the text item and keeping the item short enough that it displays nicely. The default value is 15 and the maximum value is 50.

Display how final grade was calculated to users

This setting determines whether users can see how their final grade was calculated in the student view of Grades.

Allow users to add their grades to their ePortfolio

This setting determines whether users with the appropriate permissions can import their grades to their ePortfolio as course artifacts.

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Changing Calculation Options

The Calculation Options page lets you set or change the type of grading system you use to calculate users’ grades, whether you want to release the calculated final grade or an adjusted final grade, and how you want to calculate ungraded items.

Option Description
Grading System

Weighted

Categories and grade items are calculated as a percentage of a final grade worth 100%. The Max. Points assigned to individual grade items can be any value, but their contribution towards the final grade is always their assigned weight. See Understanding grading systems for more information.

Points

Grade items are calculated using their Max. Points value, rather than a percentage. Users’ scores on grade items are totaled and then divided by the total points available.

Formula

Grade items are calculated using the points system, but a formula is used to set conditions around how grade items contribute to the final grade.

Final Grade Released

Calculated Final Grade

The grade achieved by users based on the grading formula setup in the grade book. You cannot adjust it without editing individual grade items and recalculating the total.

Adjusted Final Grade

A final grade that can be adjusted or modified before being released to users.

Grade Calculations

Treat ungraded items as 0

Ungraded items count as a 0 towards users’ final grades.

Drop ungraded items

Ungraded items are removed from the final grade calculation. They do not count towards the users’ grade.

Automatically keep final grades updated

Determines whether the calculated final grade updates every time a change is made or only when a user manually recalculates the grade.

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