Entering grades

Use the Enter Grades page to enter, import, and export grades for your users. This area displays your grade book organized by user by default. You can switch between the standard view of the grade book and a spreadsheet view that allows you to enter grades directly into the User List.

Note  Customize your view of the grade book using Manage Columns. Select or clear the check boxes beside the items you want to appear, and click Save.

  1. Enter grades using the spreadsheet view of the User List
  2. Enter grades by user
  3. Enter grades by category
  4. Enter grades by grade item
  5. Enter grades for items associated with quizzes, dropbox folders, or discussions

Enter grades using the spreadsheet view of the User List

  1. On the Enter Grades page, click Switch to Spreadsheet View.
  2. Enter grades in the input fields in the User List.
  3. Click Save.

Enter grades by user

  1. On the Enter Grades page, click on the name of a user.

    Tip  Use the Search For and View By fields, or the Next Page icon to locate a user.

  2. On the user's page, enter grades for the user for the appropriate Grade Items.
  3. Click the Show Comments link to add Comments for User or User Leading a Course Only Comments for your records.
  4. Perform additional tasks as required:
    To Do this

    Flag user for future reference

    Click the Flag icon beside the user’s name.

    Preview the user’s grades

    Click Preview in the user's action menu.

    View the event log for the user’s grades

    Click Event Log in the user's action menu.

    Email the user

    Click Email user in the user's action menu.

    Change final grades

    See Calculating final grades.

  5. Click Save.

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Enter grades by category

  1. On the Enter Grades page, click Grade All from the category's context menu.
  2. Enter grades in the Grade fields.
  3. Click the Enter Comments icon if you want to add comments on a user’s performance.
  4. Perform additional tasks as required:
    To Do this

    Flag user for future reference

    Click the Flag icon beside their name.

    Email users

    Select the check boxes beside the users you want to email and click   Email.

    Clear all grades in the category for selected users

    Select the check boxes beside the users whose grades you want to clear and click   Clear.

    Clear all grades in the category for all users

    Click   Clear All in the item's context menu.

  5. Click Save.

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Enter grades by grade item

  1. On the Enter Grades page, click Grade All from the item's context menu.
  2. Enter grades in the Grade fields.
  3. If you want to add comments on a user’s performance, click the Enter Comments icon.
  4. Perform additional tasks as required:
    To Do this

    Flag users for future reference

    Click the Flag icon beside their name.

    Apply a common grade to all users

    1. Click Grade All from the item's action menu.
    2. Enter a Grade.
    3. Click Save.

    Apply a common grade to selected users

    1. Select the users.
    2. Click Grade at the top or bottom of the list, and enter the grade you wish to give the users.
    3. Click Save.

    Evaluate grade items associated with a learning objective

    1. Click the Evaluate objective-based assessment icon.
    2. Select an achievement level for the user.
    3. Click Save.

    Email selected users

    Select the check boxes beside the users you want to email and click   Email.

    Clear grades for selected users

    Select the check boxes beside the users you want to clear grades for and click   Clear.

    Clear grades for all users

    Click Clear All in the grade item's context menu.

    View the Event Log for the grade item for a particular user

    Click the Event Log icon in the user’s row.

    View the Event Log for the grade item for all users

    Click Event Log in the item's context menu.

  5. Click Save.

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Enter grades for items associated with quizzes, dropbox folders, or discussions

You can associate quizzes, dropbox folders, and discussions with grade items and grade them directly from the Quizzes, Dropbox, and Discussions tools. You can create the grade item as you set up a quiz, dropbox folder, and discussion topic.

The maximum points value of a grade item overrides the final score value of an associated quiz, dropbox submission, and discussion topic. Select Can Exceed in your dropbox folder and discussion topic settings to allow the grade value of users' submissions to exceed the maximum points value set in the associated grade item.

Create Bonus questions in quizzes to allow user submissions to exceed the maximum points value set in the associated grade item.

Example  If a quiz with a total points value of 10 is associated with a grade item with a maximum points value of 8, a perfect quiz score of 10/10 will display in the Grades tool as 8/8. If a quiz with a total points value of 8 and a bonus question worth 2 points is associated with a grade item with a maximum points value of 8, a perfect quiz score of 10/8 will display in the Grades tool as 10/8.

Note  You can enter or update a grade from either the Grades tool or the tool the item is associated with. However, changes made in the Grades tool are not updated in the associated tool.

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