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Course Connect--For Faculty & Staff: Gradebook

Gradebook

We recommend that you configure your Gradebook before adding content to your course. This will allow you to categorize activities as they are created and will give students a more accurate and up-to-date picture of their progress in your course. 

 

To learn about User Overrides, click here!

To learn more about weights in the gradebook, click here!

How to Configure the Gradebook

Hiding Grades

Automatically hide grades and feedback until a set date

This is useful if you have agreed to a fixed date to reveal marks and feedback to students. It saves you needing to remember to do this manually (though you can manually change the date if you need to).

  1. From the home screen of your course, select Grades to enter the Grader Report (or, the gradebook).
  2. In the Grader Report, turn editing on (further settings and controls will display) (see image below). 

 

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  3. Next to the grade you would like to hide, select the gear icon. A new settings page will open titled Edit Grade.

   4. Tick the box that says Hidden to hide the grade.

  • To enable a specific date when the grades will appear, look to the Hidden until section and select Enable.
  • Enter the date and time you would like the grade to remain hidden until. 

5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Save. Your grades should now be hidden. 

Manually hide grades and feedback

This is best used if you never want students to see the grades or feedback, or if you are unsure of the date on which they need to be revealed.

  1. Enter your Grader Report (gradebook) by clicking on Grades from the home screen of your course. 
  2. Turn editing on (see image above); further settings and controls will display.
  • Note that columns correspond to activities, and each column has Controls (just below the column title) which act on that entire activity.
  1. To hide grades and feedback for an assignment, find its column and click the Show/Hide icon (an eye) in the Controls row.
  2. In this case there is no need to Save - the effects are immediate.

Extra Credit

Adding an Extra Credit Grade Item

  1. Enter your Grader Report (gradebook) by clicking on the Grades tab from the home screen of your course. 
  2. Select the Setup tab from the top row of tabs. 

 

3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Add grade item. 

4. On the grade item page, give the item a name, and adjust the maximum grade value to your extra credit amount. 

5. Under Parent Category, use the Grade category drop-down menu to select the category where you wan to add the extra credit assignment. 

6. Tick the box labeled Extra credit

At the bottom of the page, select Save

Adding Activities to Graded Categories

 

After your Gradebook has been configured, you can add all future activities to the grade categories you have created. Look under the Grade settings in any activity to find the Grade Category drop down menu, and select the category you want your activity to fall under. 

How to Enter Manual Grade Items

Entering Manual Grade Items

 

  1. From the home screen of your course, select Grades.
  2. In the Grader Report (gradebook), select the Setup tab.

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3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Add grade item

4. Here you can enter the grade item name, grade type, scale, and minimum and maximum grade. 

  • Click the Show More link to edit the grade to pass, grade display type, and to hide or lock grades until a certain date. 

5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Save

 

Bulk Inserting Grades

How to Bulk Insert Grades

  1. Open the Grader Report (gradebook) from the home screen of your course by clicking on the Grades tab. 
  2. Select the Single View tab.

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3. Use the drop-down menus to select either a grade item to view, or a user to view. 

  • If you want to bulk insert a grade for every user in a particular activity, select the activity from the drop-down menu titled Select grade item
  • If you want to bulk insert a grade across all activities for one specific user, select the drop-down menu titled Select user. 

4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and tick the box labeled Perform bulk insert

5. Use the drop-down menu to select whether you want to perform a bulk insert for All Grades or Empty Grades

6. In the Insert value box, enter the grade you would like to bulk insert. 

7. Select Save

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