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How do I enter grades and comments in Gradebook Classic?

Gradebook Classic allows instructors to calculate and store grade information for items that are completed either online or offline.  Manually added items may be entered and edited directly within the Gradebook Classic interface.  

Note: Grades that are being sent to Gradebook Classic from other tools, such as Assignments or Tests & Quizzes, are managed within their respective tools. You do not need to enter or edit them via  Gradebook Classic.

Video Guide

Step-by-Step Instructions

Go to Gradebook Classic.

Gradebook Classic link

Select the Gradebook Classic tool from the Tool Menu in your site.

Select a Gradebook item.

You will see a listing of all the existing Gradebook items in your course.

Click the title of an item in the list to open it for grading and commenting. In this example we have selected the Week 1 Extra Credit item.


Items highlighted in yellow are being sent to Gradebook Classic from other tools, as indicated in the Grade Editor column. You cannot enter those grades within Gradebook Classic, however, you may view and exclude students' grades in Gradebook Classic.  For more information about excluding grades, please see, How do I exclude a grade for a particular student?

Enter grades.

A summary of the gradebook item and the points possible will display at the top.  You will also see a list of all the students enrolled and active in your site.

Note: You may also filter Gradebook Classic to view students by:

  1. Sections/Groups
  2. Student Name
  3. Viewing a certain number of students at a time

Enter grades by typing the scores into the Points column.

Click Edit to enter comments

If you would like to enter additional comments along with the score, click the Edit button to expand the Comments section.  You may then enter your comments into the text areas provided.

Save changes.

Don't forget to save your changes!  The Save Changes button appears both at the top and the bottom of the page.

View grade Log.

Notice that once you have saved your grades, a Log icon will appear in the Log column.  If you click on the icon, a pop-up window will display the date, score, and name of the user that entered the grade.