How do I format my file for importing grades into Gradebook?
Instructors can manage grades offline in a spreadsheet and then import the file to update the course Gradebook. You can also import a file as a method for quickly creating several gradebook items at once.
The easiest way to obtain a file in the proper import format is to export your Gradebook and use that file as a template. This way it will contain all of the student information in your site, as well as any existing gradebook item information in your site. See How do I export grades from Gradebook? for information on exporting.
Note: You can only update graded items that have been created within the Gradebook. Graded items that come from other tools, such as Assignments or Tests & Quizzes, cannot be updated via file import.
Go to Gradebook.
Select the Gradebook tool from the Tool Menu of your site.
Click Export Gradebook.
The export will download as a .csv file.
Open the file in your preferred spreadsheet application.
The spreadsheet will contain the student information (first two columns) and a column for each item already added to Gradebook.
Add columns, grades, and/or feedback to the file.
To add new items, and associated grades/feedback, follow the formatting conventions below:
- Student ID and Student Name are the first two columns and must be retained for any future imports.
- New gradebook items are added by inserting columns into your file. The total points for the item should be entered between square brackets , after the title. In Column G in the example pictured above, we are adding the item Week 2 Quiz, worth 100 points.
- Comments for an item can be included by adding a column whose title is prefixed with an asterisk (*). Column H, titled * Week 2 Quiz, would contain the comments.
Save any changes made to the spreadsheet, keeping the spreadsheet as a CSV file.
Return to Import/Export tab to import file.
For more information on importing your items into Gradebook, see How do I import grades into Gradebook?