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  • Note: When manually entering a course grade, you must use the appropriate grade type for the gradebook in which you are working. For example, if the course is graded on a simple letter grade scale, you will only be able to enter the letters A, B, C, D, or F. If the course is graded on a standard letter grade scale, you will also be able to add  +  (plus sign) or  -  (minus sign) to the letter grade. If the course is graded on a Pass/Not pass scale, you will only be able to enter the letters P or N.

  • Gradebook 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 interface.  

    Note: Grades that are being sent to the Gradebook 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 the Gradebook.

  • Updated on: Jan 02, 2019

    What is the Gradebook tool?

    Gradebook (previously known as GradebookNG) is a new core tool for instructors to calculate and store grade information and distribute it to students online. It has been designed based on the same back-end as the Gradebook Classic tool, but with a number of new features and enhancements.

    The following provides a high-level overview of the functional requirements guiding the development of the enhanced Gradebook.

    • Editable Spreadsheet View: The default “Grades” view within the gradebook will be replaced by an editable spreadsheet view, wherein gradebook items will be displayed as a series of columns. The layout and data-entry process will be familiar to users of modern spreadsheet applications such as Excel and Google Sheets. Gradebook actions will be available within the context of dropdowns in spreadsheet cells and columns. Modal windows (lightboxes) will be used for entering and editing information, thereby maintaining a sense of continuity and place for users.
    • Automatic Saving/Data Validation: Changes to data within the spreadsheet view will be automatically saved, with clear feedback confirming to users that their data has been saved. The interface will also provide data validation feedback.
    • New Course Grade Display Options: Course grades will benefit from additional display options. Instructors will have the option of displaying course grades to students as letter grades, percentages, points, or combinations thereof.
    • Student Summary View: Within the spreadsheet view, instructors will be able to view a gradebook item summary for each student. This view will display grade information solely for the selected student, providing an overview of the student’s grades in a vertical orientation whilst obscuring the grade data of other students.
    • Enhanced Import/Export Process: The existing Import/Export process will be simplified and consolidated into one page. The improved workflow will allow instructors to update existing gradebook items/comments and add new gradebook items in bulk. Users will also be able to export the gradebook as they can today.

    In Gradebook, Students can view their scores for all items; view their course grades, once an instructor releases them; and sort their items by title, due date, grade, and weight, where applicable.

    Gradebook is section aware, so teaching assistants can see grades only for students in their assigned sections.

    Using Gradebook, instructors can:

    • Auto-calculate course grades, with the ability to override any course grade.
    • Define course letter grades based on a 100% scale.
    • Choose between point- or percentage-based grading.
    • Add gradebook items for manually graded or offline activities.
    • Create categories to organize items and allow for weighting of grades.
    • Enter, view, edit, and release to students scores, grades, and comments.
    • Collect and display scores from tools such as Tests & Quizzes, Assignments, and Forums.
    • Export scores and grades to Microsoft Excel (in XLS format).
    • Import item scores from spreadsheet (CSV) files.
    • Export a printer-friendly (PDF) version of student grades.
    • Drop grades or keep the highest grades in a category.
    • Specify items or categories as extra credit.
  • Updated on: Dec 20, 2018

    What is a minimum point value?

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  • By default, students with No Submission to an assessment will have a blank, or null, grade.  The assessment will not count in their final grade until a grade has been entered for them.  You can assign the same grade, such as 0, to all students who did not submit an assessment.

    WARNING: Once a grade has been saved for a student in Tests & Quizzes, you cannot delete the grade to remove it from the student's course grade.  If you inadvertently assign a score to a student who should not have received one for an assessment using this feature, and the assessment score is being sent to the Gradebook, you will need to remove the assessment score from the student's final grade using a Grade Exclusion in the Gradebook.

  • Updated on: Dec 18, 2018

    How do I grade Tests & Quizzes?

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  • Updated on: Dec 18, 2018

    How do I grade Tests & Quizzes?

    Most question types in Tests & Quizzes are automatically graded by the system. However, you will need to manually score short answer/essay questions, file uploads, and audio recordings. You may also adjust the auto-graded scores, add comments, or give partial credit.

    If you would like to send your assessment scores to the Gradebook so that they can be included in the course grade calculation or allow students to see an answer key or other feedback in Tests & Quizzes, see What are the Grading and Feedback options for an assessment?

    On the Total Scores screen for an assessment, you can see the total score each student received based on the points from auto-graded questions (such as multiple choice and true false).  You may adjust the students' scores and for students who submitted the assessment, you can add comments.

    For more information on manually grading individual student submissions or questions, see the following articles:

    Note:  

    • Tests & Quizzes will NOT automatically grade students with no submission.  If a student who did not submit an assessment should receive a grade of 0, you'll need to enter a 0 for their grade.
    • Comments cannot be added within the Tests & Quizzes tool for students with no submission and they do not have access to feedback for assessments they did not submit.  If you'd like to provide comments to a student with no submission, you might upload a file with comments to their folder in Drop Box.   If you'd like to print an answer key to an assessment to provide to students who did not submit, see How do I print an assessment (i.e. test or quiz)?
    • Once a grade has been saved for a student in Tests & Quizzes, you cannot delete the grade to remove it from the student's course grade.  If you inadvertently assign a score to a student who should not have received one for an assessment, and the assessment score is being sent to the Gradebook, you will need to remove the assessment score from the student's final grade using a Grade Exclusion in the Gradebook.
  • After you have created an assessment, you must publish it before students can view and submit it.  

  • Updated on: Nov 27, 2018

    How do I export and import assessments?

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