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  • Updated on: May 22, 2017

    What is Gradebook Classic?

    The Gradebook is a tool for instructors to calculate and store grade information and distribute it to students online.

    Instructors can view information in the Gradebook in different ways, including an item detail, all grade listing, course grade listing.  

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

    Using the Gradebook, instructors can:

    • Auto-calculate course grades, with the ability to override any course grade.
    • Define course letter grades based on a 100% scale (Course Grade Thresholds).
    • 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 other 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.
    • Viewing scores: The Gradebook lets students view their own scores and grades once instructors have released them.

    Note: For instructions on how to add this or any other tool to your site, see How do I add tools to my site?

  • Updated on: May 22, 2017

    What is the Assignments tool?

    The Assignments tool allows instructors to create, distribute, collect, and grade assignments online. Assignments are private between the instructor and student; individual student submissions and grades are not visible to other students. However, the instructor has the option to enable peer evaluation of assignments if desired.

    While creating each assignment, instructors will use the form to set delivery dates, provide instructions, and include attachments of readings or related files needed for the assignment.  The assignment will then be posted and available to students on the specified open date.

    Students will access the assignment by clicking on the assignment link, either directly in the Assignments tool or via a link to the assignment embedded in another tool, such as the Syllabus or Lessons.

    Students will submit assignments by typing a response directly into the Rich-Text Editor (inline) and/or uploading one or more attachments or by turning in a hard copy of the assignment to the instructor.  How work is submitted is at the discretion of the instructor and indicated when the assignment is created.

    Assignments may be associated with the Gradebook in your site so that grades entered for an assignment automatically populate the associated item in the Gradebook for inclusion in the final course grade.

    Note: For instructions on how to add this or any other tool to your site, see How do I add tools to my site?

    Manual Site Tools
  • Updated on: May 22, 2017

    What is the Assignments tool?

  • Updated on: Jan 27, 2017

    What is the Forums tool?

    Manual Site Tools
  • Manual For Students
  • One of the options available when adding a new assignment in the Assignments tool is Peer Assessment.  Enabling this option facilitates a student peer review of assignment submissions by other students in the course.  Peer review allows students to review and critique each other’s work within parameters set by the instructor.

    To add this option to an assignment, please see the Peer Assessment (Optional) step in the article How do I add an assignment?  

    Once enabled, Peer Assessment has three phases, the student submission phase, the peer review period and the assignment grading.  

  • Manual For Students
  • Manual For Students