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Changing Grades Settings

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Access the Grades Settings pages

Click  Settings icon Grades Settings in the left navigation menu.
Grade Settings screenhot

Changing personal display options

The Personal Display Options page lets you set what information you want to display in your grade book. Setting these options helps you set up a grade book that has the information you need and is easy to navigate and read.

Option Description
Username Displays users’ usernames in the grade book. (E.g., FirstName.LastName)
Org Defined Id Displays Campus Ids in the grade book. (E.g., 123456789)
Email Displays users’ email addresses in the grade book. (This option can take up a lot of screen space when viewing the grade book.)
Points grade

Displays the points a user earned on a grade item and the total points the item was out of.

E.g., 6/10

Weighted grade

Displays how much a users’ grade is worth towards the final grade.

E.g., 3/5 (for a user who scored 60% on a grade item worth 50% of a category worth 10% of the final grade).

Note This option is only available in the weighted system.

 Grade scheme symbol

Displays the grade scheme symbol for the scheme level a user earned on a grade item. This can be a numeric or text value.

E.g., ”Very Good”

 Grade scheme color Displays the grade scheme color for the grade scheme level a user achieved on a grade item.
 Number of characters to display for Text items Sets the maximum characters to display in the grade book for a Text item before truncating it. Try to find a balance between using a lot of space in the grade book and having enough text to understand the item.
 Repeat user details every items Sets how many columns are displayed before a users’ information is repeated. This option makes it easier to work with long grade books.
Repeat grade item details every users Sets how many rows are displayed before the row that lists grade item names is repeated. This option makes it easier to work with long grade books.
Repeat calculated final grades at start of User List  Sets whether you see a user’s final calculated grade at the start of the grade book next to the user’s name, as well as after all the grade items.
Repeat adjusted final grades a start of User List Sets whether you see a user’s adjusted final grade at the start of the grade book next to the user’s name, as well as after all the grade items.
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Drop-down list of main Grades pages Sets which page displays by default when you open the Grades tool.

To change which grade items appear in the grade book

Click Display Options icon Display Options on the action bar on the User List page.0
Display Options screenshot

Changing course display options

The Course Display Options page lets you set what information to display to all course users.

Option Description
Number of decimal places to display

You can set the number of decimal places they want to see for items in their grade book. The default value is 2 and the maximum value is 5.

Note This option only changes how many decimals are displayed. It does not control how many decimals the Grades tool rounds to when calculating grades.
  Personal View Display Options
Points grade

 

Releasing the points grade to users shows them the value a grade item was marked out of and their score. E.g., 6/10.

Weighted grade

Releasing the weighted grade to users shows them the weight of a grade item in relation to the final grade. E.g., 3/5 (for a user who scored 60% on a grade item worth 50% of a category worth 10% of the final grade).

Note This option is only available for the weighted grading system.
Grade scheme symbol Releasing the grade scheme symbol to users shows them the scheme level they received on a grade item. E.g., ”Good”.
Grade scheme color Releasing the grade scheme color shows users the color associated with the scheme level they received. E.g., Grade Scheme color .
Number of decimals to display

Controls the number of decimal places a user sees in the grade book. The default value is 2 and the maximum value is 5.

Note This option only changes how many decimals are displayed, it does not control how many decimals the Grades tool rounds to when calculating grades.
Number of characters to display for Text Items Controls the number of characters displayed to users for a text item before the text is truncated. Try and find a balance between presenting enough information for users to recognize the text item and keeping the item short enough that it displays nicely. The default value is 15 and the maximum value is 50.
Final Grade Calculations Displaying the Final Grade Calculations to users allows them to see how their grade was calculated.
ePortfolio Artifacts Controls whether users’ grades can be imported to their ePortfolio as certified artifacts. Certified artifacts cannot be modified. They record an achievement at a specific point in time.

Changing calculation options

The Calculation Options page lets you set or change the type of grading system you use to calculate users’ grades, whether you want to release the calculated final grade or an adjusted final grade, and how you want to calculate ungraded items.

Option Description
Weighted Categories and grade items are calculated as a percentage of a final grade worth 100%. The Max. Points assigned to individual grade items can be any value, but their contribution towards the final grade is always their assigned weight. See Understanding grading systems for more information.
Points Grade items are calculated using their Max. Points value, rather than a percentage. Users’ scores on grade items are totaled and then divided by the total points available.
Formula Grade items are calculated using the points system, but a formula is used to set conditions around how grade items contribute to the final grade.
  Final Grade Released
Calculated Final Grade The grade achieved by users based on the grading formula setup in the grade book. You cannot adjust it without editing individual grade items and recalculating the total.
Adjusted Final Grade A final grade that can be adjusted or modified before being released to users.
  Grade Calculations
Treat ungraded items a 0 Un-graded items count as a 0 towards users’ final grades.
Drop ungraded items Un-graded items are removed from the final grade calculation. They do not count towards the users’ grade.
Automatically keep final grades updated Determines whether the calculated final grade updates every time a change is made or only when a user clicks the Recalculated Final Grade icon.

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