Entering Grades

The Grades icon Enter Grades area is where you enter, import, and export grades for your users. In this area you see your grade book organized by user. From the User List you can grade users by user, item, category, of final grade. You can also switch between the standard view of the grade book and a spreadsheet view that allows you to enter grades directly into the User List.

Note  You can change which items appear in your view of the grade book by selecting Display Options from the Enter Grades area. Select or clear the check boxes beside the items you want to appear, and click Save.

Table of contents

Enter grades using the spreadsheet view of the User List

  1. From the User List page, click the Switch to Spreadsheet View action menu option.
    Switch to Spreadsheet View screenshot
  2. Enter grades in the input fields in the User List.
  3. Click Save.
    Input Grades then click Save screenshot

Enter grades by user

  1. From the User List page, click on the name of a user.
    Grade User screenshot
    • Tip: Use the Search, View By, or  Next Page options to locate a user.
  2. On the Grade User page, enter grades for the user in the Grade fields for the appropriate grade items.
  3. Click the  Show Comments link to add Comments for User or User leading a course Only Comments for your records.
  4. Perform additional tasks as required:
    To Do this
    Flag user for future reference Click the  Flag icon beside the user’s name.
    Preview the user’s grades Click  Preview on the action bar.
    View the event log for the user’s grades Click  Event Log on the action bar.
    Email the user Click  Email User on the action bar.
    Change final grades See Calculating final grades
  5. Click Save.
    Grade User Save screenshot

Enter grades by category

  1. From the User List page, click the Enter Grades Grades icon icon next to the category.
    Category Grade icon screenshot
  2. Enter grades in the Grade fields.
  3. Click the Enter Comments icon Enter Comments icon if you want to add comments on a user’s performance.
  4. Perform additional tasks as required:
    To Do this
    Flag user for future reference
    Click the  Flag icon beside their name.
    Email users
    Select the check boxes beside user’s names and click  Email selected users at the top or bottom of the list.
    Clear all grades in the category for selected users Select the check boxes beside users’ names and click  Clear grades for all selected users at the top or bottom of the list.

    Clear all grades in the category for all users

    Click   Clear All on the action bar.
    View statistics for the category Click  Category Statistics on the top tool menu.
  5. Click Save.
    Grade by Category Save screenshot

Enter grades by grade item

  1. From the User List page, click the Enter Grades Grades icon icon next to grade item.
    Grade by Item screenshot
  2. Enter grades in the Grade fields.
  3. If you want to add comments on a user’s performance, click the Enter Comments icon Enter Comments icon.
  4. Perform additional tasks as required:
    To Do this
    Flag users for future reference
    Click the  Flag icon beside their name.
    Apply a common grade to all users
    1. Click the  Grade All action menu item.
    2. Enter a Grade.
    3. Click Save.
     
    Apply a common grade to selected users
    1. Select the users.
    2. Click the Enter grade for all selected users icon at the top or bottom of the list.
    3. Click Save.
     
    Evaluate activities associated with the grade item
    1. Click the  Evaluate Activities icon.
    2. Select an achievement level for the user.
    3. Click Save.
    Email selected users  
    Select the check boxes beside users’ names and click   Email selected users at the top or bottom of the list.
     Clear grades for selected users  
    Select the check boxes beside users’ names and click   Clear grades for all selected users at the top or bottom of the list.
     Clear grades for all users  Click the  Clear All action menu item.
     View statistics for the grade item  Click  Item Statistics on the top tool menu.
     View the Event Log for the grade item for a particular user  Click the  Event Log icon in the user’s row.
    View the Event Log for the grade item for all users Click the  Event Log action menu item
  5. Click Save.
    Grade by Item Save screenshot

Enter grades for items associated with a Rubric

You can attach a Rubric to grade items. For more information, please see Rubrics.

  1.  From either the Enter Grades or Manage Grades, click the Grades icon Enter Grades icon next to the desired grade item.
  2. In the Assessment column, click the Grade Rubric icon Grade Rubric icon next to the desired student.Grade Rubric screen shot
  3. In the Rubric window, select the level(s) the student achieved. The Rubric will give you a total.
  4. Click Save and close the Rubric window.Save and Close Rubric window
  5. Next to the student you have just graded, enter the total Rubric points in the Grade column.
  6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 for each student.
  7. Click Save.
    Rubric Total in Grade screen shot

Enter grades for items associated with Quizzes, Dropbox folders or Discussions

You can associate quizzes, dropbox folders, and discussion forums and topics with grade items and grade them directly from the Quizzes, Dropbox, and Discussions tools.

Note: You can enter or update a grade from either the Grades tool or the tool the item is associated with. However, changes made in the Grades tool are not updated in the associated tool.

  Last Updated 7/5/12