Grades can serve as a communication tool between students and instructors and allow instructors to track the progress of students.
The Gradebook stores all information about student progress in the course, measuring both letter grades and course outcomes.
The Gradebook helps instructors easily input and distribute grades for students. Grades for each assignment can be calculated as points, percentages, complete or incomplete, pass or fail, GPA scale, and letter grades, and assignments can be organized into groups for weighting as well.
You can also use SpeedGrader to help you assign out grades.
Columns are automatically created in the Gradebook when you create Assignments, graded Discussions, and graded Quizzes and Surveys. A column is also automatically added for the Attendance tool.
To access the Gradebook for a specific course, open the course and in Course Navigation, click the Grades link.
Use the Gradebook to:
View grades by grading periods
View assignment submission notifications and assignment details
Sort the gradebook by assignment due dates, student names, secondary ID, total scores, or group scores (if applicable)
Download assignment submissions from students to grade or view them offline when no internet connection is available
Manually enter student grades
Automatically calculate total and final grades
Assign zeros after deadline (this will send a notification out to students)
Simultaneously view grade information across all courses
Notify students when an assignment has been graded
View Grade history and revert updated assignment scores to previous scores (including grades from multiple submissions and/or regraded quizzes)
Download or upload Grades as a CSV file
Hide grades from students until they are published
Create custom weighting, curving, and grade ranges
Message students who haven’t submitted an assignment yet, or who scored more than X or less than Y on an assignment
Leave private grading notes/comments for the student
Excuse an assignment, discussion, or quiz for a student
Note: You can use keyboard shortcuts to navigate the Gradebook. Press the comma key and a pop-up window with keyboard shortcuts will appear for keyboard navigation.