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Grade Details View

The Grade Details view is the most efficient way to assign grades in the Gradebook. This view enables you to assign grades to all students for a single content item, elect to share grades with students, and provide comments and feedback for the graded assignment. Additionally, from the Grade Details view for exams you can reset an exam and grant additional exam time for a student.

Use these procedures to:

To assign grades using the Grade Details view:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Gradebook.
  2. In the Select Gradebook View drop-down list, select the specific Gradebook view from which you want to grade.
  3. Gradebook View Description
    Grades to Date

    Grades to Date is the default view in Gradebook. This view shows each student's name along with their current grade. By default, Gradebook Preferences are set to display points and automatic calculations. You can change the settings in your Gradebook Preferences to show letter grades, or add weighted calculations. Whatever your preference, the Grades to Date view can display:

    • A letter grade only (points and calculations off)
    • Current course points and current course average (points and calculations on)
    • Course weighted average (points and weighting on)

    Additionally, Grades to Date shows you final course grades. You cannot edit the student's total achieved points in this view, but you can edit the student's final letter grade and add comments

    To access Grade Details from this view:

    1. Click any student's name to view all grades for that student.
    2. Click a student's grade (or the asterisk for non-graded items). The Grade Details view opens.
    Course Home

    Displays all gradable content items from Course Home.

    To access Grade Details from this view, either:

    • Click a student's grade (or the asterisk for non-graded items). The Grade Details view opens.
    • Click a student's name to view all work for that student. The Gradebook page refreshes. Next, locate the assignment you want to grade and click the grade (or the asterisk for non-graded items). The Grade Details view opens.
    Unit or Week

    Displays all content items for that unit or section of the course.

    To access Grade Details from this view, either:

    • Click a student's grade (or the asterisk for non-graded items). The Grade Details view opens.
    • Click a student's name to view all work for that student. The Gradebook page refreshes. Next, locate the assignment you want to grade and click the grade (or the asterisk for non-graded items). The Grade Details view opens.

    Item Summary

    Displays a summary score for all content items, course tools, and custom course items for each student.

    For example, if you had five Reading assignments in your course, each worth 20 points, the Item Summary shows you each student's score out of 100 (five assignments X 20 points each) rather than showing five separate Readings scores. You will also see each student's final course points and course average.

    To access Grade Details from this view, either:

    • Click a student's grade (or the asterisk for non-graded items). The Grade Details view opens.
    • Click a student's name to view all work for that student. The Gradebook page refreshes. Next, locate the assignment you want to grade and click the grade (or the asterisk for non-graded items). The Grade Details view opens.

    Note: Item Summary uses the traditional Grade Details view layout design.


    Show All

    Displays a combination of the View by Unit and the Detailed Grade Report, showing you every grade first by week or unit, then by content item and course tool. From this view, you can export the Gradebook to a spreadsheet application. Avoid using this view for day-to-day grading.

    To access Grade Details from this view, either:

    • Click a student's grade (or the asterisk for non-graded items). The Grade Details view opens.
    • Click a student's name to view all work for that student. The Gradebook page refreshes. Next, locate the assignment you want to grade and click the grade (or the asterisk for non-graded items). The Grade Details view opens.
  4. Click Go.
  5. Locate the student for which you want to assign a grade and open the Grade Details view. Review the Gradebook View descriptions above on the various ways you can access the Grade Details view.
  6. From the Grade Details view, enter a numeric or letter grade. Remember:
  7. (Optional) Enter comments or feedback for the graded assignment.
  8. Click Save. A confirmation message displays. To continue grading, click Next to scroll to the next student.

Grade Dropbox items using the Grade Details view

The Grade Details view for Dropbox items includes:

To assess learning outcomes using the Grade Details view:

(null)Assess Outcomes is a LOM feature. LOM is enabled by your system administrator. To enable LOM and its features, see your system administrator or contact a Strategic Customer Operations representative.

  1. On the Tools menu, click Gradebook.
  2. In the Select Gradebook View drop-down list, select the specific Gradebook View from which you want to grade.

    1. Explain the Gradebook Views

      Gradebook View Description
      Grades to Date

      Grades to Date is the default view in Gradebook. This view shows each student's name along with their current grade. By default, Gradebook Preferences are set to display points and automatic calculations. You can change the settings in your Gradebook Preferences to show letter grades, or add weighted calculations. Whatever your preference, the Grades to Date view can display:

      • A letter grade only (points and calculations off)
      • Current course points and current course average (points and calculations on)
      • Course weighted average (points and weighting on)

      Additionally, Grades to Date shows you final course grades. You cannot edit the student's total achieved points in this view, but you can edit the student's final letter grade and add comments

      To access Grade Details from this view:

      1. Click any student's name to view all grades for that student.
      2. Click a student's grade (or the asterisk for non-graded items). The Grade Details view opens.
      Course Home

      Displays all gradable content items from Course Home.

      To access Grade Details from this view, either:

      • Click a student's grade (or the asterisk for non-graded items). The Grade Details view opens.
      • Click a student's name to view all work for that student. The Gradebook page refreshes. Next, locate the assignment you want to grade and click the grade (or the asterisk for non-graded items). The Grade Details view opens.
      Unit or Week

      Displays all content items for that unit or section of the course.

      To access Grade Details from this view, either:

      • Click a student's grade (or the asterisk for non-graded items). The Grade Details view opens.
      • Click a student's name to view all work for that student. The Gradebook page refreshes. Next, locate the assignment you want to grade and click the grade (or the asterisk for non-graded items). The Grade Details view opens.

      Item Summary

      Displays a summary score for all content items, course tools, and custom course items for each student.

      For example, if you had five reading assignments in your course, each worth 20 points, the Item Summary shows you each student's score out of 100 (five assignments X 20 points each) rather than showing five separate readings scores. You will also see each student's final course points and course average.

      To access Grade Details from this view, either:

      • Click a student's grade (or the asterisk for non-graded items). The Grade Details view opens.
      • Click a student's name to view all work for that student. The Gradebook page refreshes. Next, locate the assignment you want to grade and click the grade (or the asterisk for non-graded items). The Grade Details view opens.

      Note: Item Summary uses the traditional Grade Details view layout design.


      Show All

      Displays a combination of the View by Unit and the Detailed Grade Report, showing you every grade first by week or unit, then by content item and course tool. From this view, you can export the Gradebook to a spreadsheet application. Avoid using this view for day-to-day grading.

      To access Grade Details from this view, either:

      • Click a student's grade (or the asterisk for non-graded items). The Grade Details view opens.
      • Click a student's name to view all work for that student. The Gradebook page refreshes. Next, locate the assignment you want to grade and click the grade (or the asterisk for non-graded items). The Grade Details view opens.
    2. Click Go.
    3. Locate the student for which you want to assign a grade and open the Grade Details view. Review the Gradebook View descriptions above on the various ways you can access the Grade Details view.
    4. In the Learning Outcomes column, use the fields provided to select a score and type a comment for each criteria listed as part of the requirements to meet the learning outcomes of the assignment:
      • Click Expand to expand the learning outcome.
      • Click Rubric to open and view criteria for the Learning Statement from the Rubric for reference.
      • From the Select Criteria drop-down list, select the defined assessments for the learning outcome. Assessments might include Excellent, Satisfactory, Needs Improvement, or Poor.
      • In the text box provided, enter comments or feedback to the student.
    5. Navigate away from the Learning Outcomes column, and locate the Numeric Grade field.
    6. Enter a Numeric or Letter grade. Remember:
      • By default, the Share check box is selected. If you do not want to share the grade with the student, clear the Share with Student check box.
      • If you are working in the Grade Details view from the Item Summary page , you can only enter a letter grade as the student's numeric grade (or weighted average if Weighting is turned on) reflects a compilation of multiple content item scores.
      • If you are grading an exam or an item with a Dropbox associated with it, you will see some additional fields in the Grade Details view.
    7. (Optional) Enter comments or feedback for the graded assignment.
    8. Click Save. A confirmation message displays. To continue grading, click Next to scroll to the next student.

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