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The Gradebook [0:21:57]

An overview of how to set-up the grade book using CATEGORIES that represent your grade breakdown or % weights for calculating your grades and then ITEMS that are associated with these categories and are the specific coursework activities you will be grading.

Step-by-Step Guide: Setting Up the Gradebook

This Google Slide Deck walks you through setting up your first gradebook in the Nest.



The grade book tool which allows for a lot of customization. As such, it can be confusing.

We STRONGLY recommend meeting with the Teaching/Learning Center staff for help creating your first grade book.

How to Create Your Grade Book:

Course Toolbox > Grades > Setup Wizard

Step 1

  • Select Weighted 

Step 2

  • Select Automatically Release Final Grade

Step 3

  • Select Drop Ungraded Items
  • Select Automatically Keep Final Grade Updated

Step 4

  • Select Percentage: Otis College Grade Scale (Color NP/P)

Step 5

  • Enter 1

Step 6

  • Select Points Grade
  • Select Grade Scheme Symbol
  • Enter 1 in the first box
  • Enter 2 in the second box
  • Select Display Final Grade Calculation to Users

Step 7

  • Select Finish

Step 8

  • Select Create a New Grade Category to build categories listed in the syllabus

Your Grade book and categories have been set up! 

You may now begin to build your assignments.

STEP 1: Grade Center Setup Wizard (0:02:43)

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STEP 2: Create Grade Item For Each Graded Coursework or Task (0:02:00)

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STEP 3: Connect Coursework (Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes) To Gradebook (0:02:08)

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