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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.



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:

Select Grades > Course Toolbox > Setup Wizard

Step 1

  • Select Weighted 

Step 2

  • Select Calculated Final Grade
  • Select Automatically Release Final Grade

Step 3

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

Step 4

  • Select Letter Grades (Department)

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 Manage Grade Items and Categories
  • Select New > 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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