Gradebook Tool

Calculate and distribute grades to site members

Gradebook Tool Help Center

Gradebook tool basics

What is the Gradebook?

What is the Gradebook?

The Gradebook is a tool for instructors to calculate and store grade information and distribute it to students online.

Instructors can view information in the Gradebook in different ways, including an item summary for each course, item detail, all grade listing, course grade listing, gradebook setup, and course grade options.

Students can view their scores for all items; view their course grades, once an instructor releases them; and sort their items by title, due date, grade, and weight, where applicable.

The Gradebook is section aware, so teaching assistants can see grades only for students in their assigned sections.

Using the Gradebook, instructors can:

  • Auto-calculate course grades, with the ability to override any course grade.
  • Define course letter grades based on a 100% scale.
  • Choose between point- or percentage-based grading.
  • Add gradebook items for manually graded or offline activities.
  • Create categories to organize items and allow for weighting of grades.
  • Enter, view, edit, and release to students scores, grades, and comments.
  • Collect and display scores from tools such as Tests & Quizzes, Assignments, and Forums.
  • Export scores and grades to Microsoft Excel (in XLS format).
  • Import item scores from spreadsheet (CSV) files.
  • Export a printer-friendly (PDF) version of student grades.
  • Drop grades or keep the highest grades in a category.
  • Specify items or categories as extra credit.
  • Viewing scores: The Gradebook lets students view their own scores and grades once instructors have released them.

To access this tool, select Gradebook from the Tool Menu of your site.

Content of the Reference Guides

Once you go through the PDF reference guides, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is the Gradebook?
  • How do I set up my Gradebook?
  • How do I add items to the Gradebook?
  • How do I enter and/or edit grades in the Gradebook?
  • How do I export grades from the Gradebook?
  • How do I import grades into the Gradebook?
  • How do I override a course grade?
  • How do I set all ungraded items to zero?
  • How does extra credit work?
  • How are grades calculated?

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