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Manage Grades

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Manage Grades

Grade items in your grade book represent all the work that you want to evaluate students on in a course. Grade items can exist independently in your grade book, or you can associate them with course objects such as discussions, quizzes, and dropbox folders. Each grade item has its own entry in the grade book, which you assign a grade to for each student.

Terminology:

Grade Category:  A grade category is a folder/group where grade items are organized. You cannot assign a grade to a category. (optional)

Grade Item:  A grade item is the actual assignment/test that you will be grading.  In order to grade your students in D2L, you must have grade items. 

Create Grade Categories

If you are using a weighted gradebook, categories can be used to group grade items that are worth a total percentage of the final grade. In both a weighted and a points gradebook a category is required if you want to drop the lowest grade for a particular group of items (e.g. students take 5 quizzes and the lowest grade of the 5 is dropped).

1. Click Assessments in the navigation bar and select Grades.

2. Click on Manage Grades.

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3. Click on New and select Category.

4. Enter a Name for the category (e.g. Quizzes).

5. To minimize scrolling in the gradebook, enter a Short Name (optional).

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6. In a weighted gradebook, enter the total Weight or percentage that you want the category to contribute towards the final grade. 

7. Set the distribution options. If all of the items in the category are of equal weight, select Distribute weight evenly across all items.

8. Click on Save and Close.

Create Grade Item

You can create grade items directly in the grade book or within the assessment item in your course.

To create a Grade Item in the Gradebook:

1. Click Assessments in the navigation bar and select Grades.

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2. Click on Manage Grades.

3. Click on New and select Item.

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4. Select a grade item type. The most common type is Numeric.

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5. Enter a Name for the grade item.

6. To minimize scrolling in the gradebook, enter a Short Name (optional).

7. If you want the grade item to be associated with a category, select a category from the Category drop-down list or click New Category (optional).

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8. Enter a value for Maximum Points.

9. If you are using the weighted system, enter the Weight you want the grade item to contribute to its category. If the item does not belong to a category, enter the Weight you want it to contribute to the final grade.

10. Click on Save and Close.

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Create Grade Category - Points

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