Entering or editing grades

Note: To complete these procedures, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles. For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles: Overview.

Enter grades

Note: If you use the Add to Gradebook option in the Assignments, Tests & Quizzes, or Forums tools, you must enter grades via the appropriate tool.

To enter grades for items in Gradebook:

  1. From the menubar, click Gradebook. If you are not already on the main page of the Gradebook tool, click Gradebook Items, or the reset icon to the left of the page name.

  2. Click the title of the item for which you want to enter grades.

  3. Enter a score for the item into the box following each student's name. Scores must be greater than or equal to zero, and may contain up to two decimal places (e.g., 9.25). You may leave a box blank if you are waiting on a student's grade.

  4. To add comments for students, click Edit Comments. Type your comments in the text box.

  5. When you are finished, click Save Changes. A grade history log indicating the date entered, the recorded score, and the submitter will be created for each score. Click the Log icon to view the details for an entry.

Edit grades

To edit previously entered grades in Gradebook:

  1. From the menubar, click Gradebook. If you are not already on the main page of the Gradebook tool, click Gradebook Items, or the reset icon to the left of the page name.

  2. Click the title of the item for which you want to edit grades.

  3. On the Gradebook Item Summary page, current grades for individual students for the particular item will appear in editable fields in the "Points" or "Percentages" column. To edit an item score for a student, change the points in the appropriate field.

  4. To add comments for students, click Edit Comments. Type your comments in the text box.

  5. When you are finished, click Save Changes to update the scores with your changes. The grade history log will record the date of each score change, the updated score, and the name of the user who made the change. Click the Log icon to view the details for an entry.

Note: Scores submitted via external tools such as the Tests & Quizzes, Assignments, and Forums tools cannot be edited in Gradebook. These scores must be changed in the source tools.