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===Option 1 - Create Columns and Enter Points===
===Option 1 - Create Columns and Enter Points===
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* Within the course where you want to set up the Gradebook, click on '''Gradebook''' in the left menu.
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# Within the course where you want to set up the Gradebook, click on '''Gradebook''' in the left menu.
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* From the options at the top of the page, click '''Gradebook Setup'''.
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# From the options at the top of the page, click '''Gradebook Setup'''.
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* Under the heading "Grade Entry," select "Points."
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# Under the heading "Grade Entry," select "Points."
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* Under the heading "Gradebook Items Display," choose whether or not to show Gradebook Items to students.
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# Under the heading "Gradebook Items Display," choose whether or not to show Gradebook Items to students.
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** As you make the columns, you can choose to create them released or not released. If you make them all released, but choose to not release them here, students won't see the grades until you release them under Gradebook Setup. This is a nice option for releasing all the columns at once without having to go to each individual column to release it.
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## As you make the columns, you can choose to create them released or not released. If you make them all released, but choose to not release them here, students won't see the grades until you release them under Gradebook Setup. This is a nice option for releasing all the columns at once without having to go to each individual column to release it.
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* Under the heading "Categories and Weighting," select "No Categories."
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# Under the heading "Categories and Weighting," select "No Categories."
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* Click '''Save Changes'''
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# Click '''Save Changes'''
You will now create the columns for your grade data. Be aware that if you are creating graded Assignments and/or graded Tests & Quizzes and/or Assessments, those tools will automatically create Gradebook columns. You do not need to create columns for those items. If you are creating graded Discussions or need columns for any other grade entry, you will make those items within the Gradebook.
You will now create the columns for your grade data. Be aware that if you are creating graded Assignments and/or graded Tests & Quizzes and/or Assessments, those tools will automatically create Gradebook columns. You do not need to create columns for those items. If you are creating graded Discussions or need columns for any other grade entry, you will make those items within the Gradebook.
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* Click '''Gradebook Items''' at the top of the page
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# Click '''Gradebook Items''' at the top of the page
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* Click '''Add Gradebook Items'''.
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# Click '''Add Gradebook Items'''.
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* Enter a Title and a Point Value in the boxes provided.
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# Enter a Title and a Point Value in the boxes provided.
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** The Point Value is not limiting. For example, if you set the Point Value to be "10," it is still possible to enter "11" points for the student grade.
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## The Point Value is not limiting. For example, if you set the Point Value to be "10," it is still possible to enter "11" points for the student grade.
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* Due date is optional. If you choose to enter this, students will see the due date when they view their grades.
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# Due date is optional. If you choose to enter this, students will see the due date when they view their grades.
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* Choose to release the item to the student and to include the item in course grade calculations.
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# Choose to release the item to the student and to include the item in course grade calculations.
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** If you do not release the grade to the student, this column will not be included in course grade calculations.
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## If you do not release the grade to the student, this column will not be included in course grade calculations.
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* If you want to add more Gradebook Items, click '''Add Another Gradebook Item''' and another set of boxes will appear so that you can continue to enter as many Gradebook Items as you want. If you do not want to add another, click '''Add Item(s)'''.
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# If you want to add more Gradebook Items, click '''Add Another Gradebook Item''' and another set of boxes will appear so that you can continue to enter as many Gradebook Items as you want. If you do not want to add another, click '''Add Item(s)'''.
===Option 2 - Create Weighted Columns and Grade Using Percentages===
===Option 2 - Create Weighted Columns and Grade Using Percentages===
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* Within the course where you want to set up the Gradebook, click on '''Gradebook''' in the left menu
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# Within the course where you want to set up the Gradebook, click on '''Gradebook''' in the left menu
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* From the options at the top of the page, click '''Gradebook Setup'''
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# From the options at the top of the page, click '''Gradebook Setup'''
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* Under the heading "Grade Entry," select "Percentages"
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# Under the heading "Grade Entry," select "Percentages"
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* Under the heading "Gradebook Items Display," choose whether or not to show Gradebook Items to students.
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# Under the heading "Gradebook Items Display," choose whether or not to show Gradebook Items to students.
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** As you make the columns, you can choose to create them released or not released. If you make them all released, but hide them here, students won't see the grades until you release them under Gradebook Setup. This is a nice option for releasing all the columns at once without having to go to each individual column to release it.
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## As you make the columns, you can choose to create them released or not released. If you make them all released, but hide them here, students won't see the grades until you release them under Gradebook Setup. This is a nice option for releasing all the columns at once without having to go to each individual column to release it.
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* Under the heading "Categories and Weighting," select "No Categories"
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# Under the heading "Categories and Weighting," select "No Categories"
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* Click '''Save Changes'''
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# Click '''Save Changes'''
You will now create the columns for your grade data. Be aware that if you are creating graded Assignments and/or graded Tests & Quizzes and/or Assessments, those tools will automatically create Gradebook columns. You do not need to create columns for those items. If you are creating graded Discussions or need columns for any other grade entry, you will make those items within the Gradebook.
You will now create the columns for your grade data. Be aware that if you are creating graded Assignments and/or graded Tests & Quizzes and/or Assessments, those tools will automatically create Gradebook columns. You do not need to create columns for those items. If you are creating graded Discussions or need columns for any other grade entry, you will make those items within the Gradebook.
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* Click '''Gradebook Items''' at the top of the page
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# Click '''Gradebook Items''' at the top of the page
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* Click '''Add Gradebook Items'''
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# Click '''Add Gradebook Items'''
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* Enter a Title in the box provided
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# Enter a Title in the box provided
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* In the box labeled "Gradebook Item Relative Weight," enter the percentage of the total course grade that this one item represents. For example, if this column is for your Final Exam and that Final Exam is worth 35% of the total grade, enter 35% in this box.
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# In the box labeled "Gradebook Item Relative Weight," enter the percentage of the total course grade that this one item represents. For example, if this column is for your Final Exam and that Final Exam is worth 35% of the total grade, enter 35% in this box.
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* Due date is optional. If you choose to enter this, students will see the due date when they view their grades.
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# Due date is optional. If you choose to enter this, students will see the due date when they view their grades.
-
* Choose to release the item to the student and to include the item in course grade calculations.
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# Choose to release the item to the student and to include the item in course grade calculations.
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** If you do not release the grade to the student, this column will not be included in course grade calculations.
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## If you do not release the grade to the student, this column will not be included in course grade calculations.
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* If you want to add more Gradebook Items, click '''Add Another Gradebook Item''' and another set of boxes will appear so that you can continue to enter as many Gradebook Items as you want. If you do not want to add another, click '''Add Item(s)'''.
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# If you want to add more Gradebook Items, click '''Add Another Gradebook Item''' and another set of boxes will appear so that you can continue to enter as many Gradebook Items as you want. If you do not want to add another, click '''Add Item(s)'''.
===Option 3 - Create Weighted Categories and Grade Using Points===
===Option 3 - Create Weighted Categories and Grade Using Points===
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* Within the course where you want to set up the Gradebook, click on '''Gradebook''' in the left menu.
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# Within the course where you want to set up the Gradebook, click on '''Gradebook''' in the left menu.
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* From the options at the top of the page, click '''Gradebook Setup'''.
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# From the options at the top of the page, click '''Gradebook Setup'''.
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* Under the heading "Grade Entry," select "Points."
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# Under the heading "Grade Entry," select "Points."
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* Under the heading "Gradebook Items Display," choose whether or not to show Gradebook Items to students.
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# Under the heading "Gradebook Items Display," choose whether or not to show Gradebook Items to students.
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** As you make the columns, you can choose to create them released or not released. If you make them all released, but hide them here, students won't see the grades until you release them under Gradebook Setup. This is a nice option for releasing all the columns at once without having to go to each individual column to release it.
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## As you make the columns, you can choose to create them released or not released. If you make them all released, but hide them here, students won't see the grades until you release them under Gradebook Setup. This is a nice option for releasing all the columns at once without having to go to each individual column to release it.
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* Under the heading "Categories and Weighting," select "Categories & Weighting." As soon as you select this option, a box appears for you to enter a category and its weight.
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# Under the heading "Categories and Weighting," select "Categories & Weighting." As soon as you select this option, a box appears for you to enter a category and its weight.
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** As you enter the categories, the system keeps a running total of the percentages you have entered and how much you still need to equal 100%. The system will not allow you to enter more than 100%.
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## As you enter the categories, the system keeps a running total of the percentages you have entered and how much you still need to equal 100%. The system will not allow you to enter more than 100%.
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* Once you have entered all your categories, click '''Save Changes'''.
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# Once you have entered all your categories, click '''Save Changes'''.
You will now create the columns for your grade data. Be aware that if you are creating graded Assignments and/or graded Tests & Quizzes and/or Assessments, those tools will automatically create Gradebook columns. You do not need to create columns for those items. If you are creating graded Discussions or need columns for any other grade entry, you will make those items within the Gradebook.
You will now create the columns for your grade data. Be aware that if you are creating graded Assignments and/or graded Tests & Quizzes and/or Assessments, those tools will automatically create Gradebook columns. You do not need to create columns for those items. If you are creating graded Discussions or need columns for any other grade entry, you will make those items within the Gradebook.
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* Click '''Gradebook Items''' at the top of the page
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# Click '''Gradebook Items''' at the top of the page
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* Click '''Add Gradebook Items'''
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# Click '''Add Gradebook Items'''
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* Enter a Title and a Point Value in the boxes provided
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# Enter a Title and a Point Value in the boxes provided
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** The Point Value is not limiting. For example, if you set the Point Value to be "10," it is still possible to enter "11" points for the student grade.
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## The Point Value is not limiting. For example, if you set the Point Value to be "10," it is still possible to enter "11" points for the student grade.
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* Due date is optional. If you choose to enter this, students will see the due date when they view their grades.
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# Due date is optional. If you choose to enter this, students will see the due date when they view their grades.
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* Under the heading "Category," choose the appropriate category from the drop-down menu.
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# Under the heading "Category," choose the appropriate category from the drop-down menu.
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** If you do not choose a category, the Gradebook Item will be listed under "Unassigned" and cannot be used in calculations.
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## If you do not choose a category, the Gradebook Item will be listed under "Unassigned" and cannot be used in calculations.
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* Choose to release the item to the student and to include the item in course grade calculations.
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# Choose to release the item to the student and to include the item in course grade calculations.
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** If you do not release the grade to the student, this column will not be included in course grade calculations.
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## If you do not release the grade to the student, this column will not be included in course grade calculations.
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* If you want to add more Gradebook Items, click '''Add Another Gradebook Item''' and another set of boxes will appear so that you can continue to enter as many Gradebook Items as you want. If you do not want to add another, click '''Add Item(s)'''.
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# If you want to add more Gradebook Items, click '''Add Another Gradebook Item''' and another set of boxes will appear so that you can continue to enter as many Gradebook Items as you want. If you do not want to add another, click '''Add Item(s)'''.

Revision as of 12:22, 21 September 2010

Contents

Gradebook Set Up

There are three main ways that you can set up Gradebook calculations:

Option 1 - Create columns and enter points. The Gradebook will add all columns to give you a total number of points for the course.

Option 2 - Create weighted columns and grade using percentages. The Gradebook will calculate the final grade for you. This would be used if you have single items that make up a certain percentage of the grade. For example, the course project is 40% of the grade, the mid-term exam is 25% of the grade and the final exam is 35% of the grade.

Option 3 - Create weighted categories, place columns within the categories and enter points. This would be used if you have several items under one category. For example, you assign 15 quizzes during the semester and the total of those quizzes will make up 15% of the grade. There are 5 assignments and the total of those assignments will make up 30% of the grade, etc.

NOTE: When you choose the weighted categories option, in the student's view of the Gradebook, they will see the categories and the weight of each category.

Gradebook will not drop the lowest score from a category, nor will it calculate extra credit. For these options, use Gradebook 2, or use Excel.

Option 1 - Create Columns and Enter Points

  1. Within the course where you want to set up the Gradebook, click on Gradebook in the left menu.
  2. From the options at the top of the page, click Gradebook Setup.
  3. Under the heading "Grade Entry," select "Points."
  4. Under the heading "Gradebook Items Display," choose whether or not to show Gradebook Items to students.
    1. As you make the columns, you can choose to create them released or not released. If you make them all released, but choose to not release them here, students won't see the grades until you release them under Gradebook Setup. This is a nice option for releasing all the columns at once without having to go to each individual column to release it.
  5. Under the heading "Categories and Weighting," select "No Categories."
  6. Click Save Changes

You will now create the columns for your grade data. Be aware that if you are creating graded Assignments and/or graded Tests & Quizzes and/or Assessments, those tools will automatically create Gradebook columns. You do not need to create columns for those items. If you are creating graded Discussions or need columns for any other grade entry, you will make those items within the Gradebook.

  1. Click Gradebook Items at the top of the page
  2. Click Add Gradebook Items.
  3. Enter a Title and a Point Value in the boxes provided.
    1. The Point Value is not limiting. For example, if you set the Point Value to be "10," it is still possible to enter "11" points for the student grade.
  4. Due date is optional. If you choose to enter this, students will see the due date when they view their grades.
  5. Choose to release the item to the student and to include the item in course grade calculations.
    1. If you do not release the grade to the student, this column will not be included in course grade calculations.
  6. If you want to add more Gradebook Items, click Add Another Gradebook Item and another set of boxes will appear so that you can continue to enter as many Gradebook Items as you want. If you do not want to add another, click Add Item(s).

Option 2 - Create Weighted Columns and Grade Using Percentages

  1. Within the course where you want to set up the Gradebook, click on Gradebook in the left menu
  2. From the options at the top of the page, click Gradebook Setup
  3. Under the heading "Grade Entry," select "Percentages"
  4. Under the heading "Gradebook Items Display," choose whether or not to show Gradebook Items to students.
    1. As you make the columns, you can choose to create them released or not released. If you make them all released, but hide them here, students won't see the grades until you release them under Gradebook Setup. This is a nice option for releasing all the columns at once without having to go to each individual column to release it.
  5. Under the heading "Categories and Weighting," select "No Categories"
  6. Click Save Changes

You will now create the columns for your grade data. Be aware that if you are creating graded Assignments and/or graded Tests & Quizzes and/or Assessments, those tools will automatically create Gradebook columns. You do not need to create columns for those items. If you are creating graded Discussions or need columns for any other grade entry, you will make those items within the Gradebook.

  1. Click Gradebook Items at the top of the page
  2. Click Add Gradebook Items
  3. Enter a Title in the box provided
  4. In the box labeled "Gradebook Item Relative Weight," enter the percentage of the total course grade that this one item represents. For example, if this column is for your Final Exam and that Final Exam is worth 35% of the total grade, enter 35% in this box.
  5. Due date is optional. If you choose to enter this, students will see the due date when they view their grades.
  6. Choose to release the item to the student and to include the item in course grade calculations.
    1. If you do not release the grade to the student, this column will not be included in course grade calculations.
  7. If you want to add more Gradebook Items, click Add Another Gradebook Item and another set of boxes will appear so that you can continue to enter as many Gradebook Items as you want. If you do not want to add another, click Add Item(s).

Option 3 - Create Weighted Categories and Grade Using Points

  1. Within the course where you want to set up the Gradebook, click on Gradebook in the left menu.
  2. From the options at the top of the page, click Gradebook Setup.
  3. Under the heading "Grade Entry," select "Points."
  4. Under the heading "Gradebook Items Display," choose whether or not to show Gradebook Items to students.
    1. As you make the columns, you can choose to create them released or not released. If you make them all released, but hide them here, students won't see the grades until you release them under Gradebook Setup. This is a nice option for releasing all the columns at once without having to go to each individual column to release it.
  5. Under the heading "Categories and Weighting," select "Categories & Weighting." As soon as you select this option, a box appears for you to enter a category and its weight.
    1. As you enter the categories, the system keeps a running total of the percentages you have entered and how much you still need to equal 100%. The system will not allow you to enter more than 100%.
  6. Once you have entered all your categories, click Save Changes.

You will now create the columns for your grade data. Be aware that if you are creating graded Assignments and/or graded Tests & Quizzes and/or Assessments, those tools will automatically create Gradebook columns. You do not need to create columns for those items. If you are creating graded Discussions or need columns for any other grade entry, you will make those items within the Gradebook.

  1. Click Gradebook Items at the top of the page
  2. Click Add Gradebook Items
  3. Enter a Title and a Point Value in the boxes provided
    1. The Point Value is not limiting. For example, if you set the Point Value to be "10," it is still possible to enter "11" points for the student grade.
  4. Due date is optional. If you choose to enter this, students will see the due date when they view their grades.
  5. Under the heading "Category," choose the appropriate category from the drop-down menu.
    1. If you do not choose a category, the Gradebook Item will be listed under "Unassigned" and cannot be used in calculations.
  6. Choose to release the item to the student and to include the item in course grade calculations.
    1. If you do not release the grade to the student, this column will not be included in course grade calculations.
  7. If you want to add more Gradebook Items, click Add Another Gradebook Item and another set of boxes will appear so that you can continue to enter as many Gradebook Items as you want. If you do not want to add another, click Add Item(s).
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