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==Overview==
==Overview==
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There are two gradebook applications in Sakai - [[Gradebook | Gradebook]] is the original tool and Gradebook 2 is a later addition offering a few more options. The two tools are integrated in such a way that any changes you make in one gradebook will show up in the other. But, You do not need to choose one tool and get rid of the other.  You may keep both tools and utilize the best parts of each.  You will want to hide one of the tools from the students, though, just to minimize confusion.
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There are two gradebook applications in e-Learning - [[Gradebook]] is the original tool and Gradebook 2 is a later addition offering a few more options. The two tools are integrated in such a way that any data entered into one gradebook will show up in the other.  
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Gradebook 2 will do everything Gradebook will do and will also:  
Gradebook 2 will do everything Gradebook will do and will also:  
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* allow for grading using letter grades
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* allow for grading using letter grades  
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* drop the lowest score(s) in a category
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* allow for weighting columns within a category
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* allow for weighting specific columns within a category
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* calculate extra credit
* calculate extra credit
* allow the reordering of columns and categories by “drag and drop”
* allow the reordering of columns and categories by “drag and drop”
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* allow you to insert a zero in all columns until grades are entered.
 
* allow you to drop (excuse) a grade for an individual student.
* allow you to drop (excuse) a grade for an individual student.
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** This keeps the Final Letter Grade calculations accurate even though not all data has been entered yet. If you do not choose this option, the Final Letter Grade calculations will not be accurate until all data is in and zeros have been entered into empty columns. It is recommended that you NOT display the Final Letter Grade to students until the end of the semester if you do not choose this option.
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* allow you to insert a zero in a column until grades are entered. (Gradebook allows you to do this at the final grade calculation process.)
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** This keeps the Final Letter Grade calculations accurate even though not all data has been entered yet. If you do not choose this option, the Final Letter Grade calculations will not be accurate until all data is in and zeros have been entered into empty columns.  
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Gradebook 2 will not:
Gradebook 2 will not:
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* allow more points than is possible to be entered in a column
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* allow more points than is possible to be entered in a column.
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** because of this, you cannot remove the A+ option in Gradebook 2, but if you do it in Gradebook, the change will be reflected in Gradebook 2.
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'''NOTE:''' The reason Gradebook 2 will not let you enter more than the most possible points is that Gradebook 2 will calculate extra credit, where Gradebook will not.  If you had an exam worth 100 points, but there was a bonus question worth 5 points, you would set up a column for the exam worth 100 points and an extra credit column worth 5 points.
'''NOTE:''' The reason Gradebook 2 will not let you enter more than the most possible points is that Gradebook 2 will calculate extra credit, where Gradebook will not.  If you had an exam worth 100 points, but there was a bonus question worth 5 points, you would set up a column for the exam worth 100 points and an extra credit column worth 5 points.
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'''Option 4)''' Grade using letter grades. There are a few things you need to consider before you decide to you letter grades in Gradebook 2:
'''Option 4)''' Grade using letter grades. There are a few things you need to consider before you decide to you letter grades in Gradebook 2:
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* You can only use Gradebook 2. You cannot enter letter grades in Gradebook and you could create erratic information if you attempt to enter letter grades in Gradebook.
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* You must use letter grades for every column.  You cannot mix letter grades with numeric grades.  
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* You must use ''all'' letter grades.  You cannot mix letter grades with numeric grades.  
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* You will not be able to give automatically graded assessments using the Tests & Quizzes or Assessments tools as those tools only give numeric grades.
* You will not be able to give automatically graded assessments using the Tests & Quizzes or Assessments tools as those tools only give numeric grades.
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* You must create columns for Assignments in Gradebook 2 prior to creating the Assignment, rather than having the Assignment tool send a column to the Gradebook.  In Assignments, only numeric grades can be sent to the Gradebook. You will enter the grades in Gradebook 2, rather than in the Assignment.
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* You must create columns for Assignments in Gradebook 2 rather than having the Assignment tool send a column to the Gradebook.  In Assignments, only numeric grades can be sent to the Gradebook. You must manually enter letter grades in Gradebook 2, rather than in the Assignment.
* You must use letter grades from the beginning of the semester.  You cannot change to letter grades from numeric and you cannot change numeric to letter grades.  
* You must use letter grades from the beginning of the semester.  You cannot change to letter grades from numeric and you cannot change numeric to letter grades.  
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The letter grades are based on this scale and cannot be changed:
 
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=== Set Up Calculation Options ===
=== Set Up Calculation Options ===
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*Within the course where you want to set up Gradebook 2, click on '''Gradebook 2''' in the left menu.
*Within the course where you want to set up Gradebook 2, click on '''Gradebook 2''' in the left menu.
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Gradebook 2 interface is a double-paned view. The left pane will list your categories and columns while the right column is for editing. If this is the first time you’ve opened Gradebook 2, the "Set Up Gradebook" screen will be opened for you in the right pane. Any other time, click '''Edit''' at the top of the blue box and choose “Gradebook Settings.” The “Set Up Gradebook” screen will appear in the right pane.  
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Gradebook 2 interface is a double-paned view. The left pane will list your categories and columns while the right column is for student data and editing. If this is the first time you’ve opened Gradebook 2, the "Set Up Gradebook" screen will be opened for you in the right pane. Any other time, click '''Edit''' at the top of the blue box and choose “Gradebook Settings.” The “Set Up Gradebook” screen will appear in the right pane.  
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*Your gradebook will have a long string of letters and numbers in the box called “Name.” This is the unique identifier of your course. You may change the name to something more understandable - such as “ABC1234 Gradebook.”
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==== Set Up Gradebook 2 for Option 1 ====
==== Set Up Gradebook 2 for Option 1 ====
* Organize by: Select "No Categories"
* Organize by: Select "No Categories"
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'''NOTE:''' You could utilize the "Categories" option if you want to drop lowest score(s) or if you just want to use the Categories for organizing your columns.  
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'''NOTE:''' You would utilize the "Categories" option if you want to drop lowest score(s) or if you just want to use the Categories for organizing your columns.  
* Grade Using: Select "Points"
* Grade Using: Select "Points"
* Display to Students: Check the box(es) next to the items you want to be displayed to the students. You can come back and change this at any time.  
* Display to Students: Check the box(es) next to the items you want to be displayed to the students. You can come back and change this at any time.  
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* Name: Enter a name for the column.
* Name: Enter a name for the column.
* Points: Enter the most possible points for this column.   
* Points: Enter the most possible points for this column.   
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* Due date: optional - it will appear to the students’ in their view of Gradebook 2  
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* Due date: optional - it will appear to the students’ in their view of Gradebook 2 and can also be used in Resources to provide Selective Release information (content appears in Resources after the due date has passed for a particular item.)
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* Source: Since you are creating this column in the gradebook , that is set as the source and cannot be changed.
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* Source: Since you are creating this column in the gradebook, that is set as the source and cannot be changed.  
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'''NOTE:''' The Source denotes where the column was created and where grades can be entered. This column is being added in the gradebook and so must have the grades entered in the gradebook. If you had created an Assignment that automatically created a column in the gradebook for you, the source for that column would be "Assignments." Grades could only be entered through the Assignments tool, not through the gradebook. The same is true if the column was created through Tests &amp; Quizzes or Assessments.  
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'''NOTE:''' The Source denotes where the column was created and where grades can be entered. This column is being added in the gradebook and so must have the grades entered in the gradebook. If you had created an Assignment that automatically created a column in the gradebook for you, the source for that column would be "Assignments." Grades could only be entered through the Assignments tool, not through the gradebook. The same is true if the column was created through Assessments or Tests &amp; Quizzes.  
* Include in grade: This box is checked by default. Only uncheck the box if you do not want the data in this column to be part of the calculations.  
* Include in grade: This box is checked by default. Only uncheck the box if you do not want the data in this column to be part of the calculations.  
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* Extra credit:  Check this box if you want the data in this column to be added to the total number of points after the calculations are complete. This means that students are not penalized if they do not get these points.
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* Extra credit:  When you make a column "Extra Credit" the points are not included in the total possible points. Students are not penalized if they do not get these points.
* Release scores: Check this box if you want scores to be released to students.
* Release scores: Check this box if you want scores to be released to students.
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* Give ungraded no credit: If you check this box, there will be a 0 in every box until a score is entered. This keeps the letter grade calculation accurate throughout the semester.
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* Give ungraded no credit: If you check this box, there will be a 0 in every box until a score is entered. You can check the box at any time during the semester and it must be checked at the end to assure accurate grade calculations.
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* Click '''Add'''
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* Click '''Save/Close''' if you don't need to add more columns, or '''Save''' if you want to add more columns.  If you are adding more columns, simply change the current information and hit '''Save''' again.  For example, if you created a column called "Quiz 1" and you want to create "Quiz 2" with all the same settings, just change "Quiz 1" to "Quiz 2" and hit '''Save'''.  You can quickly add many columns.
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Repeat the above steps as many times as needed to create your gradebook columns.
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==== Set Up Gradebook 2 for Option 2  ====
==== Set Up Gradebook 2 for Option 2  ====
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'''NOTE:''' This option might best be set up in Gradebook rather than Gradebook 2.  If you use this method, there are no advantages to using Gradebook 2 and the terminology used in Gradebook is more precise.  Gradebook 2 will work using this method, but keep in mind that the terminology can be confusing.
 
* Organize by: Select “No Categories”  
* Organize by: Select “No Categories”  
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*Click '''File''' at the top of the blue box and choose “New Item.” The “New Item” screen will appear in the right pane.  
*Click '''File''' at the top of the blue box and choose “New Item.” The “New Item” screen will appear in the right pane.  
* Name: Enter the name of the column
* Name: Enter the name of the column
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* Points: Enter the number that reflect what percentage of the total grade this column is to receive.
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* Points: Enter the number that reflects what percentage of the total grade this column is to receive.
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** This is where the terminology is not clear in Gradebook 2.  If you are using percentages, of course every column is worth 100.  What it really wants to know is the percentage of the total grade.  
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** The terminology is somewhat confusing in Gradebook 2.  If you are using percentages, of course every column is worth 100.  What it really wants to know is the percentage of the total grade. So if this column is worth 35% of the total grade, enter "35."
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* Due date: optional - it will appear to the students’ in their view of Gradebook 2  
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* Due date: optional - it will appear to the students’ in their view of Gradebook 2 and can also be used in Resources to provide Selective Release information (content appears in Resources after the due date has passed for a particular item.)
* Source: Since you are creating this column in the gradebook, that is set as the source and cannot be changed.
* Source: Since you are creating this column in the gradebook, that is set as the source and cannot be changed.
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'''NOTE:''' The Source denotes where the column was created and where grades can be entered. This column is being added in the gradebook and so must have the grades entered in the gradebook. If you had created an Assignment that automatically created a column in the gradebook for you, the source for that column would be "Assignments." Grades could only be entered through the Assignments tool, not through the gradebook. The same is true if the column was created through Tests &amp; Quizzes or Assessments.  
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'''NOTE:''' The Source denotes where the column was created and where grades can be entered. This column is being added in the gradebook and so must have the grades entered in the gradebook. If you had created an Assignment that automatically added a column in the gradebook for you, the source for that column would be "Assignments." Grades could only be entered through the Assignments tool, not through the gradebook. The same is true if the column was created through Assessments or Tests &amp; Quizzes.  
* Include in grade: check the box if you want the data in this column to be part of the calculations.  
* Include in grade: check the box if you want the data in this column to be part of the calculations.  
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* Extra credit: check this box if you want the data in this column to be added to the total number of points after the calculations are complete. This means that students are not penalized if they do not get these points.
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* Extra credit: When you make a column "Extra Credit" the points are not included in the total possible points. Students are not penalized if they do not get these points. To use Extra Credit while grading using percentages, the "Total Points" will be how many extra percentage points students can receive if they complete all the Extra Credit work.  For example, if students get 100% of all the Extra Credit, they will receive 2 Extra Credit Percentage Points.
* Release scores: check this box if you want students to see these scores.
* Release scores: check this box if you want students to see these scores.
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* Give ungraded no credit: if you check this box every student will receive a "0" until a grade is entered. This keeps the letter grade calculation accurate throughout the semester.
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* Give ungraded no credit: if you check this box every student will receive a "0" until a grade is entered. You can check the box at any time during the semester and it must be checked at the end to assure accurate grade calculations.
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* Repeat these steps until you have columns whose weight equals 100%.
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* Repeat these steps until you have columns whose weight totals 100% (Plus any Extra Credit percentage points if applicable).
==== Set Up Gradebook 2 for Option 3 ====
==== Set Up Gradebook 2 for Option 3 ====
*Set “Organize by:” to “Weighted Categories”  
*Set “Organize by:” to “Weighted Categories”  
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*Set “Grade Using” to “Points”  
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*Set “Grade Using” to “Points” (You would not use Percentages in this example because the "Weight" is with the categories, not the columns.)
*In the “Display to Students” box, check the box(es) next to the items you want to be displayed to the students. You can come back and change this at any time.
*In the “Display to Students” box, check the box(es) next to the items you want to be displayed to the students. You can come back and change this at any time.
*Click '''Save/Close'''
*Click '''Save/Close'''
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Now you need to add your categories and columns:
Now you need to add your categories and columns:
* Name: Give a name to this category.
* Name: Give a name to this category.
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* % Grade: Enter the percentage of the overall grade that this category receives
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* % Grade: Enter the percentage of the overall grade that this category receives.
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* Drop lowest: Enter a number to drop the lowest score(s) within this category.
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* Drop lowest: If you want the lowest score(s) dropped, enter the number of items you want dropped.
* Include in Grade: The box is checked by default - leave it checked.
* Include in Grade: The box is checked by default - leave it checked.
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* Extra Credit: Since this category is a percentage of the total grade, it will not be extra credit so you should not check the box. If you do want to add a category for extra credit, you will make a separate category for that.  In the "percentage of grade" box, you need to enter what percentage of the grade the total number of extra credit points are.  For example, if your total points is 100 and you offer 2 extra points, you enter "2" in the "percent of grade" box.  If your course is worth 400 points and you offer 10 extra points, you enter "2.5" in the "percent of grade" box.
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* Extra Credit: Since this category is a percentage of the total grade, it will not be extra credit so you should not check the box. If you do want to add a category for extra credit, you will make a separate category for that.  In the "percentage of grade" box, you need to enter what percentage of the grade the total number of extra credit points will be.  For example, if you want a student who completes all extra credit work to receive 2 extra percentage points above the 100 percent, you enter "2" in the "percent of grade" box.  
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* Weight items equally: You must check this box if you are dropping lowest score(s).  Even if you are not dropping lowest score(s), check the box if every item in this category will carry the same weight within the category.  If you do not check the box, when you create your columns, you will have the option to set each column with a weight within the category.
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* Weight items equally: You must check this box if you are dropping lowest score(s).  Even if you are not dropping lowest score(s), check the box if every item in this category will carry the same weight within the category.  If you do not check the box, when you create your columns you will have to manually give each column a weight within the category. For example: I have an Exams Catgory that is worth 40% of the total grade.  I have 3 exams worth 100 points each.  Exam 1 is worth 25% of the category, Exam 2 is worth 35% of the category and Exam 3 is worth 40% of the category.
* Release scores: Check the box if you want the scores in all the columns in the category to be released to students.
* Release scores: Check the box if you want the scores in all the columns in the category to be released to students.
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* Weight Items by Points: Check this box if the columns in this category will have different point values and you want their point value to determine the weight of the item.  For example: In this category you place four columns.  Three are worth 50 points and the fourth is worth 100 points.  The three worth 50 points will each get 20 percent of the category while the one worth 100 points will get 40 percent of the category. 
* Click '''Add'''.  Repeat these steps to add as many categories as you need to total 100%.
* Click '''Add'''.  Repeat these steps to add as many categories as you need to total 100%.
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* Include in grade: This box is checked by default. Only uncheck the box if you do not want the data in this column to be part of the calculations.  
* Include in grade: This box is checked by default. Only uncheck the box if you do not want the data in this column to be part of the calculations.  
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* Extra credit:  Check this box if you want the data in this column to be added to the total number of points after the calculations are complete. This means that students are not penalized if they do not get these points.
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* Extra credit:  When you make a column "Extra Credit" the points are not included in the total possible points. Students are not penalized if they do not get these points.
* Release scores: Check this box if you want scores to be released to students.
* Release scores: Check this box if you want scores to be released to students.
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* Give ungraded no credit: If you check this box, there will be a 0 in every box until a score is entered. This keeps the letter grade calculation accurate throughout the semester.
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* Give ungraded no credit: If you check this box, there will be a 0 in every box until a score is entered.  
* Click '''Add'''
* Click '''Add'''
* Repeat this process until you have all your columns created.
* Repeat this process until you have all your columns created.
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====Set Up Gradebook 2 for Option 4====
====Set Up Gradebook 2 for Option 4====
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Other than the fact that you are using letters rather than points, setting up the categories and columns are exactly like options 1 & 3 above.  When you create a new column, it will ask for "Points." Just ignore this box.  Other than that, follow the instructions above to set up Gradebook 2 for letter grades.
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Set up Gradebook 2 (Edit > Gradebook Settings) by choosing "Letter Grades" from the "Grade Using:" drop-down menu. Other than the fact that you are using letters rather than points, setting up the categories and columns are exactly like options 1 & 3 above.  When you create a new column, it will ask for "Points." Just ignore this box.  Other than that, follow the instructions for Option 1 to set up Gradebook 2 for letter grades.
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===Drop Lowest Score(s)===
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You may set up categories that will drop the lowest score or scores in that category.  The categories can be simple (used to organize the columns, not to assign weight to the items), or weighted.  In categories that are dropping the lowest score(s), every item in the category must carry the same weight.  If you are using weighted categories, the only way it will allow you to drop the lowest score(s) is if you have checked the "weight items equally" box.  In the simple categories option, there is no "weight items equally," option since the points are simply being totaled, BUT the columns MUST be the same point value for the drop lowest score(s) option to work.  For example, if you set up a simple category called "Quizzes" with 10 quizzes in it, some of them worth 10 points and some worth 20 points.  If you ask the category to drop the two lowest scores, it will not work.  There will be no error message, but it will not drop the lowest.  Every column in the category must have the same point value.
==Customize Gradebook 2 Appearance==
==Customize Gradebook 2 Appearance==
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You may also choose to display any or all of the gradebook columns you have created in the right pane.  Check the box beside any column you want to see in the right window pane. With this system, you may choose to only display the column you are currently working with to minimize the need to scroll.
You may also choose to display any or all of the gradebook columns you have created in the right pane.  Check the box beside any column you want to see in the right window pane. With this system, you may choose to only display the column you are currently working with to minimize the need to scroll.
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==Edit Gradebook 2 items==
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Once you've created categories/items, you may edit them at anytime.  To edit a category or item, double-click the item in the left pane.  The right pane becomes the edit screen.  Make your changes and click '''Save/Close'''.
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===Release Grades in Gradebook 2===
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If you did not release an item or category when you created it, you can always go back and release the item at any time.  Double-click the name of the category or item in the left pane.  The right pane becomes an edit screen.  Make your changes and click '''Save/Close'''.
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===Add Extra Credit in Gradebook 2===
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You may make any Category/item in Gradebook 2 extra credit.  You can set this up when you are creating the item, or edit it later.  There are a few things to know about extra credit:
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* If you are using weighted categories and you make a category that is extra credit, that extra credit will be above and beyond the 100% available for the course.  For example, if you set up categories like these:
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** Assignments 40%
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** Quizzes 10%
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** Project 30%
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** Discussion Topics 20%
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** Extra Credit 2%
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The total is 102%.
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* On the other hand, if you are using weighted or unweighted categories and you add an extra credit item to a category, the extra credit item will only apply to that category.  For example:
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** Assignments 40%
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*** Assignment 1 (100 points)
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*** Assignment 2 (100 points)
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*** Assignment 3 (100 points)
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*** Extra Credit Assignment (10 points)
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Students who complete the Extra Credit Assignment will add 10 points to the total for that category, but cannot make more than 100% overall.
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Double-click the name of the category or item in the left pane.  The right pane becomes an edit screen.  Make your changes and click '''Save/Close'''.
==Gradebook2: Input Student Grades, Import from Scantron, Import and Export Using Excel==  
==Gradebook2: Input Student Grades, Import from Scantron, Import and Export Using Excel==  
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===Manually inputting Student Grades===
===Manually inputting Student Grades===
Inputting student grades in Gradebook 2 is just like entering into an Excel spreadsheet.   
Inputting student grades in Gradebook 2 is just like entering into an Excel spreadsheet.   
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** The column(s) will show next to the list of student names in the right pane.  
** The column(s) will show next to the list of student names in the right pane.  
* click in the column beside the student's name and type in the grade.
* click in the column beside the student's name and type in the grade.
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Grades are automatically saved. The green triangle in the upper left corner of the box designates a grade that was manually entered.   
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Grades are automatically saved. The green triangle in the upper left corner of the box designates a grade that was manually entered.  
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====Add a Comment and View Grade History====
====Add a Comment and View Grade History====
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If you right click on a grade, a window opens that allows you to  
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* Add a comment: Add a comment to the student pertaining to his/her grade. Type your comment and click '''Submit'''.
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* Add a comment: Add a comment to the student pertaining to his/her grade. Type your comment and click '''Submit'''. Once the comment has been added, a yellow triangle icon will appear in the upper right corner of the cell containing that student's grade.
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* Edit a comment: (only if a comment already exists) - Make edits to a previously posted comment * View Grade History - See any changes that have been make to this grade. Includes the name of the person who made the change.
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* Edit a comment: (only if a comment already exists) - Make edits to a previously posted comment * View Grade History - See any changes that have been make to this grade. Includes the name of the person who made the change.
====Excuse (Drop) a Grade for an Individual Student====
====Excuse (Drop) a Grade for an Individual Student====
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'''NOTE:''' Because Gradebook 2 does not allow you to enter more than the most possible points in a column, if your scantron file has any grades greater than the most possible, the file will not import.  You will need to import your file through Gradebook.
'''NOTE:''' Because Gradebook 2 does not allow you to enter more than the most possible points in a column, if your scantron file has any grades greater than the most possible, the file will not import.  You will need to import your file through Gradebook.
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When you take your bubble sheets to Turlington B-213 for scanning, you will be asked to fill out paperwork. Make sure you check the box stating that you are using e-Learning. This will make sure your results include the gatorlink usernames of your students. You also need to take a flash drive or a floppy disk for the files you will receive.
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When you take your bubble sheets to Turlington B-213 for scanning, you will be asked to fill out paperwork. Make sure you check the box stating that you are using e-Learning. This will make sure your results include the gatorlink usernames of your students. You also need to take a flash drive for the files you will receive.
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You will receive two .txt files from the scanning office. One file contains the students' gatorlink username and grade. It will be called "UploadExam1." The other is called "NoMatchExam1" and contains any grades that do not match a UFID entered on the bubble sheets. This could happen if a student entered his/her UFID incorrectly on the bubble sheet. You will need to manually enter these grades after you finish the import of the UploadExam1 file.
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You will receive two .csv files from the scanning office. One file contains the students' gatorlink username and grade. It will be called "UploadExam1." The other is called "NoMatchExam1" and contains any grades that do not match a UFID entered on the bubble sheets. This could happen if a student entered his/her UFID incorrectly on the bubble sheet. You will need to manually enter these grades after you finish the import of the UploadExam1 file.
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'''NOTE:''' If you do not already have a column created, the process will create a new column for your data.  The default points possible for this column will be 100 points.  If your points possible is more than 100 points, the process will not work because Gradebook 2 will not allow the entry of more than the possible number of points.  Create a column with the correct points possible before you import.  If your points possible is less than 100, that will be no problem.  You can change the points possible after the import.
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'''NOTE:''' If you do not already have a column created, the process will create a new column for your data.  The default points possible for this column will be 100 points.   
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You are now ready to import this file into Gradebook 2.
You are now ready to import this file into Gradebook 2.
* Click '''Tools''' at the upper left of the blue box
* Click '''Tools''' at the upper left of the blue box
* Click '''Import'''
* Click '''Import'''
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* Click '''Browse''' beside the "File:" box.
* Locate the file on your computer and double-click on it.
* Locate the file on your computer and double-click on it.
* Click '''Next'''
* Click '''Next'''
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* You will see the "Preview Data" screen which shows the information you are importing.  Verify that this is accurate and click '''Next'''.
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* You will see the "Import" screen which shows the information you are importing.  Verify that this is accurate and click '''Next'''.
* Click '''Done'''
* Click '''Done'''
* If you created a new column with this import, it will not be released to the students.  Double-click the name of the column in the left pane to release and adjust any settings that need to be changed.
* If you created a new column with this import, it will not be released to the students.  Double-click the name of the column in the left pane to release and adjust any settings that need to be changed.
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'''NOTE:''' If you have a file that will not import, verify that there are no duplicate usernames (common with Web Assign files).  [http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/msoffice/how-to-find-duplicates-in-excel/842|This tutorial] will describe how to search the Student ID column for duplicate entries.  Use the second option described.  If there are some users no longer in the course or with invalid usernames, it will give you a warning, but will import the grades.
===Import and Export Using Excel in Gradebook 2===
===Import and Export Using Excel in Gradebook 2===
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Exporting your gradebook is an important part of the end-of-semester process.  You can save this spreadsheet to your computer, or burn it to a CD or DVD for long-term storage. This serves as a back-up of this important data.   
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You may export your gradebook to get a properly-formatted spreadsheet for entering grades and then importing them back into the gradebook.  Also, exporting your gradebook is an important part of the end-of-semester process.  You can save this spreadsheet to your computer, or burn it to a CD or DVD for long-term storage. This serves as a back-up of this important data.   
====Export from Gradebook 2====
====Export from Gradebook 2====
* Click '''Tools''' at the upper left of the blue box
* Click '''Tools''' at the upper left of the blue box
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* Click '''Export'''
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** Full Gradebook (Grades & Structure) - this option exports all grades and also states the information about how the gradebook was set up - such as weighted categories, dropped scores, etc.  The only reason you might want to import this is if you want to store a full copy of the gradebook to your computer at the end of the semestesr. You would not typically use this format if you intend to enter grades into the spreadsheet and then import them back into the gradebook.
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** No-Structure Gradebook (Only Grades) - this option exports all student IDs (gatorlink username), Name, all columns including a comments column for each grade column (if selected), and the Course Grade. This is the option you want to use if you are adding grades and will be re-importing the spreadsheet.
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====Import from Gradebook 2====
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====Import into Gradebook 2====
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'''NOTE:''' If you are working with a file you exported from Gradebook 2, it will include a column with the student UFID and a column with the section number in it, even though you do not see those columns in Gradebook 2.  Those columns have been inserted so that when you export your grades at the end of the semester for import into Grade-A-Gator, you will have the UFID and Section Number.  But if you are going to re-import this spreadsheet back into Gradebook 2, you will need to delete the UFID and the Section Number columns.  Those columns will not import.   
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To import a file into Gradebook 2, you will need a spreadsheet that contains the students' gatorlink username as the positive identification.  UFID will not work because students login using their gatorlink username, not their UFID.  The best way to get a spreadsheet is to export a spreadsheet from the Gradebook.
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'''NOTE:''' The file exported from Gradebook 2 will include a column with the student UFID and a column with the section number in it, even though you do not see those columns in Gradebook 2.  Those columns have been inserted so that when you export your grades at the end of the semester for import into Grade-A-Gator, you will have the UFID and Section Number.   
* Click '''Tools''' at the upper left of the blue box
* Click '''Tools''' at the upper left of the blue box
* Click '''Import'''
* Click '''Import'''
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* Click '''Next'''
* Click '''Next'''
* You will see the "Preview Data" screen which shows the information you are importing.  Verify that this is accurate and click '''Next'''.
* You will see the "Preview Data" screen which shows the information you are importing.  Verify that this is accurate and click '''Next'''.
* Click '''Done'''
* Click '''Done'''
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==View Student Grades in Gradebook 2==
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You may verify what students are seeing when they go to Gradebook 2.  In the right pane, click any students' name.  You may edit grades or enter comments here.  There is a button at the bottom of the pane that says "View as Student."  This view will show you exactly what this particular student sees when he/she goes to Gradebook 2. 
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==Gradebook 2: Change the Letter Grade Scale==
==Gradebook 2: Change the Letter Grade Scale==
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''<u>PREPARATION TO BE COMPLETED IN GRADEBOOK 2 BEFORE EXPORTING TO EXCEL</u>''<u></u>
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==Prepare Grades for Submission to Grade-A-Gator in Gradebook 2==
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#In the right pane, check the box beside "Give ungraded no credit."  
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#Click '''Save'''  
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You have the option to override any grade. If there is a final grade that you want to change before exporting the grades, you may do that. In the Gradebook 2 left pane:  
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#Click the "Attributes and Grades" tab  
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'''NOTE:''' You cannot use this process to change an "F" to an "E" or an "I" as those are not valid grades in the system. You can only change the letter grade to another valid letter grade; A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F.  
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You are now ready to download the grades.  
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#[https://lss.at.ufl.edu/grade-a-gator Click here to format your file].
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*[https://lss.at.ufl.edu/public/GradingSections.pps Download and view] a powerpoint detailing the Grade-a-Gator system.
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Latest revision as of 14:44, 14 March 2014

Contents

Overview

There are two gradebook applications in e-Learning - Gradebook is the original tool and Gradebook 2 is a later addition offering a few more options. The two tools are integrated in such a way that any data entered into one gradebook will show up in the other.

Gradebook 2 will do everything Gradebook will do and will also:

Gradebook 2 will not:

NOTE: The reason Gradebook 2 will not let you enter more than the most possible points is that Gradebook 2 will calculate extra credit, where Gradebook will not. If you had an exam worth 100 points, but there was a bonus question worth 5 points, you would set up a column for the exam worth 100 points and an extra credit column worth 5 points.

Calculation Options

There are four main ways that you can set up Gradebook 2 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. The Final letter grade will be based on a percentage of the total points.

Option 2) Create weighted columns and grade using percentages. 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 10 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.

Option 4) Grade using letter grades. There are a few things you need to consider before you decide to you letter grades in Gradebook 2:

Set Up Calculation Options

Gradebook 2 interface is a double-paned view. The left pane will list your categories and columns while the right column is for student data and editing. If this is the first time you’ve opened Gradebook 2, the "Set Up Gradebook" screen will be opened for you in the right pane. Any other time, click Edit at the top of the blue box and choose “Gradebook Settings.” The “Set Up Gradebook” screen will appear in the right pane.

Set Up Gradebook 2 for Option 1

NOTE: You would utilize the "Categories" option if you want to drop lowest score(s) or if you just want to use the Categories for organizing your columns.

Now you need to add columns for your data:

NOTE: The Source denotes where the column was created and where grades can be entered. This column is being added in the gradebook and so must have the grades entered in the gradebook. If you had created an Assignment that automatically created a column in the gradebook for you, the source for that column would be "Assignments." Grades could only be entered through the Assignments tool, not through the gradebook. The same is true if the column was created through Assessments or Tests & Quizzes.

Set Up Gradebook 2 for Option 2

Now you need to add the columns. Be aware that since you are grading using percentages, every column will be worth 100 "points" (percent).

NOTE: The Source denotes where the column was created and where grades can be entered. This column is being added in the gradebook and so must have the grades entered in the gradebook. If you had created an Assignment that automatically added a column in the gradebook for you, the source for that column would be "Assignments." Grades could only be entered through the Assignments tool, not through the gradebook. The same is true if the column was created through Assessments or Tests & Quizzes.

Set Up Gradebook 2 for Option 3

Now you need to add your categories and columns:

To create columns:

NOTE: The Source denotes where the column was created and where grades can be entered. This column is being added in the gradebook and so must have the grades entered in the gradebook. If you had created an Assignment that automatically created a column in the gradebook for you, the source for that column would be "Assignments." Grades could only be entered through the Assignments tool, not through the gradebook. The same is true if the column was created through Tests & Quizzes or Assessments.

Set Up Gradebook 2 for Option 4

Set up Gradebook 2 (Edit > Gradebook Settings) by choosing "Letter Grades" from the "Grade Using:" drop-down menu. Other than the fact that you are using letters rather than points, setting up the categories and columns are exactly like options 1 & 3 above. When you create a new column, it will ask for "Points." Just ignore this box. Other than that, follow the instructions for Option 1 to set up Gradebook 2 for letter grades.

Drop Lowest Score(s)

You may set up categories that will drop the lowest score or scores in that category. The categories can be simple (used to organize the columns, not to assign weight to the items), or weighted. In categories that are dropping the lowest score(s), every item in the category must carry the same weight. If you are using weighted categories, the only way it will allow you to drop the lowest score(s) is if you have checked the "weight items equally" box. In the simple categories option, there is no "weight items equally," option since the points are simply being totaled, BUT the columns MUST be the same point value for the drop lowest score(s) option to work. For example, if you set up a simple category called "Quizzes" with 10 quizzes in it, some of them worth 10 points and some worth 20 points. If you ask the category to drop the two lowest scores, it will not work. There will be no error message, but it will not drop the lowest. Every column in the category must have the same point value.

Customize Gradebook 2 Appearance

The left pane contains all categories and columns. By default, they will be displayed in alphabetical order. Columns and categories can be rearranged by clicking the item and then dragging it to the place in the list where you want it to be. If you drag a category, all columns within that category will move also.

The right pane is used for editing settings, categories and columns. When you do not have an editing screen open in the right pane, it displays student data. By default, you will see the Students' names, displayed last name first, the Course Grade and the Grade Override column in the right pane. You can choose which columns to display when you click the Attributes & Grades tab at the top of the left pane. Check the box next to the item(s) you want to see in the right pane, or uncheck the box next to the item(s) you do not want to see.

Click the Gradebook tab at the top of the left pane to return to the list of categories and columns.

You may also choose to display any or all of the gradebook columns you have created in the right pane. Check the box beside any column you want to see in the right window pane. With this system, you may choose to only display the column you are currently working with to minimize the need to scroll.

Edit Gradebook 2 items

Once you've created categories/items, you may edit them at anytime. To edit a category or item, double-click the item in the left pane. The right pane becomes the edit screen. Make your changes and click Save/Close.

Release Grades in Gradebook 2

If you did not release an item or category when you created it, you can always go back and release the item at any time. Double-click the name of the category or item in the left pane. The right pane becomes an edit screen. Make your changes and click Save/Close.

Add Extra Credit in Gradebook 2

You may make any Category/item in Gradebook 2 extra credit. You can set this up when you are creating the item, or edit it later. There are a few things to know about extra credit:

The total is 102%.

Students who complete the Extra Credit Assignment will add 10 points to the total for that category, but cannot make more than 100% overall. Double-click the name of the category or item in the left pane. The right pane becomes an edit screen. Make your changes and click Save/Close.

Gradebook2: Input Student Grades, Import from Scantron, Import and Export Using Excel

Manually inputting Student Grades

Inputting student grades in Gradebook 2 is just like entering into an Excel spreadsheet. From the left pane:

Grades are automatically saved. The green triangle in the upper left corner of the box designates a grade that was manually entered.

Add a Comment and View Grade History

If you right click on a grade, a window opens that allows you to

Excuse (Drop) a Grade for an Individual Student

In the right window pane where your students are listed:

Import from Scantron

NOTE: Because Gradebook 2 does not allow you to enter more than the most possible points in a column, if your scantron file has any grades greater than the most possible, the file will not import. You will need to import your file through Gradebook.

When you take your bubble sheets to Turlington B-213 for scanning, you will be asked to fill out paperwork. Make sure you check the box stating that you are using e-Learning. This will make sure your results include the gatorlink usernames of your students. You also need to take a flash drive for the files you will receive.

You will receive two .csv files from the scanning office. One file contains the students' gatorlink username and grade. It will be called "UploadExam1." The other is called "NoMatchExam1" and contains any grades that do not match a UFID entered on the bubble sheets. This could happen if a student entered his/her UFID incorrectly on the bubble sheet. You will need to manually enter these grades after you finish the import of the UploadExam1 file.

NOTE: If you do not already have a column created, the process will create a new column for your data. The default points possible for this column will be 100 points.

If your points possible is more or less than 100 points, create a column with the correct points possible before you import.

You are now ready to import this file into Gradebook 2.

NOTE: If you have a file that will not import, verify that there are no duplicate usernames (common with Web Assign files). tutorial will describe how to search the Student ID column for duplicate entries. Use the second option described. If there are some users no longer in the course or with invalid usernames, it will give you a warning, but will import the grades.

Import and Export Using Excel in Gradebook 2

You may export your gradebook to get a properly-formatted spreadsheet for entering grades and then importing them back into the gradebook. Also, exporting your gradebook is an important part of the end-of-semester process. You can save this spreadsheet to your computer, or burn it to a CD or DVD for long-term storage. This serves as a back-up of this important data.

Export from Gradebook 2

Import into Gradebook 2

To import a file into Gradebook 2, you will need a spreadsheet that contains the students' gatorlink username as the positive identification. UFID will not work because students login using their gatorlink username, not their UFID. The best way to get a spreadsheet is to export a spreadsheet from the Gradebook.

NOTE: The file exported from Gradebook 2 will include a column with the student UFID and a column with the section number in it, even though you do not see those columns in Gradebook 2. Those columns have been inserted so that when you export your grades at the end of the semester for import into Grade-A-Gator, you will have the UFID and Section Number.

View Student Grades in Gradebook 2

You may verify what students are seeing when they go to Gradebook 2. In the right pane, click any students' name. You may edit grades or enter comments here. There is a button at the bottom of the pane that says "View as Student." This view will show you exactly what this particular student sees when he/she goes to Gradebook 2.

Any grades that are dropped or are not included in the final gradebook calculations will show in red with a strike-through. NOTE: If you chose the option to "give ungraded no credit" in a particular column, a zero will show until a grade is entered. This zero is not struck through in red when the lowest score is dropped in a category.

Gradebook 2: Change the Letter Grade Scale

The default grade scheme is the "UF Grades Scale." This grade scale is not required. Instructors can modify it to match their syllabus.

  1. Click Edit and then Grade Scale in the upper left corner. The right pane becomes an edit screen.
  2. Edit the "From" column by clicking in the cell and adjusting the lower limit of that letter grade. The upper limit displayed in the right column will adjust based on the lower limit entered.
  3. Click Close in the lower right corner when done.

Prepare Grades for Submission to Grade-A-Gator in Gradebook 2

For calculations to be correct, you must make sure there is a zero inserted into any empty cell. To automatically add zero's to a gradebook item:

  1. In the left pane, double-click on the name of the column.
  2. In the right pane, check the box beside "Give ungraded no credit."
  3. Click Save
  4. Continue until all columns have zeros inserted. Click Save/Close

NOTE: If you see three asterisks beside a grade final letter grade, this signifies that there is a missing grade. It could be an empty cell, or it could be a cell with a zero in it.

You have the option to override any grade. If there is a final grade that you want to change before exporting the grades, you may do that. In the Gradebook 2 left pane:

  1. Click the "Attributes and Grades" tab
  2. Make sure the check box is checked beside "Course Grade" and "Grade Override."
  3. In the right pane, those columns appear beside the student names. In the Grade Override column, enter the grade you want to give the student(s). In the "Course Grade" column,

the calculated percentage will change to say "override."

NOTE: You cannot use this process to change an "F" to an "E" or an "I" as those are not valid grades in the system. You can only change the letter grade to another valid letter grade; A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F.

You are now ready to download the grades.

  1. At the top of the Gradebook 2 screen, click Tools > Export > Only Grades > as CSV (.csv)
    • The file will be downloaded to your computer. This file must be adjusted to meet Registrar requirements. We have created a process that will format the file as needed for import into Grade-a-Gator. This formatting process will put your columns in the correct order, remove the comma from between the last and first names, remove column headings, remove the percentage from the Letter Grade column, change any grade of "F" to an "E", add Credit Hours and Gordon Rule if needed.
  2. Click here to format your file.
    1. Upload your .csv file. You will receive an alert message listing the changes that were made to the document and anything you need to address, such as missing section numbers (for students that were manually enrolled, for example). You are given a link to download your correctly formatted file.
    2. Click the blue "Download your File" button to download the correctly formatted file. You must download this file within 15 minutes or submit the file again. Files are erased to protect student grade data from unauthorized access.
  3. Once you have retrieved your properly formatted file, proceed with upload to Grade-A-Gator.

NOTE: If you have a Gordon Rule class, all students will be given a "y" in the Gordon Rule column. If there are students in your course that did not meet Gordon Rule requirements, you will need to change the "y" to an "n" in the spreadsheet.


For Grade-A-Gator instructions: Go to my.ufl.edu > Main Menu > My Self Service > Enter Grades. Please contact the Office of the University Registrar at (352) 392-1374 if you have questions about the submission process.


Grade-A-Gator CSV File Format

Section #, UFID, Name, Course Grade, Credits, (Gordon Rule)


Submitting to Grade-A-Gator

Grade-a-Gator can be found in myUFL http://my.ufl.edu/ under My Self Service>Enter Grades.

Make sure that you contact your faculty liaison for Grade-a-Gator in order to get further assistance in grade submissions. If you are unsure of who your faculty liaison for Grade-a-Gator is, ask your Department Office Manager or contact the Help Desk.

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