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==Overview==
==Overview==
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There are two Gradebook applications in Sakai - 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.  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 Sakai - 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.  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.
Gradebook 2 will do everything Gradebook will do and will also:  
Gradebook 2 will do everything Gradebook will do and will also:  
* allow for grading using letter grades
* allow for grading using letter grades
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There are four main ways that you can set up Gradebook 2 calculations:  
There are four main ways that you can set up Gradebook 2 calculations:  
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'''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.  
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'''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 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.  
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'''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.  
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'''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.  
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'''Option 4)''' Grade using Letter Grades. Every column must be graded by a Letter Grade and the final grade will be an average of the letter grades. The letter grades are based on this scale and cannot be changed:  
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'''Option 4)''' Grade using letter grades. Every column must be graded by a Letter Grade and the final grade will be an average of the letter grades. 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 Gradebook Settings 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 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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*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.”
==== Set Up Gradebook 2 for Option 1 ====
==== Set Up Gradebook 2 for Option 1 ====
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*Set “Organize by:” to “No Categories”
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* Organize by: Select "No Categories"
'''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.  
'''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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*Set “Grade Using” to “Points”
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* Grade Using: Select "Points"
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*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.  
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* 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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*Click Save/Close
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* Click '''Save/Close'''
Now you need to add columns for your data:  
Now you need to add columns for your data:  
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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.  
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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.  
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*Enter the name of the column and points possible  
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* Name: Enter a name for the column.
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*Due date is optional - it will appear to the students’ in their view of Gradebook 2  
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* Points: Enter the most possible points for this column. 
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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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* Due date: optional - it will appear to the students’ in their view of Gradebook 2  
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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 Tests &amp; Quizzes or Assessments.  
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*Check the box beside “Include in grade:if you want the data in this column to be part of the Gradebook calculations.  
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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.  
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*Check the box beside “Extra credit: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: 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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* 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.
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* Click '''Add'''
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Repeat the above steps as many times as needed to create your gradebook columns.
==== 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 clearer.  Gradebook 2 will work using this method, but keep in mind that the terminology can be confusing.
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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.
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*Set “Organize by:” to “No Categories”  
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* Organize by: Select “No Categories”  
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*Set “Grade Using” to “Percentages”
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* Grade Using:  Select "Percentages"
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*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.  
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* 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.  
*Click '''Save/Close'''
*Click '''Save/Close'''
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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.  
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*Enter the name of the column and points possible.
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* Name: Enter the name of the column
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** Though it is asking for points possible, the number you will enter is the percentage of the grade that this column getsFor example, if this is your Mid-term Exam and is worth 25% of the total grade, enter 25.  
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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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*Due date is optional - it will appear to the students’ in their view of Gradebook 2  
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** This is where the terminology is not clear in Gradebook 2If 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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*Source: Since you are creating this column in the gradebook , that is set as the source and cannot be changed.
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* Due date: optional - it will appear to the students’ in their view of Gradebook 2  
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* Source: Since you are creating this column in the gradebook , that is set as the source and cannot be changed.
'''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.  
'''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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*Check the box beside “Include in grade:if you want the data in this column to be part of Gradebook 2 calculations.  
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* 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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*Check the box beside “Extra credit: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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* 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.
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* Repeat these steps until you have columns whose weight equals 100%.
==== Set Up Gradebook 2 for Option 3 ====
==== Set Up Gradebook 2 for Option 3 ====
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*Set “Grade Using” to “Points”  
*Set “Grade Using” to “Points”  
*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.  
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*Click Save/Close
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*Click '''Save/Close'''
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Now you need to add your categories and columns:
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* 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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* Drop lowest: Enter a number to drop the lowest score(s) within this category.
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* 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.
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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, you will have to manually enter each columns' weight.
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* 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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* Click '''Add'''.  Repeat these steps to add as many categories as you need to total 100%.
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To create columns:
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Gradebook2: Input Student Grades, Import from Scantron, Import and Export Using Excel Gradebook2: Change the Letter Grade Scale
Gradebook2: Input Student Grades, Import from Scantron, Import and Export Using Excel Gradebook2: Change the Letter Grade Scale

Revision as of 16:18, 24 September 2010

Contents

Overview

There are two gradebook applications in Sakai - 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. 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. Gradebook 2 will do everything Gradebook will do and will also:

Gradebook 2 will not:

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. Every column must be graded by a Letter Grade and the final grade will be an average of the letter grades. The letter grades are based on this scale and cannot be changed:

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100%
A
95%
A-
90%
B+
87%
B
83%
B-
80%
C+
77%
C
73%
C-
70%
D+
67%
D
63%
D-
60%
F
0%

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 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 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.

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 Tests & Quizzes or Assessments.

Repeat the above steps as many times as needed to create your gradebook columns.

Set Up Gradebook 2 for Option 2

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.

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 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 3

Now you need to add your categories and columns:

To create columns:



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