Gradebook Schemes

A grade scheme is a way of organizing users’ performances on grade items into levels of achievement. A grade scheme can include any number of achievement levels. Each achievement level has its own range of acceptable grades and a symbol, such as a numeric value, letter, or text description, to represent it. You can create your own grade schemes or use the default grade scheme.

Accessing Grades Schemes

  1. From the navbar, click Grades, and then select the Schemes tab.
    Shows the Schemes tab.
  2. To choose a grade scheme, click on the faded check mark in the Set As Default column of the scheme to use.
    Shows selecting a grade scheme.
  3. Click the Yes button.

Creating Grade Schemes

  1. Click Grades on the navbar, and then select the Schemes tab.
  2. Click the blue New Schemes button.
    Shows the Schemes tab and the New Scheme button.
  3. In the Name field, enter the scheme name.
  4. Define your grade Ranges with the lowest grade in the range.
    • Enter the symbol you want to display for the grade range in the Symbol column. 
    • Select the color you want associated with the range in the Color column, if you would like to associate a color with the letter grade.
    • If you do not assign a value in the Assigned Value % field, the Start % is used as the default.
      Shows the scheme name field and the other required fields.
  5. To add more levels to your scheme, click the Add Ranges title.
    Shows the Add Ranges link.
  6. Click the Save and Close button.

Editing Grades Schemes

Creating or editing a new grading scheme is useful when you grade your class on a different system than standard grading. For example, an instructor using a different range of percentages to correspond to a grade than is generally used (e.g. A = 90% - 100%, A- = 85% - 89%).

To use a similar grades scheme to one already in use, it is useful to copy that scheme and adjust the values/ranges as needed.

Copying Grade Schemes

  1. Click Grades on the navbar, and then select the Schemes tab.
  2. Click the More Actions drop-down arrow, and then click Copy. A list of schemes available for copy displays.
    Shows the Copy scheme button.
  3. Select the grades scheme to copy.
  4. In the New Scheme Name field, enter the name of the copied scheme.
  5. Click the blue Copy button at the bottom of the page.
    Shows the New Scheme Name field and the Copy button.

Deleting Grade Schemes

  1. Click Grades on the navbar, and then select the Schemes tab.
  2. Click the More Actions drop-down arrow, and then click Delete. A list of schemes available for delete displays.
    Shows the Schemes tab and the Delete button.
  3. Select the grades scheme to delete.
  4. Click the Delete button at the bottom of the page.
    Shows the scheme selected and the Delete button.
  5. A confirmation message displays. Click the Delete button.