Create a Selectbox Grade Column

Creating a selectbox grade item

The Selectbox grade item allows you to grade students by assigning a grade scheme level that is equivalent to a percentage grade (e.g. 90%-100% = “Excellent”).

NOTE: The Selectbox grade item cannot be associated with content tools. Rather, the grades will be manually entered in the gradebook itself.

  1. Log in to Brightspace and access the course where you would like to create the Select Box grade item.
  2. Click on Grades in the navbar.
  3. Click the Manage Grades tab.
    Location of Manage Grades tab
  4. On the Manage Grades page, click Item from the New button.
    Location of New Item link
  5. Click Selectbox.
  6. Enter a Name for the grade item.
  7. You can enter a Short Name to display in the gradebook.
  8. If you want the grade item to be associated with a category, select a category from the Category drop-down list or click New Category.
  9. Click Show Description to enter a description of the grade item. Select Allow users to view the grade item description if you want to make the description available to users.
  10. If your gradebook uses the weighted system, enter the value you want the item to contribute towards the final grade in the Weight field. If your gradebook uses the points or formula system, enter the value you want the item to contribute towards the final grade in the Maximum Points field.
  11. Select the Bonus checkbox if you want the item counted as a bonus item.
  12. Select a Grade Scheme to associate with the item.
    NOTE:Selectbox grade items cannot be created until you create at least one grade scheme for the course and include an Assigned Value for each letter grade.
  13. You can click Add Rubric to attach a Rubric, or click the Create Rubric in New Window link to create a new rubric.
  14. Click Show Display Options if you want to change how the item displays to yourself or to your students.
  15. Click Save, Save and Close or Save and New