Enter Grades

This area displays your gradebook by students by default. You can switch between the standard view of the gradebook and a spreadsheet view that allows you to enter grades directly into the Student List.

NOTE: You can enter or update a grade from either the Grades Tool or directly in the activity the grade item is associated with. However, changes made in the Grades tool are NOT updated in the associated activity.

Enter grades using the spreadsheet view of the Student List

  1. On the Enter Grades page, click Switch to Spreadsheet View.
  2. Enter grades in the input fields in the Student List.
  3. Click Save.

Enter grades or provide feedback for multiple students at once 

  1. Click Grades, then Enter Grades.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow next to grade item and select Grade All.
  3. Select the checkbox for the desired students and click Set Grades, then enter the desired grade; or 
  4. Select the checkbox for the desired students and click Add Feedback.
  5. Click Save or Save and Close.

Enter grades by student

  1. On the Enter Grades page, click on the name of a student.
    Tip: Use the Search for and View By fields, or the Next Page icon to locate a student.
  2. On the student's page, enter grades for the appropriate Grade Items.
  3. Click the Show Comments link to add feedback for the student or for your own personal records.
  4. Perform additional tasks as required:
Optional Tasks to be Performed
To...Do This...
Flag student for future referenceClick the  Flag icon beside the student's name.
Preview the student's gradesClick the search icon Preview in the student's action menu.
View the event log for the student's gradesClick the Event Log in the student's action menu.
Email the studentClick Email user icon in the student's action menu.


  1.  Click Save.

Enter grades by category

  1. On the Enter Grades page, click Grade All from the category's context menu.
  2. Enter grades in the Grade fields.
  3. Click the pencil icon to leave feedback on a student's performance.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Perform additional tasks as required:
Optional Tasks to be Performed
To...Do This...
Flag student for future referenceClick the Flag icon beside the student's name.
Email studentsSelect the checkboxes for the students you want to email and click the Email icon.
Clear all grades in the category for selected studentsSelect the checkboxes for the students whose grades you want to clear and click  Clear Grades.


  1. Click Save.

Enter grades by grade item

  1. On the Enter Grades page, click Grade All from the Grade Item's context menu.
  2. Enter grades in the Grade fields.
  3. If you want to add feedback on the student's performance, click the pencil icon in the Feedback field.
  4. Perform additional tasks as required:


Optional Tasks to be Performed
To...Do This...
Flag students for future referenceClick the  Flag icon beside the students' names.
Apply a common grade to all students
  1. Click the checkbox to select all students.
  2. Click Set Grades at the top or bottom of the student list.
  3. Enter the grade.
  4. Click Save.
Apply a common grade to selected users
  1. Select the students by clicking the checkbox next to their names.
  2. Click Set Grades at the top or bottom of the student list.
  3. Enter the grade.
  4. Click Save.
Email selected studentsSelect students using the checkboxes next to their names and click Email.
Clear grades for selected studentsSelect students using the checkboxes next to their names and click Clear Grades.
View the Event Log for the grade item for all studentsClick the dropdown arrow next to the grade item and select Event Log.


  1. Click Save.

Enter grades for items associated with quizzes, dropbox folders, or discussion

You can associate quizzes, assignment folders, and discussions with grade items and grade them directly from the respective tools. If a grade item has not already been created in the Grades tool, it can be created at the same time as setting up a quiz, assignment folder, or discussion topic.