Showing Current or Final Grades to Students in Brightspace

In order for students to see their current grade, or their final grade, you must release the Final Calculated Grade. You can accomplish this by doing the following:

Setting Gradebook to Release Calculated Final Grade

  1. Click Grades on the navigation bar in D2L.
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  2. Click Settings in the top right corner of the screen.
    Indicates the Settings link.
  3. Click the Calculation Options tab.
  4. Set “Final Grade Released” to “Calculated Final Grade.”

    Indicates Calculated Final Grade option.

Dropping Ungraded Items

  1. In order for the grades to be current, select Drop Ungraded Items. Indicates Drop Ungraded items options and Save.
    NOTE: If you do not mark missing grade items with zeros, students will have an inflated current grade. Likewise if you choose "Treat ungraded items as 0," students will have a deflated grade. (At the end of the term you may change this to "Treat ungraded items as 0".)
  2. Click Save

Releasing the Calculated Final Grade

  1. Click Grades on the navigation bar.​
  2. Click on the Enter Grades tab.
  3. Click the drop-down menu of the Final Calculated Grade column and select Grade All.
    Indicates Final Calculated Grade menu.
  4. Click the dropdown menu to the right of Final Grades and select Release All.Indicates Final Grades menu.
  5. Click Save and Close.
    Indicates Save and Close button.

Automatically release final grade

Available January 30, you will have the ability to check a box to allow the grades to be automatically released. This setting will allow you to copy it from one semester to another. To turn on this option:

  1. Click Grades on the navigation bar in D2L.
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  2. Click Settings in the top right corner of the screen.
    Indicates the Settings link.
  3. Click the Calculation Options tab.
  4. Check the box next to "Automatically release final grade."