Grades

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Add a Column in the Gradebook
The Numeric grade item allows you to grade students by assigning a value out of a specified total of points (e.g. 8/10). Click Grades in the navbar, then click the Manage Grades  tab. On the Manage Grades page, click the New button,...
 Add a Curve Using Adjusted Grade
The Adjusted Final Grade column in a course's gradebook in D2L allows an instructor to modify a student's final average. Instructors can use this column to curve student averages as well.  Show Video Walkthrough Apply a Curve...
Assign the Same Grade to Multiple Students
The following article explains how to simultaneously  assign the same grade for multiple students. Within the course, click Grades  > Enter Grades . Click on the arrow next to a grade item title. Select Enter Grades from the dr...
Bulk Edit and Reorder Items in Grades, Assignments, Quiz and Survey Tools
In the Grades, Assignments, Quiz and  Survey tools you can use Bulk Edit to change settings. You can also reorder items. To Bulk Edit Go to Grades > Manage Grades . Or Course Activities > Assignments. Or Course Activities >...
 Create and Edit Grade Schemes
A grade scheme is a way of organizing students’ 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, su...
Create Gradebook Category
Create gradebook categories to organize different types of items such as quizzes, discussions, or assignments. From the navbar, click Grades, and then click Manage Grades  from across the top. Click the blue New  button, and then se...
 Create a Gradebook with the Grades Setup Wizard
If a gradebook has not already been set up or imported for your course, you should see the Grades Setup Wizard displayed when you enter the Grades tool. If a different area of the Grades tool displays by default, click the Setup Wizard tab to open...
Create a Selectbox Grade Column
A 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. Rat...
The Difference between a Weighted and Points Gradebooks
In D2L you can use either a Points grading system or a Weighted system. Either is a valid choice. But whichever you use, it must be the one you describe in your syllabus. Weighted by Category The grades are organized by category. Each category i...
Delete a Grade Column
In D2L, a Grade column is called a Grade Item. Go to Grades  > Manage Grades . Find the grade item you wish to delete and look at the Association column to verify that it is not associated with an activity (quiz, assignment, or discussi...
 Enter Grades
This area displays your gradebook sorted by student name 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 gradebook list. Show Video Walkthrough ...
 Export Grades
Show Video Walkthrough To export grades: Open the course and click on Grades  in the navbar. On the Enter Grades page, click the Export  button. If you have merged rosters and need to Export grades by section, choose Sect...
 Gradebook Schemes
A grade scheme is a way of organizing students’ 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, su...
 Import Grades from External Source
Grades from an external source, such as a publisher site or other LMS, can be entered into D2L in one of two ways: Recreating the gradebook manually in D2L, or  Via import. Both options require steps to set up the gradebook in D2L, and the i...
Gradebook View for Students and Instructors
You can set up different views for instructors and students that will determine how grade information is displayed. You have the ability to display the points grade, the grade scheme symbol, the grade scheme color, and, in a weighted gradebook, the ...
Mark a Grade as Exempt
An instructor may mark a student's grade as "exempt" rather than giving the student a grade if desired. An exempt grade can be entered for Numeric, Selectbox, Pass/Fail, Calculated, Formula, and Text items. Exempt grades are not counte...
 Print Grades
Exporting grades to Excel allows you to print the Grades data legibly on as few pages as possible. There are various ways the grades export spreadsheet might be formatted. This article provides one example. Show Video Walkthrough Exporting...
Publish Quiz Grades
There are two options when publishing quiz grades: Automatic and Manual. Automatically Publish Quiz Grades Go to Course Activities  > Quizzes . Click the title of the quiz.  Select the Assessment  tab. Make sure the quiz ...
Quiz Grades Not Publishing to Gradebook
When changes are made to the Assessment tab of a quiz after student submissions are made, those changes will not apply to the existing submissions. The result is that the grades for the existing submissions will not be automatically published to the...
 Release Grade Average to Students
In order for students to see their current grade (Cumulative Average), or their final grade, you must release the Final Calculated Grade. You can accomplish this by doing the following: Show Video Walkthrough Manually Releasing the Calcul...
Restore Deleted Grade Item
If you accidentally delete a grade item, it can be restored in the event log. Click on Grades in the navbar. Click on More Actions and choose View Event Log . To the right of the grade item that you want to restore, click Restore . This...
Set Up a Formula Grading System
Use the Formula grading system when you want to calculate final grades using a custom formula that allows for specific conditions. The Formula grading system is based on the points system but allows you to set conditions around grade items to determ...
 Set Up a Weighted Gradebook
A weighted gradebook calculates grade items as a percentage of a final grade worth 100%. The maximum points you assign to individual grade items can be any value, but their contribution towards the category they belong to and the final grade is the ...
Use Adjusted Final Grade
Use Adjusted Final Grade. Click Grades from the Navbar. Click  Settings from the top right of the screen. Click the Calculation Options tab towards the top of the screen. In the area labeled "Final Grade Released", c...
View Attendance & Grades for Withdrawn (Unenrolled) Users
It is possible to locate attendance or grade information on students that have been unenrolled from a class. View Attendance Click on Collaboration and choose Classlist. Click on the Enrollment Statistics button at the top of the classlist...
View and Enter Grades by Groups and Sections
You can view and enter Grades by User (default), Groups, and Sections. View and Enter Grades From the navbar, click Grades , and then click the Enter Grades tab. From the View By drop-down list, select Groups  or  Sections , and ...
What to Do When Students Can't See Their Grades
Occasionally, students will report not being able to see one or more grades that have been posted. This article provides some suggestions for troubleshooting missing or invisible grades. When a Student Cannot See a Single Grade Verify that Quizzes...