Entering or editing grades

Note: To complete the procedures in this document, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles. For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles: Overview.

Enter grades

Note: If you use the Add to Gradebook option in the Assignments, Tests & Quizzes, or Forums tools, you must enter grades via the appropriate tool.

To enter grades for items into the Gradebook:

  1. From the menubar, click Gradebook. If you are not already on the main page of the Gradebook tool, click Gradebook Items or the reset icon to the left of the page name.

  2. Locate the item for which you want to enter grades in the item list and click its title.

  3. Enter each student's score for the item into the box following his or her name. Scores must be greater than or equal to zero, and may contain up to two decimal places (e.g., 9.25). You may leave a box blank if you are waiting on a student's grade.

  4. To add comments for students, click Edit Comments. Type your comments in the text box.

  5. When you are finished, click Save Changes. A grade history log indicating the date entered, the recorded score, and the submitter will be created for each score. Click the Log icon to view the details for an entry.

Edit grades

To edit previously entered grades in the Gradebook:

  1. From the menubar, click Gradebook. If you are not already on the main page of the Gradebook tool, click Gradebook Items or the reset icon to the left of the page name.

  2. Locate the item for which you want to edit grades in the item list and click its title.

  3. On the Item Summary page, current grades for individual students for the particular item will appear in editable fields in the "Points" or "Percentages" column. To edit an item score for a student, change the points in the appropriate field.

  4. To add comments for students, click Edit Comments. Type your comments in the text box.

  5. When you are finished, click Save Changes to update the scores with your changes. The grade history log will record the date of each score change, as well as the updated score, and the name of the user who made the change. Click the Log icon to view the details for an entry.

Note: Scores submitted via external tools such as the Tests & Quizzes, Assignments, and Forums tools cannot be edited in the Gradebook. These scores must be changed in the source tools. You may edit comments using the same process listed above for editing grades.