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    Gradebook Setup

    How to setup your course gradebook for the first time

    The directions below show how to easily set up and organize your gradebook. The default grading method used in the gradebook is "Weighted Mean of Grades" and should only be changed by advanced users. This grading method is flexible enough to accommodate gradebooks that use point totals or weights and is easy to use.

    Open Gradebook Settings

    Step 1

    Click the Admin gear

    Click Course administration

    Step 2

    Click Gradebook setup


    Add categories

    Step 1

    Click Add category, at the bottom of the page


    Step 2

    Name your category (e.g. Discussions)


    Step 3

    Click Save changes

    Step 4

    Enter a Weight or Point Value for the Category


    Step 5

    Press Enter after entering a value

    Step 6

    Move activities into your category

    1. Click the Move icon
    2. Click the space under the category
    3. After moving all of your activities, set them to equal parts (if they are all worth the same)
    4. Press Enter after setting the last value

    Add class participation

    Step 1

    Click Add grade item at the bottom of the Gradebook

    Step 2

    Type 'Class participation'

    Step 3

    Click Save changes

    Step 4

    Type in a weight or point value and press Enter

    Set grade values

    Step 1

    Click a text field next to a grade item

    Step 2

    Replace the value

    Step 3

    Press Enter

    Info

    You can change multiple values before pressing Enter in one of the text fields to save. You can also click the Save changes button.



    Hide a grade item

    Step 1

    Navigate to Gradebook setup

    Click the Admin gear > Course administration > Gradebook setup

    Step 2

    In the grade table, under Action, click Edit in the row you want to hide

    Step 3

    Click Hide

    Info

    Note: You will still see the grade item and it will be greyed out. Students will no longer see the grade item, however.


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