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Gradebook

The gradebook allows you to administrate all your students’ grades, so that you don’t have to draw up grade lists anymore. All performance components submitted by your students can be recorded in the gradebook automatically or manually. If you enter a grade scale, the system can automatically calculate the overall grade.

You can import partial credit for performance components directly from the “Learning activities” and “Assignments” applications into the gradebook. In this way, grades and comments will be displayed automatically in the gradebook.

  1. Under “Gradebook,” click on “New” in the menu bar and select “Add partial credit from assignments” from the drop-down list.
  2. Under “Source” select either “Learning activities”.
  3. Select the appropriate partial credit.
  4. Select the appropriate credit.
  5. Click the “save” button.

Attention:: If you would like to assign different credit types, you have to repeat these steps for every selection of partial credit elements and assign the appropriate credit type for each selection of credits individually.

On the gradebook starting page, you can find an overview of all partial credit elements created. Here, you can simply click on the respective title to go to the linked partial credit element and the corresponding entries.

I could add partial credit manually:

  1. Under “Gradebook,” click on “New” in the menu bar and select “Create partial credit manually”.

  2. Complete all the required fields.

  3. Define the credit type and the release settings.

  4. Click on the “save” button.

In the case of partial credit created manually, you can use the CSV import function to import your grade lists (e.g. created in Excel), so that you don’t have to type in the grades by hand.

On the gradebook starting page, you can find an overview of all partial credit elements created. Here, you can simply click on the respective title to go to the linked partial credit element and the corresponding entries.

If you would like to use the gradebook to calculate overall grades automatically, you first have to define a grade scale. You can define the point or percentage ranges for the different grades.

  1. Under “Gradebook,” click on “Actions” in the menu bar and select “Edit grade scale” from the drop-down list.
  2. Enter the appropriate point or percentage ranges for the different grades.
  3. Select whether the students should be able to see their overall grades or not
  4. Click the “save” button.

If you have defined a grade scale, the students’ grades will be calculated automatically based on the grades awarded for all the partial credit components that have been entered into the gradebook.

If you have manually created grade lists for partial credit components, e.g. in Excel, you can use the CSV import function to import the lists so that you don’t have to type in the grades by hand. To do that, first you have to create a correctly formatted CSV file that contains two fields, one for the student ID number and one for the point score or grade. Optionally, you can also include a third field to include the grader’s comments.

  1. In the gradebook, click on the title of a partial credit component that was created manually.
  2. In the menu bar, click on “Edit entry” and select “Import grades” from the drop-down list.
  3. Upload the correctly formatted CSV file
  4. Click the “OK” button.

You can use the CSV import feature to upload grades for multiple students at the same time, which can save you a lot of time.

 

Troubleshooting

It may be due to a wrong grading mode setting in the learning activities. Maybe the different assignments aren’t all set to “max. points” but to a different grading mode. Only grades based on the “max. points” mode can be imported into the gradebook automatically.

By default, the overall grades are not shown to the students. If you would like to change this setting, you need to change the configuration accordingly.

  1. Under “Gradebook,” click on “Actions” in the menu bar and select “Edit grade scale” from the drop-down list”
  2. Under “Visibility,” select “Show grade”
  3. Click the “save” button

As a teacher, you can see your students’ overall grades even if this option is deactivated in the gradebook.