Oncourse Gradebook: Overview
What it does
Gradebook is a tool for instructors to calculate and store grade information and distribute it to students online.
Features: Using Gradebook, instructors can:
- Choose to enter grades as points, percentages, or non-calculating grades
Note: Letter grades in Gradebook are referred to as non-calculating grades. Non-calculating grades may be any string of text up to eight characters. If you want your grades calculated automatically, you must enter them as either points or percentages. See Changing the grade entry, type, and scale in Gradebook.
- Autocalculate course grades using point- or percentage-based grading
- Create categories to organize items and allow for weighting of
- Assign extra credit or assess grade penalties with adjustment items
and adjustment categories
- Drop a specified number of lowest and/or highest scores from a category,
or choose to keep only a specified number of highest scores from a category
- Export and import settings from one course to another
- Enter, view, edit, and release to students their scores
- Transmit scores to the Gradebook from tools such as Assignments,
Forums, and Tests & Surveys
- Export scores and grades to Microsoft Excel (in
- Import assignment scores from spreadsheet files (in
Viewing scores: Gradebook lets students view their own scores and grades once instructors have released them.
Things to consider
- Instructors can view information in the Gradebook in different
ways, including an item summary for each course, item detail, all
grade listing, course grade listing, gradebook setup, and course grade
- Instructors can choose to selectively release scores to students
for individual items and the course grade (cumulative score).
- Students can view their cumulative scores for all items, once an
instructor releases them; view their course grades, once an instructor
releases them; and sort items by title, due date, grade, and weight,
where applicable. Students cannot see any scores but their own.
- Students who do not submit assignments do not automatically receive a score of zero unless the instructor uses the "Calculate Course Grades" feature described in Calculating and exporting course grades from the Gradebook. For the course grade to accurately reflect the impact of unsubmitted assignments, instructors need to either use this feature or manually enter the score of zero for each assignment. See Course grade calculations.
For help documentation about the Gradebook tool, see Gradebook.
Last modified on May 23, 2013.