How to Add, Edit and Remove Gradebook Entries

Summary

This article shows you how to add, edit, or delete a Gradebook item.

To add the gradebook tool to your site follow these directions.
Adding a New Gradebook Item

Step 1: In the menubar, click Gradebook, and then click Add Gradebook Item(s).

Step 2: On the Add Gradebook Item(s) screen, fill in the following information:

  • Title: A title is required for all gradebook items. The title can be up to 255 characters long.
  • Gradebook Item Point Value/Relative Weight: For points gradebooks, enter a total point value for the Gradebook item. This must be greater than zero. Decimal values are permitted to two decimal places. For percentage gradebooks, enter a relative weight for the item. This can be any value. For instance, an item with a relative weight of 2 will count twice as much as an item with a relative weight of 1.
  • Due Date: You can optionally designate a due date for a gradebook item. You can manually enter the due date (e.g., 09/28/12), or click the calendar icon to select a date from a pop-up calendar.
  • Category: If you have created a category, you can optionally assign an item to a category using the drop-down list. For more information, see Using Categories and Weighted Grades in Gradebook.

Step 3: To allow students to view the grade for this item, check Release this item to students. You can change this option later. (If this box is checked when you enter grades, students will see their grades as soon as you click Save Changes.)

  • For this item to be visible to students, Gradebook Setup must also have Display released Gradebook items to students selected. For the course grade to be visible to students, Course Grade Options must also have Display course grade to students now selected. For instructions, see Making Grades Available to Students.
  • To exclude this item from the course grade calculation, uncheck Include this item in course grade calculations. You can change this option later.
  • If an item is excluded from the course grade calculation, the individual grade will appear to students in parentheses. A legend underneath will explain that “Grades in parentheses are not included in the course grade calculation”.

Step 4: To create multiple gradebook items, click Add Another Gradebook Item. You can create several items, and then add them all at once.

Step 5: To create the item(s), click Add Item(s).

Edit an Existing Gradebook Item

Step 1: In the menubar, click Gradebook.

Step 2: In the list of gradebook items, next to the title of the item you want to modify, click Edit.

Step 3: Change the gradebook item’s settings, and then click Save Changes.

Delete a Gradebook Item

Step 1: In the menubar, click Gradebook.

Step 2: In the list of gradebook items, click the title of the item you want to delete.

Step 3: On the Gradebook Item Summary page that opens, under Options, click Remove Gradebook Item from the Gradebook.

Step 4: On the Remove Gradebook Item confirmation page, check Remove this gradebook item and all associated scores from the gradebook.

Step 5: To delete the item from the Gradebook, click Remove.

Things to Consider:

If the Gradebook entry has originated from another tool (such as the Assignments or Tests and Quizzes, you’ll need to adjust it’s inclusion in the Gradebook using the originating tool.  These appear in the Gradebook with a yellow highlighted background, as opposed to the regular white.

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