Exempting a Grade Item

Instructors can use an exemption as a reason why a Student has not completed a grade item. Exemptions are made when entering grades for an individual item. When an Instructor exempts a grade item for a Student, the following pages are affected: Instructor pages: Enter Grades, Grade User, Grade Category, Grade Item, Import Preview. Student pages: My Grades. User Progress: Summary and […]

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May 11th, 2017

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Enter Feedback for a Grade Item

From the top, right-​​​hand corner of the screen on the Navigation Bar, select Grades. Select Enter Grades. Select the downward facing triangle to the right of the Grade Item name. From the drop-​​​down menu, select Enter Grades. On the Grade Item screen, select the Feedback icon for a user. Enter feedback for the user in the […]

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March 14th, 2017

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Accessing Dropped Student Grades and Attendance

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Select Classlist from the Communication drop-​​down menu. Select the Enrollment Statistics button. Scroll down the page to the Withdrawals section. Locate the student from the Withdrawals list.Note: View the Last Accessed Column to view the date the student last logged into the course. Select the drop-​​down arrow next to the student name. Select to View Grades or View […]

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Grade Pattern (Large Format)

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The  report is a heatmap showing grade results as a percent for grade items in an org unit. This large format report is optimized for courses with greater than 30 students.   From the Course-​​Progress drop-​​down menu on the Navigation Bar, select Insights Portal. Select Grade Patterns (Large Format). Under the Report Filters section, select Select […]

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Grades Instructional Videos

Using the Grades Setup Wizard in D2L Time: 2:07 Creating Grade Categories and Items Time: 4:41 Manually Entering and Releasing Grades Time: 1:48 Exporting Final Grades in D2L Time: 1:11 Importing Grades — Preparing the File Time: 2:33 Importing Grades — Uploading the File Time: 2:44 Was this Helpful ? yes no

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Importing Grades — Uploading the File

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To learn more about importing grades into D2L, view the following instructional video:  Grades Instructional Videos IMPORTANT NOTE: Only Numeric, Pass/​​Fail, Selectbox, and Text grade items, and the Final Adjusted Grade can be imported. The Final Calculated Grade will automatically be updated based on the imported grade data. From the top, right-​​hand corner of the screen […]

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Importing Grades — Preparing the File

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To learn more about importing grades using a file in D2L, view the following instructional video: Grades Instructional Videos IMPORTANT NOTE: Grade Categories must be created within D2L. If you wish to have your grade items organized into categories, it is recommended that you create the Grade Categories prior to importing. For instructions on creating Grade […]

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Weighted Grade Items

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The total weight of all items within a category must be 100%. From the top, right-​​hand corner of the screen on the Navigation Bar, select Grades. If necessary, select Manage Grades from grades toolbar. Select New. Select Item. Select the Grade Item Type you wish to use. Enter the Name of the grade item. Select a Category […]

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April 13th, 2016

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Weighted Grade Categories

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From the top, right-​​hand corner of the screen on the Navigation Bar, select Grades. If necessary, select Manage Grades from grades toolbar. Select New. Select Category. Enter a Name for the category. Enter a Percentage Weight for the category. The default is 10%. IMPORTANT NOTE: The weight of grade items within a category must add up to 100% […]

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Exporting Grades

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To learn more about Exporting Final Grades in D2L, view the following instructional video: Grades Instructional Videos From the top, right-​​hand corner of the screen on the Navigation Bar, select Grades. Select Enter Grades. Click the Export button. Select the Radio Button next to the Key Field option you wish to use.NOTE: Org Defined ID will […]

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April 13th, 2016

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Releasing Final Grades

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To learn more about Releasing Final Grades in D2L, view the following instructional video: Grades Instructional Videos BEST PRACTICE: Releasing the Final Grade at the start of a course will allows users to track their overall grade throughout the semester. From the top, right-​​hand corner of the screen on the Navigation Bar, select Grades. Select Enter Grades. […]

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April 13th, 2016

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Entering Grades

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To learn more about Entering Grades in D2L, view the following instructional video: Grades Instructional Videos From the top, right-​​hand corner of the screen on the Navigation Bar, select Grades.  Select Enter Grades. Select the Switch to Spreadsheet View option if you are not already in this mode. This option is located to the right side […]

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April 13th, 2016

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Linking to Grade Items

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Navigate to the Activity you wish to link to the gradebook. Select the downward facing triangle next to the activity title. Select to Edit the activity. While in edit mode, select the Assessments Tab for quizzes and discussions. From the Grade Item drop-​​down menu, select the Grade Item to link the assignment to, or if needed, create […]

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April 13th, 2016

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Bonus Grade Items

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To Make a Grade Item a Bonus Item: From the top, right-​​hand corner of the screen on the Navigation Bar, select Grades. If necessary, select Manage Grades from grades toolbar. Navigate to the Grade Item you wish to make a bonus item. Select the Title of the grade item. Select the Checkbox next to Bonus. Select Save & Close.NOTE: The […]

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Creating Grade Categories and Items

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To learn more about Creating Grade Categories in D2L, view the following instructional video: Grades Instructional Videos   To Create a New Grade Category: At the top, right-​​hand side of the screen on the Navigation Bar, select Grades. If necessary, select Manage Grades from grades toolbar. Select New. Select Category. Enter a Name for the category. BEST PRACTICE: Instructors […]

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Grading Dropbox Submissions

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To learn more about grading dropbox submissions in D2L, view the following instructional video: Dropbox Instructional Videos From the Assessments drop-​​down menu on the Navigation Bar, select Dropbox. Select the Dropbox Folder that you wish to view and grade submissions. From the Submissions drop-​​down menu, select Users with Submissions. To begin grading, select Evaluate for the submission. […]

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Grading Discussions

To learn more about assessing discussions in D2L, view the following instructional video: Discussions (Instructional Videos) Select Discussions from the Assessments or Communication drop-​​down menu on the Navigation Bar. Select the Downward-​​Facing Triangle next to the topic name. Select Assess Topic. Select Topic Score under each user’s name. Enter the Topic Score. To send the grade to the gradebook, […]

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Reporting for Students with W or 0.0 Grade

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If the student is receiving a 0.0, the student may not have been dropped from the course site. Follow these steps to view the date a student last accessed your D2L course: From the Communication drop-​​down menu on the Navigation Bar, select Classlist. Scroll to view the Last Accessed column of the classlist. If the student is […]

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Grades — Setup Wizard

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To learn more about using the Grade Setup Wizard in D2L, view the following instructional video: Using the Grades Setup Wizard in Desire2Learn on the Grades Instructional Video Page. If you have not previously setup your course gradebook, you will need to do so by completing the Gradebook Setup Wizard. Follow the steps below: From the top, right-​​hand corner […]

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January 1st, 2016

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