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Grades are a very important part of every student's academic career. The Gradebook allows instructors to check and submit grades online.


Grades are a very important part of every student's academic career. The Gradebook allows instructors to check and submit grades online.


How to Access it

In the navigation at the top of the page in your course there is a link that will take you directly into the Gradebook.

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Gradebook Views

The Gradebook can be a little difficult to understand at first. However understanding the different views will make the experience easier. At the top of the Gradebook page there is a drop down menu. This menu will let you change your current view by selecting the option you want, then hitting the "Go" button. The default setting is "Grades To Date"

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Below is a description of each view:

Grades To Date: This option will only show total point values on a student by student basis. By clicking on a student in the list you can view all of their grades in a vertical view. This view is handy when you are grading multiple documents from one student.

Course Home - Workshops: This view will show all grades for all students for the specific section you have selected. Example: If you choose Workshop One, it will show you the grades for assignments 1.1 - 1.5, or any assignments you have available in that workshop.

Item Summary: This view shows all grades for every assignment in the course. The view isn't separated into the workshops, but rather is a handy way to make sure you have all of the grades in when completed.

Show All: This view is similar to the Item Summary except it separates the projects into the corresponding workshops, as well as giving the corresponding letter grade for the project.

For tips on speeding up the grading process you can view the page: Entering Grades is Too Slow.

Grade Detail View

Below is an image of the Detail View. This view is where you will do most of the grading, as the assignments can be accessed from this page. Underneath the image we will explain the different parts of the page.

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Student: This box will display the name of the student whose project you are working on. On the left and right of this box you can use he arrows to skip to the next student when you are grading a set of completed assignments. As an alternative you can click on the student's name to open a list of students to choose from.

Comment: You can use this button to leave a comment that will appear in their gradebook. When you leave a comment a section will appear below the "Grade" box with the comment you have left if the assignment is not a dropbox assignment. Comments will appear in the details section if the assignment is a dropbox assignment. You can edit this comment by clicking on the box again.

Return to student upon closing: When this box is checked it will make the grade visible to students once you have saved the completed grade. Unchecking the box can be used to delay showing the grade if you haven't finished entirely, or want to show all the grades for the assignment at the same time.

Email: Just to the right of the "Return to student upon closing" check box is a button that looks like an envelope. This button can be used to email the student about the grade. It can be used as a reminder, or to contact the student directly about an issue with the submitted work.

Grade: This area is used to enter the grade, both the letter grade and number grade. If a rubric has been set up for the project you can click a small down arrow to open it up and assign points according to the rubric.

Attachments: Here you can return graded assignments as needed. Click on the link and on the following page choose the file you want to add. Once selected you can either attach the file, or save and attach another file.

Details: Here you will see the submitted documents. In this section you can find any attached documents. These documents can be downloaded by clicking on the small paper icon. And any comments made will appear here if the assignment is a Dropbox assignment.


Gradebook (Exclude a Grade)

  • Click on Gradebook on the top toolbar
  • Click "Setup Gradebook and Rubrics"
  • Click "Assign points and weights"
  • Click "Exclude from Course Grade"
  • A pop up box will appear.
  • Put a check next to all items that you want to exclude.
  • Click "Exclude Selections from Course Grade" once you have checked your items.  Note: you can change this at anytime.
  • You will see a symbol with a red slash.  This icon will be next to all items excluded.
  • Save Changes and you are done.

Gradebook (Managing &Rubric)


  • Click on Gradebook in the top toolbar.
  • Next to Select Gradebook View: choose Show All and Go.
  • Click on the first asterisk or dash.
  • To grade with the rubric, click the down arrow to the right of the word Rubrics.
  • Hover over Quality. On the pop-up, click one of the down arrows to view the text description for the rubric.
  • Select a value for Quality.
  • Hover over Timeliness. Slide to the left and select a value for Timeliness.
  • Hover over Interaction. Slide to the left and select a value for Interaction.
  • The grade is already accumulated.
  • Add a comment in the comment box.
  • Click the arrow to advance to the next student.
  • Check numeric grade for accuracy.
  • Click Save. Click OK. Click to close the window.
  • Note, if you have a large enough monitor, you can position the window adjacent to your Gradebook view in LearningStudio. Then you can click wherever you choose in the gradebook screen and it will load to the window. This prevents having to save and close frequently.


Gradebook (Adding a Custom Item)

  • Click on the Gradebook tab (top toolbar)
  • Click Setup Gradebook and Rubrics
  • Click Add New Item
  • Type in the name of the new item in the Add Custom Item box.
  • Click Add
  • Put a check in the box next to the item you just added
  • Click Save Changes
  • Click Select Gradable Items or Next
  • Put a check in the box under Home
  • Click Save Changes
  • Click Assign Points/Weights or Next
  • Put in your points
  • Click Save Changes


Gradebook (Distribute Weights)

  • Click Gradebook
  •  Click Setup Gradebook & Rubrics
  •  Assign Points & Weights
  • Click Distribute Weight %


  •  Put in the percentage you want to distribute and choose the items you want that percent to be distributed among.



  • Click Distribute Weight %
  • Save Changes


You can continue to do this for all the items you want to be weighted.  You may also put in weights individually.

  • Click Gradebook
  • Click Setup Gradebook & Rubrics
  • Assign Points & Weights
  • Put in the percent in the white box by the item.

  • Save Changes


Gradebook (Speed Grading)

  • Click on Gradebook on the top toolbar.
  • Click View Gradebook
  • Click on the item your grading from the drop down box next to Select Gradebook View or choose Show All and click Go.
  • Click the title of the item your grading (it is in red).

  • Enter grades into the boxes.

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