Add the grades for your students assignment directly in the grade grid, or via the assignment/assessment tab if you wish to give individual feedback.. When grading assignments and coursework, Educators, Students, and Guardians can create lines of communication which are transparent, and prompt. Have a look here at this video which outlines grading and providing feedback to the students and their gaurdians. Make sure your educators understand the different scales and average calculations before publishing the results.
Who can grade assignments?
The gradegrid (or gradebook) is located in the Assignment menu header. For educators who are enrolled in a course as a teacher, then the view will be restricted to just show their courses by default. Administrators can see all assignment grade grids.
We do not have a view only for the grade grid.
Grading assignments from the grid
Select the course, from the drop down list to bring the assignment grade grid. Assignments and Grade reports are assessed at course level. The configuration is set at subject level.
Assignments when created will be organised into the terms by their due date. They can be grouped under topics, or why not organise the grid by learning outcome view by changing the Group by option.
The grid works like an excel sheet, click on a cell and enter a number. A pop up will appear to confirm the grade has been entered. The status will automatically switch to Graded.
If you are using an achievement scale, then the cell will have an arrow, and when clicked on the list will appear with the scale short code.
You can delete in the cell to remove the grade if needed. You can also use excel features by hovering over the bottom right corner of the cell and your mouse icon will change into a crosshair. Simply drag vertical or horizontal to apply the same grid to other cells.
We would advise against copying and pasting grades from excel due to formatting and validation issues. When using a numeric grade then you can only enter numeric grades. To apply not applicable or excused then consider using a submission status in the assessment tab.
Individual grid view
Each student in the grade grid, is blue, and clicking on their name brings up an individual view of the assignments. This is the individual view.
Assessment tab of the assignment
Individual assignments can be graded, by clicking on the name of the assignment in the grade grid. The assignment can then be graded in the assessment tab. This tab is comprehensive as it allows you to also upload corrections, provide individual feedback and apply a status e.g. Graded, Handed in late, discussed in class.
From a group perspective, Teachers can grade a course directly from the grade grid. Enter the marks into the grid view directly. Particularly useful when using a Likert alphabetical scale or a limited number scale, the cells can be copied by clicking on the corner and dragging the values to other students. The Learning outcomes are limited to the short code, but you can hover with your mouse to reveal the full text.
Within the subject settings, then averages can be set during a term or across terms. They can also be carried into the grade report assessment. They can be used as a guide to determine efforts, or can be listed on the final published report to show a students progression. When building your grade reports, in the subject specifications, Admins have the possibility to include the averages from the assignments grade grid, or include an override for the end of year report.
Please have a look at the assignment averages explained article for further information on this subject.