When it's end-of-semester grading time, where do you start?
After you've graded your student's last discussion postings, assignments, projects, papers, and/or tests, check out these five important Sakai grading tips..(if you need help with other grading tasks, see Resources below)
New Gradebook Tips
- What are your course letter grade/point values? At the top of the new Gradebook, click the Settings tab, then Grading Schema link.
- You can change your Grade Type (click on the drop-down) and/or your Grade Point minimum's (our default grade is a "Letter Grades", based on a 10 point scale). After updates, click Save Changes.
- If you need to make a change, click in the lower right corner of the Gradebook item "title box" on the drop down arrow, then click Edit Item Details.
- After making updates (such as checking beside "Release Item to students?" and "Include item in course grade calculations?", click Save Changes.
The Gradebook *does not include* ungraded gradebook items in the final course grade. Students could get a higher course grade:
- Be careful: Only do this after finishing ALL of your grading!
- In the Gradebook, in the Course Grades "title box", click on the drop down arrow in the right corner, click on Set Zero Score for Empty cells.
- Your students grades will be recalculated.
In the Gradebook, beside a student's name, click on the Course Grade cell drop down arrow. DO NOT DO THIS FOR EVERY STUDENT's GRADE!
- Click Course Grade Override.
- Enter the student's new letter grade in the Grade Override box.
- Click Save Course Grade Override. FYI: If your student's grade was 89.9, and you updated the B to an A letter grade, the number grade will now display as 90.
- Click the check box beside Display final course grade to students.
- Click beside Letter Grade and/or Percentage (unless using Points).
- Click Save Changes.
Need more new Gradebook details (and how to work with Points)?
Go to Classic Gradebook Tips: Click on "Read more>>" below
Classic Gradebook Tips
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- What are your course letter grade/point values? At the top of the Classic Gradebook, click Course Grade Options
- You can change your Grade Type and/or your Grade Point minimum's (our default grade is a letter, based on a 10 point scale). After updates, click Save.
- If you need to make a change, beside the grade item, click Edit. After making updates, click Save Changes.
- Careful: Do this AFTER completing all of your grading!
- In the Gradebook, click Course Grades.
- To enter zeroes for all ungraded assignments, at the bottom, click on Set Ungraded Items to Zero. Your students grades will be recalculated.
- DO NOT do this for every student's grade!
- In the Gradebook, click Course Grades. Enter a student's new letter grade in the Grade Override box. Click Save Changes. FYI: If you student's grade was 89.9 and you changed the grade from B to A, the number grade will now be 90.
- At the top of the Gradebook, click Course Grade Options. Click in the check box beside Display course grade to students now. Click Save.
- Gradebook: Check out the Sakai Gradebook Resources for Instructors. It includes:
- Extra Credit: How does extra credit work in both Gradebooks?
- Grade Calculations: How are Grades are calculated in both Gradebooks?
- Tests & Quizzes: How do you set up, publish and grade Tests?
- Assignments: How do you create, edit, release and grade Assignments?
- Forums: How do you create and grade Forum posts?