Creating/adding, editing, or deleting a Gradebook item

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Note: To complete the procedures in this document, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles. For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles: Overview.

Adding a new gradebook item

To create/add a new gradebook item:

  1. In the menubar, click Gradebook, and then click Add Gradebook item.

  2. On the Add Gradebook Item 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: You must assign a point value to all gradebook items. Enter a value greater than zero. Decimals are permitted, but values are limited to two decimal places.
    • Due Date: You can optionally designate a due date for a gradebook item. You can manually enter the due date (e.g., 09/28/07), or click the calendar icon  
      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.

  3. If you wish to allow students to view the grade for this item, check the boxes next to both Release this item to Students and Include this item in course grade calculations. You can change this option later.

    Note: 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.

    If you wish to exclude this item from the course grade calculation, uncheck the box next to Include this item in course grade calculations. You can change this option later.

    Note: 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".

  4. To create the item, click Add Item. You will see a message saying the item has been added. Alternatively, click Cancel to discard the item, and you will be returned to the Gradebook Items page.

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Edit an existing gradebook item

To edit an existing gradebook item:

  1. In the menubar, click Gradebook.

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

  3. Change the gradebook item's settings, and then click Save Changes. You will see a message saying that the item has been updated. Alternatively, click Cancel to discard the changes.

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Delete a gradebook item

To delete a gradebook item:

  1. In the menubar, click Gradebook.

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

  3. On the Gradebook Item Summary page that opens, under "Options", click Remove gradebook item from gradebook.

  4. On the Remove Gradebook Item confirmation page, check the box next to Remove this gradebook item and all associated scores from the gradebook.

  5. To delete the item from the Gradebook, click Remove. You will see a message saying the item has been deleted. Alternatively, you can click Cancel to exit the page, preserving the item.

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