Teaching Commons > Teaching Guides > Technology > Desire2Learn > Tools > Grades > Calculating Final Grades
By default, D2L does not automatically display final grades to students; they only see their scores on individual assignments, not their cumulative grade for the course. At the end of the term, instructors can opt to release the final grade so that students can view it.
Note: Final grades calculated or entered in D2L are not official. Instructors must enter final grades in Campus Connect for grades to appear in official DePaul student records. See Submitting Final Grades for more information.
After releasing final grades in the course, instructors might want to email students to let them know that their scores are available. View Emailing Students via the Classlist for more information.