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Entering Grades in D2L

In the Grades area, you can see, enter, and modify the grades for the students in your course in one of two ways: spreadsheet view, which allows you to enter grades throughout your entire grade book, as if it were a spreadsheet, or by grade item, i.e., by entering scores for a grade item for one, several, or all the students in your class.

Enter Grades in Spreadsheet View

Spreadsheet view enables you to enter and modify grades for all students and all assignments on one page; however, this view will not allow you to leave students qualitative feedback.

  1. Go to the Grades area in your course site. (The Enter Grades page should be displayed, but if not, click the Enter Grades link at the top of the page.)
  2. Click the Switch to Spreadsheet View button on the top-right side of the page. All of the fields in your grade book will become textboxes.

    Switch to Spreadsheet View button in the Grades area
  3. Enter scores in the textboxes as necessary.
  4. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page. The scores you entered will now be published.

Enter Grades by Grade Item

You have the option to open just one grade item enter grades for each student. When you enter grades for a single grade item, you also have the ability to enter qualitative feedback.

  1. Go to the Grades area in your course site.
  2. Click the (A) dropdown arrow next to the item you’d like to grade, then select (B) Grade All.

    Grade All option for a grade item
  3. Enter scores in the textboxes in the Grade column for each student.
  4. Click the comment icon in the Feedback column to leave qualitative feedback.
  5. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page when you are done entering grades.

    Assessment of grade item

Give Multiple Students the Same Grade at the Same Time

If all or most of your students earned the same grade on an assignment, as a time saver you can give several students the same grade at once.

  1. Go to the Grades area in your course site.
  2. Click the (A) dropdown arrow next to the item you’d like to grade, then select (B) Grade All.

    Grade All option for a grade item
  3. Select the checkboxes next to the names of the students you are giving the same grade. You can select all of the students at once by selecting the checkbox above the list of students.
  4. Click the Grade link; it appears both above and below the list of students. The Grade Selected pop-up window will open.

    Grade link in the Grades area
  5. Enter a value in the Grade textbox.
  6. Click the Save button at the bottom of the window. The value will now appear in the Grade column for the students you selected.

    Entering the same score for all students for a grade item
  7. Click the Save and Close button at the bottom of the page.

NEXT STEPS

By default, D2L does not display a cumulative grade to students. However, you can manually release their final grades. See the Calculating Final Grades guide for more information.

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