Teaching Commons > Teaching Guides > Technology > Desire2Learn > Tools > Grades > Setting up Grades
A setup guide known as the Grades wizard is available to setup the Grades area.
Note: "Weight" is different than the point value of the item. An item within a Weighted grade book can be worth any number of points, depending on preference.
Note: Final Grades are not released to students automatically in D2L unless the instructor explicitly publishes the final grade.
Note: The University does not have a standard grading scheme. If instructors are uncertain, please reach out to the department chair for more information.
Note: With the default settings for Student View Display Options, students will only see their numerical grade for a grade item. To allow students to view a letter grade or another grade symbol (like Pass/Fail), select the checkbox for "Grade Scheme Symbol."