Teaching Commons > Teaching Guides > Technology > Desire2Learn > Tools > Grades > Creating Grade Items
Grade items can exist independently in the grade book or can be associated with assignments such as Discussions, Quizzes, and Submission folders.
These instructions focus on numeric grade items as they are the most commonly used type of grade items. For help creating other types of grade items, contact
Grade items can also be created while modifying or creating new assignments such as Submission folders,
Discussion topics, and
Grade items that are associated with another course object, such as a quiz, discussion topic, or assignment, cannot be deleted until the association is removed by editing the item.
Grade items can be associated with assignments in D2L, such as
Submission folders, and
Discussion Topics. When assignments are associated with grade items, scores are automatically transferred to the Grades area when they are published within the associated assignment.
Grades can also be entered directly in the Grades area; view
Entering Grades for more information.
For information on extra credit grades, see
Creating Extra Credit Grade Items.