D2L - Scanned Test Results in the Grade Book

Last Updated: 08/09/2017


Instructors that have exam grading performed by the Testing and Assessment Center (TAC) can request that the results be placed in their Desire2Learn grade book automatically. Please read through the information below to learn how to integrate TAC results into your D2L grade book.

Integration Process

  • When you submit an exam for grading by the TAC, request that the results be added to your Desire2Learn grade book.
  • The grades will be hidden from the students as soon as they are uploaded. Please visit the Unhide Grade Item tutorial or click the link in the email from TAC to learn how to unhide the grades.
  • The TAC will send an email when upload is complete. This is generally, within two hours after you have received an email with the results. The grades will be in the grade book.
  • If you have already created a column in your grade book, please be sure you give the exact name of the exam to the Testing and Assessment Center when dropping off the test.Please note Exam 2 is not the same as Exam II or Exam Two.
  • If you have not created a column, the new grade item will be labeled with the name you provided the TAC.
  • Instructors can easily change the column name to something more descriptive. Please visit the Rename a Grade Item tutorial to learn how.

Toubleshooting Tips

Missing Grades


If any grades are missing, it is likely due to incomplete or inaccurate student identification data from the scanning sheets.  If that key information is missing, the file cannot associate a grade with any particular student. Instructors can verify this by reviewing the results file received from the TAC. If the student ID is missing, the scanned results will appear but cannot be uploaded into Desire2Learn since the identifying column is the student ID.


Instructors can manually enter these missing student grades into Desire2Learn based on the score they determine from the original file received from the TAC.

Other Issues

If you are experiencing any issues with grades, please contact the TAC: (303) 492-6700, or tacenter@colorado.edu