D2L - Edit a Grade Item

Last Updated: 08/15/2017
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Occasionally, an instructor may need to change some of the setting of a grade item, for example if a new grade category is created and the grade item needs to fall under said category. The documentation below demostrates how to edit a grade item's settings.

Step 1

Log into your course and from the Assessments drop-down menu click on Grades.

Step 2

Click on the link to the grade item that you wish to edit.

Step 3

Change an items title by typing a new title in the Name: text box.

Step 4

If categories are set up in a grade book, instructors can place a grade item in a category by selecting from the Category: drop-down menu.

*Note: If you do not have grade categories set up and would like create categories, please visit the Create a Grade Category tutorial

Step 5

Many other grade item settings can be adjusted including:

  • Max Points: Maximum number of points that can be received on a grade item.
  • Can Exceed: If you allow for students to receive greater than 100% for an assignment
  • Bonus: If you would like this item to be an extra credit item
  • Exclude from Final Grade Calculation: Not include this grade for the final grade
  • Grade Scheme: Type of grading system applied to it (ex. percentage, calculation)
  • Rubric: Add a rubric that has been created

Step 6

To change when a grade item is visible click on the Restrictions tab.

Step 7

Define whether or not you want to limit the times that an item is available for student viewing.

Also, if desired, attach release conditions for an item (ex. once item A has been submitted, item B can then be seen by a student)

Step 8

When you have completed editing your grade item settings, click Save and Close.