D2L - Encrypt Exported Grade Book using Office 2011 on Mac

Last Updated: 01/09/2019
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Encrypting the data in a downloaded Gradebook helps protect the privacy of student grades. This tutorial shows how to do so using Excel from Office 2011 for Mac.

Step 1

Open the downloaded file in Microsoft Excel.

Step 2

Select Save As from the file menu.

Step 3

Click on the Options... button.

Step 4

Enter a password in the Password to Open field and click OK.

Step 5

Re-enter the password to verify.

Step 6

Next, click Save.

Step 7

To delete files so that they cannot be recovered choose Finder then Secure Empty Trash.

This is recommended for the original downloaded gradebook file, as it contains sensitive student information.