D2L - Manually Release Final Grades

Last Updated: 08/10/2018
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This tutorial is operating system independent.


In some cases, instructors do not want their final grades automatically released to students (see D2L - Automatically Release Final Grades). These instructors may either prefer to release their grades by hand or, in other cases, may desire to manually release grades to only certain students in a larger class. This tutorial explains how individual final grades can be selected and released from D2L’s gradebook. 

Step 1

From the Assessments drop-down, select Grades and navigate to the Enter Grades tab.

Step 2

On the Enter Grades​ page, click the drop­down arrow next to Final Adjusted Grade or Final Calculated Grade​ (depending on your settings) and choose G​rade All.​

*Note: If you did NOT check the Automatically keep final grades updated ​box in your Gradebook settings, you should recalculate the final grades at this time. Click the drop­down arrow next to Final Grades​ and choose Recalculate All.​ Follow the prompts in the window that opens.

Step 3

Clicking the drop­down arrow next to either Calculated Final Grade or Adjusted Final Grade will bring you to the Final Grades screen. From the Final Grades drop-down menu, choose Release All.​ After you click Y​es ​in the confirmation prompt, these grades will be released to students.

Step 4

Grades will be visible for all students for whom the R​elease Final Adjusted Grade or Release Final Calculated Grade box is checked (depending on which you selected in your gradebook settings). If needed, you can use this page to release final grades for some students but not others. To quickly change this setting for multiple students at once, select the students using the checkboxes on the left side of the list and then click Release/Unrelease.