D2L - Setup Grade Book with Setup Wizard

Last Updated: 08/19/2015
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The following documentation will demonstrate how to use the Setup Wizard to establish your preferred grade book settings. This process is highly recommended when initially setting up a grade book. The Setup Wizard allows for a user to customize their grade book for their specific course needs, aiding in the creation of the entirety of the course structure.

This tutorial is operating system independent.

Step 1

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

Step 2

Click Setup Wizard.

Step 3

The Grades Setup Wizard screen will appear. Click the Start button to begin setting up the course grade book.

Step 4

Select a desired grading system, then click Continue. The three different grading systems are:

  • Weighted
  • Points
  • Formula

Step 5

Choose how Final Grades will be released for a course, then click Continue. The two options for releasing grades are:

  • Calculated Final Grade: The grade that is achieved by users based on the grading formula set up in the grade book. It cannot be adjusted without editing grade item scores.
  • Adjusted Final Grade: Allows you to modify or adjust users’ grades before releasing them.

Step 6

Set Grade Calculations for a course, then click Continue. Grade Calculation options include:

  • Ungraded Items
    • Drop ungraded items
    • Treat ungraded items as 0
  • Auto Update

Step 7

Choose a Grade Scheme and then click Continue.

*Note: This setting can be adjusted at a later time, but keep in mind that in order to upload grades to the registrar at the end of a semester a letter grade for each student is necessary. For more information on schemes visit the Understanding Grade Schemes page.

Step 8

Enter the number of decimals to be assigned to grade calculations, then click Continue.

Step 9

Set your Submission View Display settings, then click Continue. The Submission View is how students/users will see grades, and the options include:

  • Grade Details:
    • Points grade
    • Weighted grade (if applicable)
    • Grade scheme symbol (if applicable)
    • Grade scheme color (if applicable)
  • Decimals Displayed
  • Characters Displayed: The number of characters to display for a gradebook item
  • Final Grade Calculation: Whether or not you wish to display the final grade at any point in a semester.

Step 10

Review the Grades Setup Summary. If satisfied, click Finish and your new grade book settings will take effect.

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