This lesson will guide you in adjusting Calculation and Assignment related preferences in a Points Based Gradebook.
Where to Start
- Click the Gradebook tab.
- Select My Gradebooks.
- Click on the title of your Gradebook.
- Click Setup.
- Select Preferences.
Calculate blank as zero? If you select:
- Zero and Missing, if a score field is left blank, it will be considered a 0 for that assignment
- Not Zero and Not Missing will not count a blank score field against a student’s overall grade
- Not Zero and Missing will not count blank scores as Zero but will consider the assignment missing.
Round To - Adjusts to what place each assignment and the overall grade are rounded to.
Enable Percentage Edit - Allows a percentage entry option as an Input Mode.
Enable Score Edit - Allows a Score entry option as an Input Mode.
Show Student Total Points - Displays the total number of points a student has received in the gradebook.
Show Student Possible Points - Displays the total number of points a student can receive in a gradebook.
Show Custom Mark- Enables the Enter/Edit Custom Mark field on Student & Assignment entry screens.
Display Percentages - Displays a student's overall percentage in a gradebook.
Show Assignment Mark - Displays the mark received for that assignment.
Show Assignment Category - Displays the weighted category for that assignment.
Show Assignment Due Date - Displays due date of the assignment.
Show Assignment Date Assigned - Displays the date the assignment was given.
Show Assignment Max Score - Displays the max score for the assignment.
Assignment Sort Column - How you sort your columns for display on Spreadsheet view- by Due Date, Assign Date or Name.
Assignment Sort Direction - Ascending- Oldest assignments first (left), Descending New assignments first (left).
Assignment Secondary Sort Column - Once first sort is run, how do you want to sort after?
Assignment Secondary Sort Direction - Ascending- Oldest assignments first (left), Descending New assignments first (left).
Display Shown In Portal Column- Does this assignment display in the student/parent portal?
Assignment Creation Button- Show the shortcut button to Create an Assignment?
Also Save This To can save these preferences to all of, or select, GradeBooks.
After setting all your desired options to meet the needs of your GradeBook you have the option of saving this setup to other classes as well. Select the classes you want to save this same setup to and click Save.
To learn more about Gradebook preferences, visit Setup and Preferences for All Gradebooks.