Learn@UW - Entering Student Grades

This document describes four different ways grades may be entered in the Learn@UW Grades tool: by Spreadsheet View, by Student, by Grade Item, or by Category.

Entering Grades by Spreadsheet View

  • While logged into a Learn@UW course as an instructor, click on Grades in the navigation bar.
  • Under the Enter Grades tab, click on the backtospreadsheet.jpg button in the right corner.
  • Under the View By dropdown list, you can select to show all users in your course or you can select the users by groups (if you have created any).
  • You can enter individual user scores for grade categories and items. The navigation keys are similar to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, where the "tab" key moves between columns and the "enter" or "return" key moves between rows.
  • Click Save when finished.

*Note: In this view, you cannot leave individual or group comments, nor can you set releases for the calculated final grade or the adjusted final grade.

Entering Grades by Student

  1. While logged into a Learn@UW course as an instructor, click on Grades in the navigation bar.
  2. Click on the name of an individual student to enter grades for that student.
  3. The calculated final grade will be automatically figured. You can override calculated grades by entering the desired grade in the adjusted final grade field.
  4. Click on Show Comments to enter "Comments for Users" and "User leading a course Only Comments" (not visible to the student) in the appropriate text fields.Comments left in the student's entry in the gradebook will need to be entered in the public comments textbox and will be visible to the student once the final grade is released. It should appear when the students view their grades. Comments typed in the Private Comments textbox will not be visible to the student. 
  5. Under Release, check the box next to Release Final Adjusted Grade checkbox to release the adjusted final grade to the student.
  6. If desired, enter the grades and associated comments for individual grade items.
  7. Click Save when finished.
Entering Grades by Grade Item or Category
  1. While logged into a Learn@UW course as an instructor, click on Grades in the navigation bar.
  2. Click on the drop-down menu next to any grade item or category, and select Enter GradesGrade Allgradeall.jpg
  3. Enter the grades for each user on the next page, and when finished click Save.
  4. Click on the Comments Comment icon to enter public ("Comments for Users") or private ("User leading a course Only Comments") comments for each student.
  5. Comments left in the student's entry in the gradebook will need to be entered in the public comments textbox and will be visible to the student once the final grade is released. It should appear when the students view their grades. Comments typed in the Private Comments textbox will not be visible to the student.
  6. Click Save when finished.

This information was adapted from Desire2Learn: Grades Release 7.1, Aug. 13, 2003 Document Version 1.1

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Keywords:Learn@UW learnuw desire2learn d2l Gradebook Entering Grades user assignment category student item grade grading   Doc ID:2230
Owner:Theresa B.Group:Learn@UW Madison
Created:2003-09-03 19:00 CDTUpdated:2013-08-19 18:45 CDT
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