D2L - eGrade Submission - Create a Grade Scheme (UW-Madison)
D2L eGrade Submission process: Create a Grade Scheme
D2L eGrading: Create a Grade SchemeFor grade submission to work properly, the gradebook must first be properly configured in D2L. This includes creating and applying a grade scheme, which will apply a letter grade to the final grade. This step is critical because My UW-Madison accepts letter grades only.
The following instructions will help you create a grade scheme. Before doing this, it is necessary to calculate the percent cutoffs for each grade, regardless of whether the weighted or points system is used (for example: 90% and above = A).
Enter the Symbol and Start % for each grade,
Finish by clicking Save.
To create a new grade scheme:
- From the Gradebook, click on Schemes.
- Click on New Scheme to begin creating your scheme.
- For your reference, give your scheme a Name.
- By default, there are three ranges for the new scheme. Add or remove ranges as follows:
- For graded courses, click Add Ranges four (4) times to add blanks for all of the required grades, resulting in a total of 7 range fields.
- For courses that are exclusively Credit/No Credit, click Remove once, resulting in a total of 2 range fields.
- Explanation of fields:
- Symbol: The symbol is the letter grade. UW-Madison official grades are A, AB, B, BC, C, D, and F. For Credit/No Credit courses, enter CR and N for the symbols.
- Start %: The start % is the lowest possible percent earned for this grade. For example, to give an "A" to students who
score 90 - 100% in the course:
- Grade Color is optional but can help you easily visually confirm the grades in the gradebook.
- Ignore the Assigned Value (%) column.
- Since each percent is the lowest possible for each grade, at no time will you type "100" as a Start %.
- Start % must be a percent, not a point value.
- Range symbols with two grades, such as AB and BC, must be entered without any slashes or dashes.
The following brief video steps through this process (includes steps 3 & 4).
Continue by applying the grade scheme to the final grade.