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Setting up FLO to use the Fail or Holding Grade column (turning on quick feedback)
The column will be added to your FLO site, but you may need to make a small change to the gradebook to record incomplete (I) grades, which also need the date that students are expected to have all work submitted by. To do this you will need to turn on
the quick feedback setting:
Open grades, go to the Setup tab, then click on then Preferences: Grader report
Either scroll to the bottom of the page or collapse the top 2 sections until you find the General section. Set Show quick feedback to Yes.
This setting will apply across all of your topics – past, present and future. It will not affect the view of other people and will remain on unless you turn it off.
You should also check the Aggregation position setting. This setting controls where the topic total column displays in your gradebook. Ideally this should be next to the holding grade column. Remaining on the preferences page, click
on the Show more... link
New settings will now appear, one being for the aggregation position. Make sure it is set to Report default (First).
Like quick feedback, this setting will apply across all of your topics, and remain set unless you change it.
As the majority of students who need a Fail or Holding grade will have a similar range of grades, you may find it easier to sort your gradebook by the Topic total. Click the arrows alongside the column name. Click once to sort from highest
to lowest and click again to sort lowest to highest
The column should be next to the topic total. If it is missing contact yourcollege's SAS team.
To enter a grade, click into the cell of the student who requires a holding grade. A drop-down menu (marked in red, left) and text space (marked in blue, right) will appear. First, choose the appropriate grade from the drop-down menu.
If you have entered an “I” grade also enter the date when the grade will be finalised. To do this, click into the text space, enter the date, then press the Enter key on your keyboard to save the date.
Note that the date will seemingly disappear, as only the grade will display. If you click back to the cell you can confirm the date has been saved.
If you have more than one page of students make sure that you check all the pages.
Checking you have entered all of the grades
You can check that you have entered a date for all I grades:
Click on the pencil icon in the column heading to take you to the Single view page.
The Single view page will show the fail and holding grades for the entire class. You can make further changes on this page.
Click on the Save button to save your changes. You will then see a confirmation screen showing you the changes that were saved.
Click the Grader report link to return to the spreadsheet like view.