Gradebook - main entry

The Gradebook is linked to all assessment activities in FLO. Using the Gradebook in a topic ideally consists of 5 stages, in a looped process.

The Gradebook collects assessment items that have been graded from the various parts of FLO and allows you to view them, sort them into categories and calculate a final grade (topic total). When you add a graded activity to a topic, the Gradebook automatically creates space for the grades it will produce and automatically adds the grades when they are generated.

Each topic requires someone to calculate the final grade, which for many topics will be a simple process. 

The Gradebook has several options to control what students can and can't see in the gradebook. Teaching staff have access to various gradebook reports.

Good practice guides and tip sheets

Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to gradebook-related resources are provided below. 

Using gradebook | Using ePortfolios and Mahara in FLO


Setting up the Gradebook

All grades recorded in FLO through an activity (eg assignments, quizzes) will appear automatically in the Gradebook.

You can control if/how students see grades in your topic.

You can also control how the Gradebook is laid out.

Sometimes grades need to be entered in FLO without being tied to an activity.

Setting up the topic total

In most cases, setting up the Gradebook will be a simple matter of setting weightings that match the Statement of Assessment Methods (SAM).

With more complex gradebooks you might:

If your Gradebook is more complex than this, contact your eLearning support team for support.

Checking your calculations

It is vitally important that the Gradebook is checked for accuracy.

Grading students' work

Grading students' work should be done from inside the related activity wherever possible.

Assignments and forums can be marked using Advanced grading features (rubrics, marking guides, and checklists [currently only works for the assignment activity]):

However, on some occasions it is easier to enter grades directly into FLO (e.g. for assessments that don't have an online component, like participation marks).

Warning: Wherever possible it is better to enter grades through the activity instead of in the gradebook. Any grade entered in the Gradebook will always override a grade entered through the activity – regardless if you meant it to or not. Find out how to remove grade overrides.

Finalising grades for the semester

Important notice: Grades published in FLO are not official until they appear in the Student Information System. Find out more information about final results.

At the end of the semester the final marks will need to be imported into Student Management. 

 To request a change of grades after marks have been imported into Student Management, please contact the College based SAS team.

  Training and support




eLearning support teams

You may have one of the following issues:

» How-to glossary