Gradebook - change the formatting of grades

grades iconThis entry relates to the Gradebook.

This page has instructions on changing how grades are formatted and styled in the Gradebook. It is the partner page to Gradebook setup - change the layout of grades.

 


Hide/show marks

Note: The steps below do not apply to quizzes. There is a separate process for quizzes.

  1. In the Gradebook, click on the Setup tab, then Gradebook setup 
    Gradebook setup link

  2. For the item you wish to hide, select the Edit drop-down menu on the right (under the Actions column) and then click the Hide link. This closes the eye and greys out the item
    click the hide/show icon

  3. To show a hidden assignment, repeat steps 2 and 3. There will be one slight difference: the Hide option will be replaced with a Show option. 



Show numerical marks as a letter grades

  1. In the Gradebook, click on the Setup tab, then the Gradebook setup link
    gradebook setup

  2. For the item you wish to change, click the Edit link to the right of the assignment and select Edit settings
    click the edit settings icon

  3. Click the Show more… link to see advanced settings
    Show more link

  4. Change Grade display type to Letter
    set grade display type to letter

  5. Click the Save changes button


Set a passing mark/gradeThe passing grade is shaded green. The failing grade is shaded red.

When a passing grade is set, marks in the Gradebook are coloured to distinguish pass or fail. Any mark at or above the passing grade is coloured green, while any mark below the passing grade is coloured red.

A passing grade can be set for the topic total and for individual grade items.

The Grade to pass field also integrates with topic completion, and can be used as a pass mark for assignments, requiring students to resubmit until they've achieved the set passing grade.

Set a grade to pass for the topic total

  1. In the Gradebook, click on the Setup tab, then the Gradebook setup link
    Gradebok setup tab

  2. Click on the Edit link to the right of the topic name and select Edit settings
    Edit settings for topic total

  3. Click on the Show more… link within the Category total section

  4. Enter the passing grade (50) into the Grade to pass field
    Grade to pass field

  5. Click the Save changes button

Set a grade to pass for individual grade items

  1. In the Gradebook, click on the Setup tab, then the Gradebook setup link
    Gradebok setup tab

  2. For the item you wish to change, click the Edit link to the right of the item and select Edit settings


  3. Select the Show more... link within the Grade item section

  4. Enter the passing mark in the Grade to pass field. Do not enter the percentage – enter the numerical mark that students must achieve
    type a value into 'grade to pass'

  5. Click the Save changes button

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