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 - changing 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 the Gradebook setup link 
    Gradebook setup tab
  2.  For the item you wish to hide, select the Edit link to the right of the assignment and then click the Hide/Show link. This closes the eye and greys out the assignment

    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 instead.


Show numerical marks as a letter grade

  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 Show more… to see advanced settings
  4. Change Grade display type to Letter

    set grade display type to letter
  5. Click the save changes button


Set a passing mark/grade

The passing grade is shaded green. The failing grade is shaded red.When a passing grade is set, marks are coloured depending on whether they pass or fail. Any mark at or above the passing grade is coloured green, while any mark below the passing grade is coloured red.

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 a pass mark.

  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 assignment and select Edit settings
  3. Select the Show more... link within the Category total section
  4. Enter the passing mark in the Grade to pass field. Do not enter the percentage – enter the numerical mark that students have to get

    type a value into 'grade to pass'

  5.  Click the save changes button

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