After Assignments have been created, teachers can enter scores from the main Gradebook interface. This lesson guides users through entering scores, adding assignment comments, change the score format, and view Category averages.
Where to Start
This lesson beings assuming you have created your Categories and Assignments. For more information, visit Gradebook Setup Tools.
- Click directly on any cell to enter a grade, and can navigate across columns and rows using the arrow keys on the keyboard. Teachers can also navigate to the right using the Tab key, and navigate down using the Enter key. Using Shift with Enter or Tab will reverse the direction of movement.
Each grading cell, when clicked, will display a Delete Grade icon and a Fill Down icon . The Delete Grade icon will delete the current grade. The Fill Down icon will fill all empty cells in that column with the currently selected grade. The Link icon will display in a cell when an assignment score has been passed back from a learning tool provider.
- Past Due Assignments set to Blank will display the Past Due icon only. These assignments will be excluded from Category calculations, and therefore also excluded from Marking Period calculations. Past Due Assignments set to Zero will display both the Past Due icon and a zero (0). The zero (0) will be included in Category calculations, and therefore also included in Marking Period calculations.
- f enabled for the Assignment, the Free-text Comments icon will appear before the Assignment name in the column header and, during grade entry, in the grade entry cell . Click the Free-Text Comment icon to enter free-text comments.
- Enter your comment in the field. The free-text Comment entry window displays the tallies of Words and Characters/Max Characters.
- When finished, select Save.
- A Comment icon after the student’s score indicates that a Comment has been entered. Hover over the Comment icon to display the entered comment.
- Teachers can enter students’ Points Earned as a single “score” (for example, 80).
- When bonus points have been defined for an assignment, teachers MUST enter students’ Points Earned as “score + bonus” or “score + bonus - penalty” (for example, “75+5-2”, with or without spaces) in order to validate the bonus points. The order of the “+bonus” and “-penalty” options is interchangeable.
- Record points using “+bonus” and/or “-penalty” options (for example, “85+5”, with or without spaces). To use the “+bonus” option, teachers must first define the bonus points when creating or editing the assignment.
An error message appears when invalid scores are entered, explaining the invalid grade. The
invalid grade is cleared when users select OK.
The Category Averages display three sub-columns: Avg / Earned / Possible and the user can hide any (or all) of the sub-columns.
The Avg column displays the student’s average for the category. This is calculated as [the sum of Assignment Scores (assignment Points Earned divided by assignment Max. Points)] divided by [the number of assignments]. This calculation allows students to earn extra credit without penalizing those students who do not.
The Earned column displays the student’s Earned Points for the category, calculated as the sum of (assignment Points Earned multiplied by assignment Multipliers). The Possible column displays the sum of the assignment Max. Points for the category.
Undo / Save
- Grades that have been changed since the last Save are indicated by the green triangle in the upper left corner of the cell.
- The Status Bar in the bottom left corner of the Teacher Connect Gradebook indicates the most recent activity.
- Select Undo to undo the most recent grade change since the previous Save. Users cannot "Undo" grade changes once the Gradebook is saved.
- Select Save to save the Gradebook. A confirmation message will display after the Gradebook has saved.