Grade Book: How do I find the columns I imported into my course Grade Book? How do I make these imported columns visible to students so they can see their grade?
Grade Book: Change Settings for Imported Columns
All new columns created during import are created as Text columns in the online Grade Book; Text columns cannot be used in grade calculations. Also, new columns created during import are NOT marked as a Grade Column or Released to Students.
Columns must be grade-related to be viewed from the main Grades tab in the Grade Book and if you intend to use that column in grade calculations. Columns must be Released to Students if you want them to see their grade in their My Grades area of the course. The reason imported columns are not automatically released to students is so that you have time to review the data and ensure it is correct before making it visible to students.
Step 1: From the Grade Book, click the .
Step 2: Scroll to the far right to find new columns and confirm the grades are correct.
Step 3: Click the Grade Book Options button, then Column Settings.
Step 4: In Column Settings,
- Scroll to the far right to find new columns.
TIP: It is more convenient to do the following tasks in the order shown, especially if you plan to convert the column type, release the grades to students, and make the column gradable all at once:
If you are ready to release the grades to your students, click the first No link.
If you are ready to make the column gradable, click the second No link, which also "copies" it the main Grades view.
Under the heading for the new column, click Text to convert the column to Numeric to use it in calculated grade formulas. In the pop-up window,
Make sure the New Value is Numeric and click Save. On the Confirm New Values screen,
- If you are ready to release the grades to your students, click the first No link.
From the View All tab, i f you made the column gradable, click the Grades tab and scroll to the far right to verify the column type and data.
TIP: To update the number of decimals and/or total points possible for imported columns, click the Grade Book Options button again and then Column Settings. Find your columns and the Column Settings button again to set the following for the new column(s):
Number of Decimals (e.g., use 2 if you want to award points in 1/4 increments, such as 9.25)
- Maximum value for the column
From the Column Settings screen, to return to the main Grade Book view, click the Grade Book link in the breadcrumbs area.
If you have any further questions, please contact us for support. Thank you.
- WebCampus Support
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