How do I setup my gradebook?


Find and adjust gradebook settings for all courses under "course settings" within the course editor tool.

From here one can enable:

  • Gradebook options
  • Multi-outcome scoring
  • Grading categories
  • Objective mastery
  • Grade scales


From the homepage click on the "editor" icon located on the course that needs the gradebook set up.


Click the "tools" icon located in the top toolbar.


From the drop down menu select "course settings".


This page allows for access to all gradebook settings.



Gradebook options


Within "gradebook options" choose the:

  • Passing score
  • Grade scale
  • Course grade view



Multi-outcome Scoring


Within "multi-outcome scoring" select:

  • Color of outcome
  • Weight of outcome
  • Percent of outcome
  • Delete an outcome
  • Add an outcome

Note: Double-check your activities if deleting an outcome, as deleting an outcome assigned to activities will affect the gradebook and scores.



Grade Categories


Within "grade categories" select:

  • Categories to include in final grade
  • Categories to exclude in final grade

Note: If using Multi-outcome scoring, leave this category blank, or delete the "exclude" category and only use the "include" category.



Objective Mastery


Within "objective mastery" select:

  • Objective mastery threshold
  • Grade scale
  • Minimum number of questions for a formative assessment
  • Minimum score able to receive on a formative assessment
  • Minimum number of questions on a remediation assessment
  • Minimum score able to be received on a remediation assessment



Grade Scales


Within "grade scales":

  • Adjust the different grading scales needed for this course
  • Delete grading scales that are not needed
  • Add custom grading scales


See this article for more information on how to set up grade scales.


Now the course gradebook has been set up. Select "save" located in the top toolbar.




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    Miriam Giardina

    As of 2018, grade categories do not exist in the teacher course editor menu. Grade categories included the feature of dropping the lowest grade from that category. Will that be returned or is it permanently gone? It was a wonderful feature. 

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