Grade Settings

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  1. Select the course for which you would like to configure grading of students.

  2. To configure your course to grade students the way you would like, in the Administration block in the left column, under Course administration click the Grades link:




  3. In the upper left corner of this page, there is a drop down menu with different grade setup options:




  4. Each grading option has its own set of instructions. Click the link below for instructions and they will open in a new tab/window. Follow them in this order:

    1. Scales - If you would like to create a scale, click this link to learn how to create a scale.
    2. Outcomes - If you have created one or more scales and plan to use outcomes, click this link for instructions on how to create outcomes.
    3. Categories and Items - If you have different grading categories (homework, quizzes, tests, exams, participation, etc.), click this link to learn how to set up your grading categories.
    4. Letters - There are percentage ranges assigned to letter grades (A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, etc.) for you to review. If you don't agree with these percentages and grades, you can modify them.
    5. Settings - Grade settings determine how the grade book appears for all participants in the course.
    6. My Preferences - Teachers can set their preferences for the grader report. These settings will apply to all courses for that teacher.


    View, Import and Export are more related to viewing, importing and exporting grades. If you haven't created any items that are graded in this course, and/or if students have not participated in any graded items, it would be best to visit the View tab when you have created graded items in this course, and best to visit Import or Export after students have participated in graded items.