Introduction This guide will help you to understand the grade book and the items in it.
Where is the gradebook?
Go into any course in which you are enrolled. Once there, click the Tools button in the left column. You will see a listing of tools.
Locate and click on the My Grades link. Your gradebook for this course will appear.
What do these mean?
In Progress = This can mean 1 of 2 things. If you instructor has allowed you to take a test and complete it later, then it will have a lock. Also if you professor has set the test to Force Completion and for some reason you have left the test you will have a lock, and you will need to contact the professor to see if they can reset the test for you to take it again.
No Information = This means that you have not taken the exam or done the assignment.
Needs Grading = If you have an item that needs to be graded by your professor then you will have a . Once the item has been graded then this will change to a grade.
Grading Error = This will happen if there is a error in grading the item.
Completed = This is for an item that has a complete / incomplete option. This item may or may not have points.
Analyzing Your Gradebook
Item name is the name of the assignment, assessment, discussion, etc.
Date is either the date the assignment was created by the instructor or the date you submitted an assignment.
If the item is underlined then you can click the grade to view your instructor's comments or retrieve additional information about the assignment. If there is no underline, like in Test D above, then it is an item that the professor has manually added, and no additional information is available.
Points Possible is the maximum number of points that you can get.
The class average is not a perfect measure, as students who have not yet completed the item count towards the class average as zero points. Because you never know how many students have or have not submitted assignments, the average may look very low or high depending on the size of the sample of students completed.
If your instructor weights grades, you may see a percentage in the Weight column. This is the percent this item holds out of the total 100% grade of the course.