Create grade items, publish grades to students and manage your feedback.

Setting up the Gradebook

The Grades Setup Wizard guides you through the gradebook setup.

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Access the Grades Setup Wizard

1. In your unit space on the navbar select Assessments, then Grades.
2. The Setup Wizard will automatically open if you have not set up a gradebook, alternatively, select the Setup Wizard tab.
3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, then select Start

select setup wizard then scroll down and select start


Setup Wizard

Step 1: Choose Grading System

1. Select Weighted, then Continue.

step 1 choose grading system weighted

Step 2: Choose Final Grade Released

1. Select Adjusted Final Grade, then Continue.

step 2 final grade released

Step 3: Grade Calculations

1. Ungraded items: Select Treat ungraded items as 0. This scores items 0 until a grade is published or entered.

2. Auto Update: Tick the Automatically keep final grade updated to automatically update final grade

3. Click Continue.

step 3 grade calculation

Step 4: Choose Default Grade Scheme

1. In the Default Scheme column select a default scheme. You may select the Preview icon to view before selecting.

  • HE Grading Scheme - for Higher Education Undergraduate or Postgraduate Coursework programs.
  • Honours Degrees Grading Scheme - Postgraduate Research or Honours Years, Honours Degrees and Degrees with Honours programs.

For more details see: Creating a Grade Scheme

2. Click Continue.

step 4 choose default grade scheme

Step 5: Managing View Display Options

1. Enter 2 decimal places to display, then Continue.

step 5 managing view display options 

Step 6: Student View Display Options

This step allows you to control what grade information is displayed to students.

6.1. Grade Details

1. Select the Grade Details you would like to be visible to students. 

  • Select - Points grade: Shows students the grade value is given, for example, 6/10.
  • Select - Weighted grade: Shows students how much the grade item is worth concerning its category or final grade weight.
  • Select - Grade scheme symbol: Shows students the scheme level they received on a grade item. For example, P, C, D, HD.
  • Don't Select - Grade scheme colour: Shows students a colour associated with the scheme level they received. You must also select a grade scheme symbol for this option to work.

6.2 Number of Decimals and Characters

  • Enter 2 decimal places to display
  • Enter 15 text characters to display

6.3 Final Grade Calculation

  • Don't select.

2. Click Continue.

step 7 student view display options 

Step 7: Grades Setup Summary

The final step summarises the choices you made while setting up your grade book.

1. Review the settings, if you wish to make any changes, click Go Back and updated.

2. When ready, click Finish to complete your gradebook setup.

grades setup summary 1grades setup summary 2


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