Quick Grade Center Review!
- Needs Grading is the area into which Assignments, SafeAssignments, Tests, Blogs, Journals and Discussion Board Posts will land, if they have been designated as "graded" when you create them.
- Full Grade Center is a spread sheet that allows you to manage all grades.
Here's a peek at the Needs Grading area, showing several assignments that the instructor still needs to grade. To grade an item, just click on the student's "User Attempt."
And here we see an image of the Full Grade Center. Note the yellow exclamation marks indicates items that need grading.
To grade an item in the Full Grade Center, access the contextual menu (by hovering your mouse over the cell) for the item that needs grading, and click either View Grade Details, or on the "attempt."
Please review these instructions if you need to brush up on navigating or adding columns and grades to the full grade center!
Have you noticed that whenever you add a column (either manually or when you create an assignment etc.) the new column is always added to the far right side of the spread sheet? Have you ever wanted to re-arrange the spread sheet display? Have you wanted to FREEZE some columns so they always display, no matter if you scroll left-right? Say hello to Column Organization!
Click the Manage button on the Grade Center toolbar, and select Column Organization!
WAIT: before you go on... just note the columns on the left side of this image -- namely, Last Name, First Name, User Name....
The Column Organization screen enables you to freeze columns, re-arrange columns, and view important information about the columns as well. The result will be a perfectly arranged and organized Full Grade Center spread sheet!
Here's a general shot of the Column Organization screen -- showing the columns in a vertical list -- which is easier to read than the horizontal spread sheet. Columns at the top of the vertical list will appear on the far left side of the grade center spread sheet.
It's Cold in Here! Freezing Columns
Would you like some columns to stay put? Frozen.... Not Moving.... You can drag the columns up or down by hovering your mouse over the fancy "plus" icons on the left. Hold you left mouse button down -- and drag. Drag any of the columns above the gray "Everything above this line...." row, and these columns will always display --- even if you scroll over to the far right side of the spread sheet.
Do you have a merged course? Why not drag the Child Course ID column into the frozen zone? When you return to the Full Grade Center, you'll quickly be able to tell into which section students are enrolled.
Drag the remaining columns into the order you would like them to appear in the spread sheet. For example, in the image below, I arranged the columns so that all assignments and all tests are displayed together.
Always click SUBMIT at the top or bottom of the screen when you are finished.