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Gradebook: Letter Grades

You can change the course total or a category total to display letter grades in the gradebook.

Set a Single Gradebook Category to Display Letter Grades

Expand the Actions Menu (Gear Icon) from the top-right corner of the page.

Select the Gradebook Setup option.

Locate the Category or Course total you wish to display as a letter grade.

Click the edit menu and select Edit Settings from the options.

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Expand the Category total section and click the Show more… link

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Change the value of Grade display type to in an option that includes at least a mention of Letter

NOTE: you can display more than one value, the default as of Spring Term 2016 is Real (Percent) which will display their point score followed by the earned percent in parenthesis like 259 (70%) in a Natural gradebook with a maximum point value of 370.

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Scroll to the bottom of this page.

Click the Save changes button.

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Letter Grades: Change Value Range in Course

Expand the Actions Menu (Gear Icon) from the top-right corner of the page.

Select the Gradebook Setup option.

Click into the Letters tab of the gradebook so you can make changes.

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Click the Edit tab to change these values if they don’t match those in your Syllabus.

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Check the Override site defaults check-box to the enabled editing on this page.

Change the number value in the second columns to the new low range.

NOTE: in this case I modified D to not include anything lower than 65% (65.00000) to match my syllabus.  It was previously set to 60% (60.00000).

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Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Click the Save changes button.

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Confirm your changes on the next page:

  • Ensure the actual number values match your intended ranges.
  • A blue text-box should appear at the top of the screen and read something like “The default grade letters are currently overridden.”
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