Step 1: Navigating the Grade Book

Understanding how to move around within the grade book is a great first step.

When you click grades from the left-hand Administration block, the default page view is the “grader report.”  This shows your student class list and, eventually, all of the grade items for the course.  When you are ready to add grades, you will do so on this grader report page.

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The default grader report page for a course that has yet to be set up:

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Any time you need to alter your grade book (set up categories and items, adjust weighting, change report settings, etc.) you do so via the drop-down menu in the upper left-hand corner of the grader report screen:

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The drop-down choices will allow you to perform different actions.

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Now that you understand how to navigate the grade book, let’s look at some important terminology.