Grades Setup Wizard

VERSION 10.3 AND HIGHER

The Grades Setup Wizard is used to create a gradebook in a Desire2Learn course if one does not exist or if a different type of Gradebook is desired. This wizard is an easy way to pick and choose the various options at one time. There are three grading systems to choose from: weighted, points and formula. Documentation on the Desire2Learn Resource Center provides information about the gradebook tool, selecting a grading system and a grading scheme. By clicking any of the links in the list below, you will navigate away from the UW-Platteville Knowledgebase Website.

REQUIRED:
  • Instructor Access to a Desire2Learn course.
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
  1. Log into Desire2Learn.
  2. Select a course.
  3. Click Grades from the main menu.
  4. Choose Setup Wizard from the Grades menu.
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Grades Setup Wizard
  1. If a gradebook exists in the course, this page will describe the current settings. To change an option, click Settings. This will be described later in the Quickguide.
  2. To run the Wizard again, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Start button.
Note: The Setup Wizard can be run multiple times. If grades have already been assigned to students, it is not advisable to run the Setup Wizard again. If many of the options need to be changed or that type of gradebook (weighted, points, formula) is changing, it is best to run the Wizard and not use Settings.
  1. Scroll down and click the Start button.
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Step 1 of Grades Setup Wizard
  1. Choose the type of Gradebook: Weighted, Points or Custom.
  2. Click Continue to proceed to Step 2 or Cancel to exit.
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Step 2 of Grades Setup Wizard
  1. Choose which Final Grade will be released to students. 
  2. Click Continue to go to Step 3, Go Back to return to Step 1 or Cancel to exit.
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Step 3 of Grades Setup Wizard
  1. Select treatment of ungraded items.  Note: Click the gray question marks for additional information.
  2. Choose Auto or Manual update of final grade.
  3. Click Continue to go to Step 4, Go Back to return to Step 2 or Cancel to exit.
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Step 4 of Grades Setup Wizard
  1. Choose the Grade Scheme.  By default, a grade scheme using the +/- system is chosen. 
  2. Click Continue to go to Step 5, Go Back to return to Step 3 or Cancel to exit.
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Step 5 of Grades Setup Wizard
  1. Enter the number of decimal places to store for each points based grade items and final scores.
  2. Click Continue to go to Step 6, Go Back to return to Step 4 or Cancel to exit.
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Step 6 of Grades Setup Wizard
  1. Check the Grade Details that students can view.  
  2. Enter the number of decimal places students will see for point-calculated grade items.
  3. Enter the number of characters to display for text items - titles, etc.
  4. Check if students will be able to see the final grade calculation.
  5. Click Continue to go to Step 6, Go Back to return to Step 4 or Cancel to exit.
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Step 7 of Grades Setup Wizard
  1. Review the setup. Click Finish to save the setup, Go Back to return to Step 6, or Cancel to exit.
If you have questions, please contact the DLC Help Desk at 608.342.1303, or 877.854.3083. You can also visit the DLC Help Desk's web page for information on hours of availability.




Keywords:grades setup wizard d2l faculty   Doc ID:53281
Owner:Beth A.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2015-06-25 14:45 CDTUpdated:2017-03-26 15:00 CDT
Sites:UW Platteville
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