Grading

Hand grading papers with colored pens and highlighters

There are many ways to grade in Brightspace. Refer to the resources below to get started, or connect with the OIT for more help and assistance.

Setup Gradebook Settings

Ensure that your grade center is setup to align with your Syllabus. Determine whether you will be using a points-based, weighted, or a unique formula grading system. Then make sure your grading scheme matches the values from your syllabus and your grade columns meet your needs.

Ensure Final Grade Accuracy

There are two gradebook setting options for how to determine the “Final Grade” for students:

  1. Treat ungraded items as Zero (default setting): each assessments not submitted/scored will result in “Zero” points
  2. Drop ungraded items: any assessments not submitted/scored will have no impact on the final grade

Follow along with this guide to alter your grade book settings to meet your needs.

Student/Instructor View

Establish what visibility settings for the grade columns you want to see and what you want students to see.

There are many ways to grade in Brightspace. Consider using the QuickEval to grade submissions in bulk or navigate directly to the grade center or assessment submission space to score individual students.

You may also find additional assessment resources on assignments, discussions, or quizzes helpful by visiting this webpage.

Ensure Final Grade Accuracy

There are two gradebook setting options for how to determine the “Final Grade” for students:

  1. Treat ungraded items as Zero (default setting): each assessments not submitted/scored will result in “Zero” points
  2. Drop ungraded items: any assessments not submitted/scored will have no impact on the final grade

Follow along with this guide to alter your grade book settings to meet your needs.

Release Final Grade in Brightspace

It is important to ensure that the “Final Grade” for your course is released to your students. Refer to these resources to set this up correctly.

Enter Final Grades

The Grade Submit Tool is now available in Brightspace.

This tool will accommodate sending grades from Brightspace to Banner/myPNW. Whether you are using Calculated Grades, Adjusted Grades, or creating your own Final Grade column, these resources can help you with a smooth grade submit.

 

Previewing what the learner sees in the Grades area is an easy way for Instructors to check their grade setup and ensure a student can view feedback on assessments.

If you need to check whether students viewed feedback from a submission space in your course, refer to this guide.

There may be times when you want to award extra credit to students in Brightspace. This resource highlights how to accomplish this successfully.

To ensure students can see your feedback and points associated with your rubric, be sure to click a value for each row/column and then also provide a point total to the students for each row/column. If you save the scoring as a draft, be sure to publish the feedback and score so that students can see their grade.

This website will also highlight best practices for grading using rubrics.

A “Similarity Report” will display for assignments using Turnitin. These resources can assist you in understanding the score displayed so that you can discuss with students and provide appropriate feedback.

If you need further assistance, contact The OIT for support. Visit our main website for up to date hours of operation and ways to get in touch.

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