Trunk User GuideTrunk User Guide Gradebook2How do I connect the Gradebook2 to the Assignments tool?

How do I connect the Gradebook2 to the Assignments tool?

Go to the Assignment tool.

Go to the Assignment tool.

Click Add (or edit and existing assignment).

Click Add (or edit and existing assignment).

Under Grade Scale, select Points and enter a number of maximum points.

Under Grade Scale, select Points and enter a number of maximum points.

All Assignments connected to the Gradebook must be graded by points.  If your Gradebook is set up for grading by percentages or letter grades, the Assignment tool will automatically convert the points to percentages or letter grades.

Option 1 - Under Grading, select "Add Assignment to Gradebook".

Option 1 - Under Grading, select "Add Assignment to Gradebook".

Making this connection creates a new item in the Gradebook 2 tool. Note; If you use this type of Gradebook connection you cannot add (or edit) the student's grade in the Gradebook spreadsheet column.  All grades come from the Assignment tool.

Option 2 - Under Grading, select "Associate with existing Gradebook entry".

Option 2 - Under Grading, select "Associate with existing Gradebook entry".

Making this connection send the grades to an existing item in the Gradebook2 tool. Note; If you use this type of Gradebook connection you add (or edit) the student's grade in both the Assignments tool AND in the the Gradebook spreadsheet column.

Select the rest of the Assignment properties, then click Post.

Select the rest of the Assignment properties, then click Post.

Option 1 - If you selected "Add Assignment to Gradebook", a new item will be added to the Gradebook.

Option 1 - If you selected "Add Assignment to Gradebook", a new item will be added to the Gradebook.

By default, the assessment item is placed in an "unassigned" category (if you are using categories) and it is displayed in Blue, which means that the grades can be see in the gradebook as soon as they released in the Assignment tool.

Option 1 - Right-click the name of the grade item and select "Edit this grade item".

Option 1 - Right-click the name of the grade item and select "Edit this grade item".

This displays the Edit Item panel on the right.

Option 1 - Change the Category to the Selected Category, then click Save Close.

Option 1 - Change the Category to the Selected Category, then click Save Close.

Note: as an alternative, you can drag and drop the grade item into the proper category, however, this does not work well with some browsers.

Option 1 - Example:

Option 1 - Example:

Option 2 - If you selected "Associate with existing Gradebook entry", the Assignment grade will be associated with the selected existing Gradebook entry.

Option 2 - If you selected "Associate with existing Gradebook entry", the Assignment grade will be associated with the selected existing Gradebook entry.

Note: The item is not automatically set to be released to students.

Option 1 - Grading - Go to the Assignments tool, click Grade for the assignment.

Option 1 - Grading - Go to the Assignments tool, click Grade for the assignment.

Option 1 - Grading - Click Grade for the specific student's submission.

Option 1 - Grading - Click Grade for the specific student's submission.

Option 1 - Grading - Enter a Grade for the student assignment.

Option 1 - Grading - Enter a Grade for the student assignment.

Option 1 - Grading - Click "Save and Release" or "Save and Don't Release"

Option 1 - Grading - Click "Save and Release" or "Save and Don't Release"

Clicking "Save and Release" will post the Grade in both the Assignment tool and in the Gradebook tool.

Clicking "Save and Don't Release" will save the Grade but the Student will not see the grade in either the Assignment tool or the Gradebook tool.

Option 1 - Grading - Note; Instructors can optionally "Release All" grades at once on the Assignment Submission list page.

Option 1 - Grading - Note; Instructors can optionally "Release All" grades at once on the Assignment Submission list page.

Option 1 - Grading - Example of grade displayed in Gradebook tool.

Note: Option 1 does not allow the instructor to add/edit the grade in the Gradebook spreadsheet.  All grades must come from the Assignment tool and must be released for the student to see them.

Option 2 - Grading - Go to the Gradebook tool, checkmark the grade item so it is displayed in the right spreadsheet.

The grading process for Option 2 is the same as for Option 1.  However, Option 2 allows instructors to add/edit  grades in the Gradebook spreadsheet.