Adding a Grade Center Column

From the Grade Center spreadsheet, you can view grades the system automatically adds to the Grade Center, edit grades, and create new Grade Center columns. To add a gradable column to the Grade Center:

1. Click the Evaluation section of the Control Panel, then select the Grade Center link on the expanded menu.

Evaluation menu

2. Click the Create Column button.

Create column button

3. Provide a column name. This will be displayed in the instructor Grade Center view, as well as the student "My Grades" view.

By default, grades will be entered and displayed as a score. This can be changed to display a letter grade, percentage, complete/incomplete, and text entry. Secondary display options are visible within the instructor view only.

If weighting by category will be used in Grade Center calculations, assign the category now. Categories can be modified or added later, as needed.

Assign a points possible value for the column.

To provide a due date, which will be displayed in the My Grades area for students, select the radio button and enter a due date.

By default, the column being created will be included in grade center calculations and visible within the My Grades section for students. Course average is not displayed by default. All of these settings can be modified at the time of creation or at a later time.

Click Submit to create the column and return to the Grade Center. The new grade column will now be displayed.