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How do I adjust settings in the grade book? Administration | Grades

Adjust Settings

Use settings in Grades to adjust the display of the grade book for both yourself and your students.

  • Personal Display Options: used to adjust the personal display of your grade book.
  • Org Unit Display Options: used to adjust the display for students.
  • Calculation Options: used to change how assessments are calculated and how the final grade is displayed.

Personal Display Options

  • Navigate to Administration in the navbar of your course.
  • Click Grades.
  • Click Settings. You will be directed to the tab Personal Display Options.
  1. User Details:
    • Username is turned on by default, deselect this option if you do not want to see the usernames (s-numbers) in the list of participants.
    • At Radboud University the organizational ID is the same as the username, so if you have selected Username you do not need to select Org Defined ID.
  2. Grade Details:
    • Select Points grade if you wish to see how many points (out of the maximum) a student has acquired.
    • Select Weighted grade if you wish to see the assessment compared to the final grade. 
    • Select Grade scheme symbol if you wish to see the symbol of the matching grade scheme.
    • Select Grade scheme colour if you wish to see the colour of the matching grade scheme with the assessment.
  3. Use Number of characters to display for text items to fill in how many characters are being displayed in the grade book before it is cut off. This text contains the names of the grade items and grade categories.
  4. Repeat Final Grades:
    • Select Repeat calculated final grade at the start of the user list if you wish to see the column containing the final grade Brightspace calculated in the first column of the table with grades.
    • Select Repeat adjusted final grade at the start of the user list if you wish to see the final grade you possibly adapted in the first column of the table with grades.
  5. Use Start Page to select to which tab you go when navigating to Grades.
  6. Click  Save to save your changes. Then click Close to return to the grade book.

Org Unit Display Options

  1. Navigate to the second tab in Settings.
  2. Fill in how many decimals will be displayed below Decimals Displayed.
  3. Select how students will see their grades below Grade Details: as a weighed grade compared to the final grade (Points grade) , as symbol from the grade scheme (Grade scheme symbol) , and/or colour coded (Grade scheme color).
  4. Use Number of characters to display for text items to fill in how many characters are being displayed in the grade book before it is cut off. This text is a text of a Text grade item.
  5. Select Allow users to add their grades to their ePortfolio if students are allowed to transfer their grades to their ePortfolio.
  6. Click Save to save your changes. Then click Close to return to the grade book.

Calculation Options

  1. Navigate to the third tab under Settings.
  2. Choose the way in which you want to calculate the grades under Grading System.
    • Weighted: grade categories will be weighed as a percentage of the final grade. Grade items will be weighed as a percentage of the category of the final grade (if they are not part of a category).
    • Points: the grade is the total amount of points received from grade items.
    • Formula: the student receives points for each grade item, and its contribution to the final grade will be calculated using a previously created formula.
  3. Below Final Grade Released you can select whether the final grade students see will be the grade Brightspace calculated (Calculated Final Grade) or the grade you adjusted (Adjusted Final Grade). Select Automatically release final grade if you want the final grade to be released to the student immediately. This will only happen if you have selected  Calculated Final Grade. Releasing an Adjusted Final Grade must happen manually. 
  4. Below Grade Calculations choose whether ungraded grade items are dropped or count as a zero. Select Automatically keep final grades updated if you want the final grade to be adjusted after each change.
  5. Click on Save to save your changes. Then click Close to return to the grade book.