1. Enter grades manually in spreadsheet view
  2. Enter grades manually in standard view (By grade item)
  3. Enter Feedback

For assessments that are created using a D2L Brightspace tool, such as a quiz or discussion forum, you can create a grade item within the tool so that grades will automatically be added to the gradebook. For assessments that are graded outside of Brightspace, you need to create a grade item, then manually enter student grades into the gradebook. Examples of assessments where you may need to manually enter grades include participation grades, offline midterms, and student presentation grades.

There are two ways you can manually enter grades in Brightspace:

  • Spreadsheet viewEnter grades for all students and all grade items in a single spreadsheet view.
  • Standard view (By grade item)Enter grades for a single grade item for an individual student, or all students in the course.

Enter grades manually in spreadsheet view

  1. Log in to Brightspace using your MyCarletonOne credentials. 
  2. On the Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
      • Click on the course tile under the My Courses widget.
      • Click the Course Selector Grid  and select the course from the drop-down menu. If you are enrolled in more than 20 courses, you can search for the course name using the search bar.
  3. In the navbar, click Progress.
  4. In the drop-down menu, select Grades.  
  5. Click Enter grades.
  6. Click Switch to Spreadsheet view.
    NOTE: You can return to standard view at any time by clicking Switch to Standard View.
  7. Locate the grade column for the item you wish to grade and enter the grades for each student.
    TIP: You can search for a specific student using the search field above the grades table. Click Show Search options to filter search results, or use the view by drop-down menu to view course groups.
  8. Click Save when you have finished entering grades.

Enter grades manually in standard view (By grade item)

  1. Log in to Brightspace using your MyCarletonOne credentials. 
  2. On the Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
      • Click on the course tile under the My Courses widget.
      • Click the Course Selector Grid  and select the course from the drop-down menu. If you are enrolled in more than 20 courses, you can search for the course name using the search bar.
  3. In the navbar, click Progress.
  4. In the drop-down menu, select Grades.  
  5. Click Enter grades.
  6. Scroll down to the grades table and click the arrow next to the grade item you wish to grade.
  7. In the drop-down menu, select Enter Grades.
  8. Enter a grade in the grade column for each student.
    TIP: You can search for a specific student using the search field above the grades table. Click Show Search options to filter search results, or use the view by drop-down menu to view course groups.
  9. To enter feedback, click the pencil icon in the feedback column.
  10. Click Save.

Enter Feedback

NOTE: If you are linking grade items to Brightspace activities (e.g. Assignments, Discussions, etc), we recommend that you add or upload feedback in those tools rather than adding feedback in the Gradebook.

  1. Log in to Brightspace using your MyCarletonOne credentials. 
  2. On the Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
      • Click on the course tile under the My Courses widget.
      • Click the Course Selector Grid  and select the course from the drop-down menu. If you are enrolled in more than 20 courses, you can search for the course name using the search bar.
  3. In the navbar, click Progress.
  4. In the drop-down menu, select Grades.  
  5. Click Enter grades.
  6. Click the arrow next to the grade item (column) you want to add feedback to, then select Enter Grades.   
  7. Locate the name of the student you want to provide feedback for, then click the pencil icon under the Feedback column.
  8. In the pop-up window, enter your feedback in the HTML Editor. You can use the Insert Stuff , Insert Image , or Insert Quicklink icons to insert feedback files for your students.
    TIP: You have the option to record a feedback video within Brightspace using the Video Note feature. To record a video note, click the insert stuff icon in the HTML editor, then select Video Note. See the Creating Video Notes page for more information about video notes in Brightspace.
    TIP: Use the preview icon to view how your feedback will appear to students.
  9. You have the option to enter private comments that will only be visible to instructors and TAs with grading privileges.
  10. When you have finished entering your feedback, click Save.

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