1. How to Enter Grades in Gradebook
  2. How to Grade Online, cuLearn Assignments
    1. To Upload Feedback Files:
    2. To Add a Feedback Comment:
  3. How to Assign Marking to TAs
  4. How to View Cross-Listed Course Grades Separately

The cuLearn Grader report is essentially the course gradebook in table format. Here, you will find an updated class list as well as student grades for all assessed cuLearn activities (such as assignments, quizzes, lessons, etc.) you have deployed in your course. cuLearn automatically creates columns for these activities and adds student grades as they are input into the learning environment.

There are a few options for viewing the grader report. Save all the changes you have made in gradebook by clicking Update before you click on these options/icons to collapse or expand gradebook columns.

How to Enter Grades in Gradebook

Most grades will be entered automatically into the gradebook when you mark individual assignments. It is best to avoid manually entering grades into the gradebook unless you need to override a mark due to a late penalty or similar circumstance.

NOTE: NEVER manually enter a grade into Category total or Course total; doing so will make the total score you entered permanent.

NOTE: NEVER manually edit a grade for an online, cuLearn assignment in the Grader Report view. If this assignment has already been graded within the assignment tool, the manual change in the Grader Report will not be changed in the assignment tool.

If you do need to override a grade, here are the steps to do so:

  1. Though you can edit grades when you Turn Editing On, cuLearn responds better to entering grades when you Turn Editing Off.
  2. Navigate to the (first) student name.
  3. Click inside the grade item column.
  4. Type in the grade for the student in the solid box (the one with a perforated border is for comments).
  5. Click the next student’s grade cell or hit Enter
    • NOTE: Hitting Enter ensures your grade has been saved. (The highlighted background you see after entering a grade in the gradebook informs you that the grade has been entered/altered manually).

How to Grade Online, cuLearn Assignments

  1. Log in to cuLearn using your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. Click on your course link.
  3. On your course page, click on the Assignment you wish to grade.
    OR
    Click on the Grades tab in the navigation menu. Under the View tab > Grader Report, click on the name of the assignment in the top row of the grader report table.
  4. When the Grading summary page is displayed, if you wish to grade a group rather than the entire class/all participants (and if your Assignment has been set up in Separate Groups), select your group from the drop-down menu near the top of the page.
  5. At the bottom of the page, click the View all submissions link.
  6. Under the Grade column, click on the Grade button for a particular student. This opens the assignment quick grading tool for the individual student’s submission.
  7. Download the submitted file or view the online text submission.
  8. Enter a numerical grade for the student.
  9. Provide feedback in the Feedback Comments text box and/or upload a Feedback File.
  10. Select whether or not you would like to Notify your student via email that their assignment has been graded. It is advisable to hold off notifying the students until all submissions have been graded.                                                                                                       
  11. Click Save changes or Save and show next to grade the following student submission.

Once you save the assignment grade, that grade will automatically be entered into the gradebook and is viewable in Grader Report.

To Upload Feedback Files:

  1. Click on the assignment name on your course homepage to access the summary page.
  2. Click View/Grade all submissions.
  3. In the Grading action drop-down menu, choose Upload multiple feedback files in a zip.                                         
  4. Click Choose a file…to upload zipped assignment files to cuLearn, or drag and drop the compressed/zipped file to the arrow and wait for the file name to appear in the box.                        
  5. Click Import feedback file(s).
  6. The Confirmation box will list all the feedback files and student names that will be imported.
  7. Click Confirm; the next screen summarizes the changes.
  8. Click Continue.
  9. On the Grading Table page, you can check your feedback files by enabling Quick grading (see Options at the bottom of the page) and scrolling horizontally, if needed.

To Add a Feedback Comment:

  1. Click on the assignment name on your course homepage to access the summary page.
  2. Click View/Grade all submissions.
  3. In Assignment Grading page table, enter your feedback in the Feedback Comments text box for each student.

How to Assign Marking to TAs

The setting to assign marking to TAs can be accessed either (1) when you create an assignment or (2) by editing the assignment settings after it has been created.

  1. Create a new assignment or go to the editing view of an existing assignment (to access the editing view go to the course homepage, turn editing on, and click Edit > Edit Settings beside the assignment name).
  2. Scroll to the Grade heading.
  3. In the Use marking workflow drop down menu, select Yes. This allows graders to indicate where they are in the grading process and allows all grades to be released at once. This option MUST be selected in order to select Use marking allocation.    
  4. In the Use marking allocation drop down menu, select Yes. This allows you to assign different TAs to specific student assignments (or specific group assignments).      
  5. Click Save and Display at the bottom of the page. This will bring you to the grading summary for the assignment.
  6. Click View all submissions.
  7. On this page you need to choose a selection of students to assign to a TA to mark. To do this, use the check boxes in the left column of the table.
  8. Once you have selected the students you would like to assign to a TA, scroll to the bottom of the page and use the dropdown menu underneath the table to select “Set allocated marker”.
  9. Click Go.
  10. A pop up box will appear. Press OK.
  11. Use the Allocated Marker drop down menu to select the TA.
  12. Press Save changes.
  13. Repeat steps 6-11 above to assign marking to additional TAs.

For detailed instructions on how to allocate assignments for marking by a TA, please watch the video below.

How to View Cross-Listed Course Grades Separately

When teaching a cross-listed course, you may want to view the grades of each section of the course separately. To do this, please follow the steps listed below:

  1. Click on the Gear Icon on the right side of your course page.
  2. In the drop-down menu, select Edit Settings.
  3. Click on the Groups heading (close to the bottom of the page).
  4. In the Group mode drop-down menu, select Separate groups.    
  5. Click Save and display.
  6. In the Navigation bar, click Grades.                                                    
  7. A drop-down menu will now appear in the View > Grader Report tab of your gradebook. Click on the drop-down menu to select the section of the course you would like to view.    

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