Grader Report (gradebook):  THE BASICS

Accessing the gradebook
Layout
View Tab
Setup Tab 
Key Terms (Grade Item vs. Category, Weights vs. Max Grade)

Accessing the cuLearn Gradebook

In cuLearn, the gradebook can be accessed from the Course administration menu on the left side of your course page. This is where you will add grade items (create columns), enter grades, view course totals and export/import grades. Grades4

Layout

The general layout for the Grader report is displayed in the image below.  For most grading applications you will be in the View or Setup tab.

  1. View Tab:  From the View tab you can enter (and edit) student grades and view your updated class list.

    When you click on Grades from the Course administration section on your main course page, you will automatically be taken to the View tab of the gradebook.  From this view you can see your updated class list, enter/review student grades and switch from Grader report (default) to Grade history, Single view or  User report.

    NEW FEATURES (outlined in red in below image)
    Single view Allows you to view and enter a specific grade item for all students or one student in your class; allows you to examine/change one User’s entire grade report.

    Grade historyAllows you to select specific students, grade items and/or graders and view the grading history for certain dates.

  2. Setup Tab:  From the Setup tab you can set up your gradebook (add grade items, add weights and max. grades).

    The Setup tab is used to set up your gradebook.  Here, you can enter weights for each grade item, alter a grade item’s maximum grade (if the grade item was created in the gradebook) and Hide/Show a particular grade item, the course total, or the entire course.

    For guidance on gradebook setup, please go to Set up your gradebook.

    Key Terms (See above image)

    1. Add grade item:  Any piece of work a student submits for assessment or evaluation purposes (that will count toward their final grade) is a Grade item.
    2.  Add category:  A category should only be used to group similar types of assessments in the gradebook. For example, a category might be used to group all course assignments or all journals.
    3. Weights:  Each grade item (or category) can be worth a specified percentage/portion of the Course Total.  For example, a midterm exam might be worth 30% of the Course Total; Participation might be worth 10% of the Course Total.
    4. Max grade:  The Max grade indicates the maximum number of points a student can achieve on a given assessment piece (default = 100.0).  The Max grade does NOT have to equal the weight.  For example, a Final Exam might worth 75 points but have a weight of 50% (of the Course Total).