Grading and publishing to students
The Grades tool lets you set up a gradebook and record students’ scores in VU Collaborate. Grade items can be tied to other unit objects, such as quizzes, or discussion forums or they can exist independently representing a workplace observation or oral presentations.
Entering Grades into the Gradebook
Step 1: Access Grades
To enter grades for independent grade items, go to Grades from the Results menu in the navbar.
Note : Grades that are linked to quizzes or assessment dropboxes will automatically move to the gradebook and don’t need to be entered manually.
Step 2: Switch view
Go to the Enter Grades tab to enter, import, and export grades for your students. You can switch between the standard view of the grade book and a spreadsheet view that allows you to enter grades directly into the User List.
Step 3: Enter Grades manually
From Spreadsheet View, you can enter grades manually for grade items that exist independently. Next to the grade item, click Grade All from the context menu.
Step 4: Finalise grades
Enter grades in the Grade fields, and if you want to add comments click the Enter Comments icon. Click Save and Yes to reflect these changes.
Note: These Grades can be changed or updated at any time. To see history of updates, click on the Event Log which records when a grade is updated and by whom.
Confirming the Final Grades
Before publishing results to students, you have to confirm the Final Grades. Step 2 of the Setup Wizard prompts you to select the type of final grade to release to students, the Final Calculated Grade or the Final Adjusted Grade.
Calculated Final Grade is calculated based on the grading system you have set up in the grade book. You cannot adjust it to accommodate special circumstances without editing individual grade items or categories and recalculating the total.
The Adjusted Final Grade enables you to modify or adjust a student’s grade before releasing it.
This can be changed in the Setup Wizard at any time.
Calculated Final Grade
Selected Calculated Final Grade in Step 2 and Auto Update in Step 3 of the Grades Setup Wizard
Step 1: Grade all
Grades are automatically updated in the Final Calculated area. Publish the results by selecting Grade All from the context menu next to Final Calculated Grade field.
Step 2: Release Final Calculated grades
Tick Release Final Calculated Grade to your students and click Save to return to the Enter Grades area.
Warning: If you did not select Auto Update in Step 3 of the Setup Wizard a calculator symbol will appear and you will need to select Grade all then click the icon to recalculate the grade. Alternatively you go to the Setup Wizard and select Auto Update in Step 3.
Step 3: Grades Confirmation
The icon to the right of the Final Adjusted Grade confirms that the grades have been published to the students.
Step 4: Adjust grade column
You can remove the Final Adjust Grade column from the More Actions button. Select manage columns, uncheck Final Adjusted Grade and click Save..
Adjusted Final Grade
Selected Adjusted Final Grade in Step 2 and Auto Update in Step 3 of the Grades Setup Wizard
Step 1 : Confirm Final Adjusted Grade.
To confirm the Final Adjusted Grade, select the context menu and select Grade All.
Step 2: Enter manual grades
You can type the grade in manually in the Final Adjusted Grade field or you can click on the green icon to transfer final calculate grade if you decided not to adjust the grade then click Save and Cancel to return to Enter Grades area.
Step 3: Release final grades
To Release the final grade for all selected students, select the students and select Release/Unrelease icon or check Release Final Adjusted Grade checkbox and click Save and Cancel to return to Enter Grades area.
Step 4: Grades published
The icon right to the Final Adjusted Grade confirms the grades published to the students
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