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Desire2Learn 9.0

Setting Display Options

This document covers display options for the gradebook. Some of these can also be set using the Setup Wizard. For more about the Setup Wizard, see Gradebook: Setup Wizard.

You can determine what you see when viewing the gradebook in Personal Display Options and what your students see in Org Unit Display Options.

return to topPersonal Display Options

These options determine what you see when working in the gradebook.

  1. From the Course Home page, on the Navigation bar, click GRADES
    The User List pane appears.

  2. In the Grades Area widget, click GRADES SETTINGSGrades Settings button
    The Personal Display Options pane appears.

  3. From the Managing View Display Options section, select the options you would like displayed when viewing your gradebook:

User Details
Selections in this category display the username, email address, or Org Defined ID of the students in your gradebook. These options can be especially helpful if you have two or more students with the same name, and need to differentiate them in the gradebook.Your students' names will always be visible.

Grade Details
Points grade displays the total number of points accrued for each grade item (e.g., 9/10).Weighted grade displays the weighted value of each grade item (e.g., 10%). Grade scheme symbol toggles whether or not a Grade scheme symbol is displayed in the user list when associated with a grade item. Any custom grade schemes will also appear in this list. Grade scheme color displays colors that are associated with a letter grade in any given grade scheme.

Characters displayed
By entering a number in the adjacent text box, you can set how many characters of a grade item or category will be displayed on the User List. The value set must be between 0 and 50.

Repeat Users Details
This is the number of grade items that appear consecutively before the student information is repeated. About 5-7 is recommended.

Repeat Grade Item Details
This is the number of users that appear before the column header is repeated in the User List.

Repeat Final Grades
These options allow you to repeat the calculated final grade at the start of the User List, repeat the adjusted final grade at the start of the User List, or both.

EXAMPLE:
Example Personal Display Options

  1. Click SAVE

return to topOrg Unit Display Options

These options determine what your students see when they view the Grades tool.

  1. From the Course Home page, on the Navigation bar, click GRADES
    The User List pane appears.

  2. In the Grades Area widget, click GRADES SETTINGSGrades Settings button
    The Personal Display Options pane appears.

  3. Click ORG UNIT DISPLAY OPTIONSOrg Unit Display Options button

  4. Select the options you want students to see when viewing your gradebook:

Decimals Displayed
Specify the number of decimal places you would like to see when viewing the gradebook.

Submission view Display Options
Everything in this sections pertains to the students' view.

Grade Details
Points grade displays the total number of points accrued for each grade item (e.g., 9/10). Weighted Grade displays the weighted value of a grade item (e.g., 10%). Grade scheme symbol displays a symbol in the user list when associated with a grade item. Any custom grade schemes will also appear in this list. Grade scheme color displays colors that are associated with a letter grade in any given grade scheme.

Decimals Displayed
Specify the number of decimal places you would like students to see when viewing the gradebook.

Characters Displayed
Specify the number of characters you would like to display for a text grade item.

Final Grade Calculation
This option shows the final grade calculation formula to the students, and is ignored when the Formula grading system is used.

EXAMPLE:
Example Course Display Options

  1. Click SAVE

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