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Desire2Learn 9.0

Grades Schemes

This document discusses how to select and create grades schemes in the Grades tool. Grades schemes define what percentages are equivalent to a given letter grade.

You can also select a grade scheme using the Setup Wizard. To learn how, see Gradebook: Setup Wizard.

return to topSelecting a Grade Scheme: No Letter Grades

Use these instructions if you do not want to assign letter grades to any grade items, including the final grade.

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

  2. In the Grades Area widget, click GRADES SCHEMESGrades Schemes button

  3. If not already selected, for the Percentage scheme, select Set as Default
    NOTE: A green checkmark in the Default Scheme column indicates selection.
    A confirmation dialog box appears.

  4. Click YES

return to topSelecting a Grade Scheme: Using Letter Grades

Use these instructions to assign letter grades to any grade items or the final grade.

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

  2. In the Grades Area widget, click GRADES SCHEMESGrades Schemes button

  3. For the desired scheme, select Set As Default
    HINT: To view the details of the scheme, click the link.
    A confirmation dialog box appears.

  4. Click YES
    A green checkmark appears in the Default Scheme column.

return to topCreating a Grade Scheme

To use your own grade scheme, you must follow a two-step process. First, create the scheme and then select it as the scheme for the course. These instructions tell you how to complete this process.

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

  2. In the Grades Area widget, click GRADES SCHEMESGrades Schemes button

  3. Click NEWNew Course Scheme button

  4. In the Name text box, type a name for the course scheme
    EXAMPLE: MATH 110 Grades

  5. OPTIONAL: In the Short Name text box, type an abbreviated name for this course scheme

  6. In row 1, in the Symbol text box, type the lowest letter grade that can be earned
    EXAMPLE: F

  7. OPTIONAL: To specify a color to be associated with each grade, from the Color pull-down menu, select a color
    Sample Grade Scheme

  8. In row 2, in the Symbol text box, type the next lowest letter grade that can be earned
    EXAMPLE: D-

  9. In row 2, in the Start (%) text box, type the lowest possible percentage that will earn this letter grade
    EXAMPLE: 60

  10. OPTIONAL: If this grade scheme will be used for a selectbox grade item, in the Assigned Value (%) text box, type the value for this letter grade
    EXAMPLE: 60

  11. OPTIONAL: To specify a color to be associated with each grade, in row 2, from the Color pull-down menu, select a color

  12. Repeat steps 8-11 for each grade range
    HINT: To add additional grade ranges, in the Add Ranges text box, type the number of additional ranges you will need and clickAdd Ranges button.

  13. After you have entered all of the grade ranges, click SAVE

  14. Click SCHEMES LISTSchemes List button

  15. Under Course Schemes, for the newly created grade scheme, select Set as Default
    HINT: The grade scheme is selected when a checkmark appears in the Default Scheme columnCourse Scheme Selected

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