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Desire2Learn 9.0Gradebook: Setup Wizard

The Setup Wizard in Desire2Learn 9.0 is an easy way to set up your grade book. This document walks you through the steps.

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These steps determine how grades are calculated. These options can also be reached through Grades Settings»Calculation Options.

  1. From the Course Home page, on the Navigation bar, click GRADES
    If you have not created any categories or grade items, the Grades Setup Wizard appears.
    OR
    To make changes to your grade book., click SETUP WIZARDSetup Wizard button.

  2. Click START
    Step 1: Choose Grading System appears.
    Step 1: Choose Grading System section

  3. Select a Grading System
    NOTE: In a Weighted system, each item is worth a percentage of the final grade. In a Points system, each item is worth a set number of points, and the final grade is the number of points earned divided by the total number of points possible. In a Formula system, you write a formula for grading that uses points.

  4. Click NEXT
    Step 2: Final Grade Released appears.
    Step 2: Final Grade Released section

  5. Select Calculated Final Grade or Adjusted Final Grade.
    NOTE:
    Adjusted Final Grade allows you more flexibility.

  6. Click NEXT
    Step 3: Grade Calculations appears.
    Step 3: Grade Calculations section

  7. Make desired selections
    NOTES:
    If you choose Treat ungraded items as 0, students' grades will appear much lower than their graded coursework suggests.
    If you select Automatically keep final grade updated, the grade book. will take longer to load, especially if you have a large class and/or lots of grade items.

  8. Click NEXT
    Step 4: Choose Default Grade Scheme appears.

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Grade Scheme

In this step you choose a grade scheme. Schemes determine what percentages are equivalent to a letter grade. For more about schemes, see Grades Schemes.

  1. Access Step 4: Choose Default Grade Scheme of the Grades Setup Wizard
    Step 4: Choose Default Grade Scheme section
  2. Choose a scheme.
    NOTE: To learn about a scheme, click PREVIEW GRADE SCALEPreview Grade Scale button

  3. Click NEXT
    Step 5: Managing View Display Options appears.

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Display Options

In these steps you determine how the grade book. looks. To learn more, see Setting Display Options.

  1. Access Step 5: Managing View Display Options in the Grades Setup Wizard.
    Step 5: Managing View Display Options section

  2. In the text box, type the number of digits you want after the decimal point
    This option determines what faculty see when they view the grade book.

  3. Click NEXT
    Step 6: Submission View Display Options appears. These options determine what students see when they view the grade book.
    Step 6: Submission View Display Options section

  4. Make the desired changes
    NOTE: For more information about any item, click GET HELP ONGet Help On button.

  5. Click NEXT
    Step 7: Grades Setup Summary appears.

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Finishing Setup

In these steps you can review the selections you have made and begin creating grade items and categories. To learn about categories, see Grade book.: Categories. To learn about grade items, see Creating Grade Items.

  1. Access Step 7: Grades Setup Summary of the Grades Setup Wizard
    Step 7: Grades Setup Summary section
  2. Review the information

  3. OPTIONAL: To make any changes, click BACK

  4. When everything is correct, click FINISH
    Grade Options appears. Now you can create grade items and categories.
    Grade Options section

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