Sakai Community DocumentationSakai 11 User Guide Gradebook2How do I connect the Assignments tool to Gradebook2?

How do I connect the Assignments tool to Gradebook2?

Go to the Assignments tool.

Go to the Assignments tool.

Select Assignments from the Tool Menu in your site.

Go to the assignment settings.

Go to the assignment settings.

The Edit screen for the assigiment opens.

Select a Grading option.

Option 1: Select Add Assignment to Gradebook.

Option 1: Select Add Assignment to Gradebook.

Making this connection creates a new item in the Gradebook2 tool.

Note; If you use this type of Gradebook connection you cannot add (or edit) the student's grade in the Gradebook spreadsheet column.  All grades come from the Assignment tool.

Option 2: Select Associate with existing Gradebook entry.

Option 2: Select Associate with existing Gradebook entry.

Making this connection send the grades to an existing item in the Gradebook2 tool.

Note: If you use this type of Gradebook connection you add (or edit) the student's grade in both the Assignments tool AND in the the Gradebook spreadsheet column.

Click Post.

Click Post.

Go to Gradebook2.

Go to Gradebook2.

Select Gradebook2 from the Tool Menu in your site.

Option 1: Grade item sent to Gradebook from Assignment tool.

Option 1: Grade item sent to Gradebook from Assignment tool.

If you selected Add Assignment to Gradebook, a new item will be added to the Gradebook.

By default, the assignment item is placed in an "unassigned" category (if you are using categories) and it is displayed in blue, which means that the grades can be see in the gradebook as soon as they released in the Assignment tool.

Right-click the name of the grade item and select Edit this grade item.

Right-click the name of the grade item and select Edit this grade item.

Right-click the name of the grade item and select Edit this grade item.

This displays the Edit Item panel on the right.

Change the Category to the desired category, then click Save/Close.

Change the Category to the desired category, then click Save/Close.

Note: as an alternative, you can drag and drop the grade item into the proper category, however, this does not work well with some browsers.

Example:

Example:

Grading: Example of grade displayed in Gradebook2 tool.

Note: Option 1 does not allow the instructor to add/edit the grade in the Gradebook spreadsheet.  All grades must come from the Assignment tool and must be released for the student to see them.

Option 2: Associating assignment with existing grade item.

If you selected Associate with existing Gradebook entry, the assignment grade will be linked to the selected existing Gradebook entry.

Note: The item is not automatically set to be released to students.

Grading: Go to the Gradebook tool and display the item.

Check the box next to the grade item so it is displayed in the right spreadsheet.

The grading process for Option 2 is the same as for Option 1.  However, Option 2 also allows instructors to add/edit grades in the Gradebook spreadsheet.