What is the Gradebook tool?

The Gradebook allows instructors to list course assignments and enter corresponding scores and comments to make them available to students.  See below for an example instructor view of the gradebook.

Students can view their own grades and comments in the Gradebook.  See below for an example student view of the gradebook.

Course grades are automatically calculated and may be exported to the Student Information System (SIS) (opens new window).  

Note: For instructions to add this or any other tool to your site, see How do I add a tool to my site?

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Gradebook Features

The Gradebook allows instructors to:

  • Message students from a gradebook item.
  • Bulk edit gradebook items.
  • Enter grades and comments in an easy-to-use spreadsheet view.
  • Restrict permissions so Teaching Assistants can only grade specific rosters or groups of students.
  • Import & export grades from a spreadsheet (CSV) file.
  • Create extra credit items and/or categories.
  • Organize grades into categories, and use categories to:
    • Assign a weight to the category,
    • Automatically drop or keep grades in a specific category.

To access this tool, select Gradebook from the Tool Menu in your site.

Gradebook main page (Instructor View)

The instructor view of Gradebook (Grades screen) displays:

  1. Add Gradebook Item,
  2. Display Options -
  3. Full Screen view
  4. All Sections/Groups: Select to display students in a specific roster or group.
  5. Students list, with a Filter students box to search for students by name or user ID (UVA computing ID or non-UVA email address),
  6. Show/Hide Items: Show or hide gradebook items,
    • Group By Category, if categories were added in the Settings,
  7. Course Grade column,
  8. Category Title, if items are grouped by category,
  9. Gradebook items, including grades that have been entered, and Comments icons to display comments,
  10. Category average, for items in a category.

For more information about setting up your gradebook and creating gradebook items, see:

Note: If a gradebook has categories, but items have not yet been assigned to a category, these items will display under the title Uncategorized.

Gradebook main page (Student View)

The student view of Gradebook (Grade Report) includes:

  1. A Print button,
  2. Display options, if categories exist:
    • Group by Category,
    • Expand All: Show items in all categories,
    • Collapse All: Hide items in all categories to only display category averages.
  3. Gradebook items, with options to sort by Grade, Due Date, or instructor Comments.

For more information on viewing grades, see: How do I view my grades in the Gradebook?