When you add an assessment that is currently taking place such as a class presentation or science experiment, or if the assessment has already happened such as a class test, project or online quiz. Either way, you want to track the Task or Activity that you set your class group by issuing each learner with some grading information, this article will take you through the steps how.
Note: if you are looking for how to edit a Gradebook entry, check out this article.
1. Click the Add Gradebook button on the top right of the Dashboard page. Click on the Task/Activity option and click Next.
2. The Add Grade screen will allow you to put in the name of the Task/Activity, choose a date it took place (this can be in the past) and then you can decide what grading options you want to provide. Just uncheck each option you do not want to use for example, if you only wanted to give formative feedback you can uncheck Grades, or if you only want to give grades then uncheck Feedback.
If a learner was not present for the assessment or you simply do not want to include them in the Task/Activity, just set the include toggle off next to their name.
Note: If you set the include toggle off for a learner, this will not affect their not turned in stats or any of their assessment analysis. In other words, the learner will not be penalised for having not been included in an assessment task/activity.
Do not enter a 0 or NG (depending on the grading system used) for a learner unless you explicitly want to issue the learner with a 0 or NG. For example, if the learner decided not to turn-in the assessment or they in fact did receive 0 or NG. If you explicitly issue the learner with a 0 or NG this will affect their turned-in stats and their assessment analysis (and the case of the class any averages).
You can always edit the Gradebook entry later and fill in the information for any learner who you did not initially include in the assessment. For example, if the learner took the assessment at a later date.
3. Once you have selected the grading options you now can fill each of these in next to each learner. In the case of a grade, you can use different grading scales for an assessment.
If you are providing feedback just click the Add button and then complete the Feedback box. Once you complete this step, it will display as Provided next to each learner but it will not be sent to them until you click the Grade button at the end.
4. Once you have completed all the information for the assessment you can either Save for Later or click the Grade Learners button. If you are in the middle of entering the Task/Activity but do not have time to complete it, just click the Save for Later button. This entry will then be available to complete later by clicking the Saved button on the Dashboard.
If you click the Grade Learners button, this will issue the results of the assessment to your learners, update the Dashboard along with all of the Reports. For those learners that you had the Send toggle enabled, they will also be notified of their results