Choosing the right grades setup will facilitate ease of use

  1. From the Course Home page, click [Grades]
  2. Click [Settings] (the small link in the upper right of the Grades screen)
  3. Click [Calculation Options]
  4. Under Grading System
    • choose weighted if grade categories and items count as a percentage of the Final Grade –or–
    • choose Points if total points, not percentages, equal the Final Grade
  5. Skip down to Grade Calculations and choose drop ungraded items
  6. Click Save.

Important Note: DO NOT select “Automatically keep final grades updated.” It has an adverse effect upon overall D2L system performance and response times. Instructors may update final grades at any time without using this option.

OPTIONAL: At the end of the semester, it is useful to change the “Grade Calculations” setting.  Just click [Grades Settings] > Calculation Options and select Treat ungraded items as O.

For help creating categories and grade items in your D2L Gradebook, please see the Weighted Gradebook setup tutorial  or the Points Gradebook setup tutorial .

D2L 10.0 – June 2012