Grades

From the grade book you control the grading formula used to calculate grades; what projects, assignments and tests are graded; how grade items are associated with other tools; and when grades are released to users and what information they see. Before you create a grade book, you should be familiar with the concepts the tool uses.

Instructions on setting up and managing grades in CloudDeakin are available on the CloudDeakin Guides website

Tips and hints using grades

  • You can enter grades in Excel and import them into CloudDeakin using a CSV Import files must follow a standard format, to ensure you have the correct format it is recommend that you set up your grade book in CloudDeakin first, create the columns for your assessment items. Then use the “Export Grades” option to export a file you can use in Excel. Please note: Make sure you use Firefox as your browser.

o   Export Grades

  • Select Grades from the assessment tab in the navigation.
  • Select Enter grades tab
  • Select Export Grades button and select the fields, org defined ID, points grade, Last Name and First
  • Select Export to CSV
  • Open CSV in Excel and input grades
  •  Importing grade items
    • Select Grades from the assessment tab in the
  • Select Enter grades tab
  • Select Import Grades
  • Select the Choose File button and find the file on your hard
  • If you have created extra grade columns in the spreadsheet select the option “Create new grade item when an unrecognized item is referenced”.
  • Click Continue
  • Check any new grade items that are being imported that they are set as the correct type.
  • Select continue
    • For new grade items, fill in the information for max. points
  • Make sure there are no warnings
  • Select continue to finish
  • To preview the grades a student can see select the grades tool from the assessment tab in the navigation.
  • Select enter grades
  • Search for the student
  • Click on their name in the grade book
  • Select the dropdown menu next to their name and select The grades will appear in a new pop-up window.
  • The discussion, quiz and assignment tools can be linked to the grades area, which means when they are marked the marks are automatically transferred to the grades tool.
    • In the assignment tool make sure you create a new grade item or link to an existing grade item in the properties
  • In the discussion tool, select the assessment tab and make sure you create a new grade item or link to an existing grade item in the properties
  • In the quiz tool, make sure you create a new grade item or link to an existing grade item in the properties