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Releasing Final Grades to Students in D2L

This document outlines how to release final grades to students in D2L.

Depending on how you've set up your grade book, final grades may or may not be visible to students at all times. There are three approaches to final grade visibility that faculty take. They are...

  • Only making the final grade visible at the end of the semester, once all scores are in
  • Making the final grade visible throughout the semester, excluding ungraded items (a student that has received a B on all assignments will see their final grade as a B, even though they may not have completed the majority of assignments)
  • Making the final grade visible throughout the semester, including ungraded items as 0 (a student will see they're receiving an F at the beginning of the semester, and work their way up to a higher grade as assignments are graded)

Making Final Grades Visible at the End of the Semester

This section assumes your final calculated/adjusted grades are up to date. If you'd like to learn more about calculating a final grade, go to Calculating Final Grades in D2L 

1. From within your class, click on Grades in the navbar.
2. Click on the drop-down arrow next to Final Calculated Grade or Final Adjusted Grade and select Grade All

final grades

3. Click on the drop-down arrow next to Final Grades and select Release All

release all

Depending on your grade book settings, either your Final Calculated or Final Adjusted Grades will be released.

Making Final Grades Visible Throughout the Semester, Excluding Ungraded Items

1. Click on Grades from within your class

2. Click on the Settings link in the upper-right corner

settings

3. Click on the Calculation Options tab

calculation options

4. Select the options shown below, dropping ungraded items from final calculation and keeping final grades updated

Final grades released

5. Follow steps 1-3 of Making Final Grades Visible at the end of the Semester, above.

Note: If you leave the option to Drop ungraded items as selected at the end of the semester, make sure to go back and give each student who did not complete an assignment a zero, otherwise they will not be penalized for not completing work.

Making Final Grades Visible Throughout the Semester, Calculating Ungraded Items as Zeroes.

1. Click on Grades from within your class

2. Click on the Settings link in the upper-right corner

settings

3. Click on the Calculation Options tab

calculation options

4. Select the options shown below, dropping ungraded items from final calculation and keeping final grades updated

auto update

5. Follow steps 1-3 of Making Final Grades Visible at the end of the Semester, above.



Keywords:D2L, Grade book, grades, releasing final grades, instructor   Doc ID:39492
Owner:Todd D.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2014-04-24 09:51 CDTUpdated:2014-05-06 09:47 CDT
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