Assign Weights/Percents in the Gradebook

A common question from faculty using the D2L Grades tool the first time is where to find the setting to allow weights/percents to be given to assignments. Here's how: After going into the Grades area of your course, find the Settings button in the upper-right corner In the next screen, click the Calculation Options tab Finally, click the bubble … Continue reading Assign Weights/Percents in the Gradebook


Curving Grades – A Quick Way

D2L doesn't have a dedicated function to curving test/quiz scores, but there are a few ways to accomplish this regardless. In the example below, no one scored more than 88% on the Chapter 1 Quiz.  A fast way to effectively curve this item would be to edit the grade item... ...and then lower the Maximum … Continue reading Curving Grades – A Quick Way

D2L Gradebook: Automatically Drop Lowest Scores

If you have a collection of assignments that are all worth the same number of points (for example, six homework assignments all worth 10 points), Desire2Learn allows you to set up the gradebook to automatically drop the lowest score for each student. We do this by placing these assignments in a category in the gradebook. … Continue reading D2L Gradebook: Automatically Drop Lowest Scores