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
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
Many faculty have course attendance policies that award and/or deduct points from student grades, and have sought ways to make the D2L gradebook accomodate this. Creating a grade item for each class meeting over 15 weeks is often time-consuming and messy; however, there are two simpler ways to track attendance in the D2L gradebook. If … Continue reading Tracking Attendance in the Gradebook
The first thing to remember about printing in D2L is that D2L was designed as an e-learning platform. In other words, it's designed for paperless, online learning, so many of the screens and interfaces aren't designed with printing in mind. Nonetheless, we still occasionally receive questions about printing from D2L, so here are some things … Continue reading Notes on Printing in D2L
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
By default, D2L does not show students their final (or current, depending on the point in the semester) grades. D2L requires that you "release" the Final Grade column before they can be viewed by students. Here is how to do it: 1) In the navbar of your course, click on Grades 2) Click on the … Continue reading Students Can’t See Final/Current Grades!
At times we have faculty reporting that their final grade column displays points earned by students, but not the percentage: Here is how to force D2L to display the percentage for a gradebook column: 1) In the column heading of the Final Calculated Grade column, click on the drop-down button, then choose Edit. 2) The … Continue reading Percentages aren’t Showing in the Gradebook!