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7 Working with the Gradebook

7.1 Overview of the Gradebook

The Gradebook has five primary functions:

  • Viewing and analyzing scores and statistics for students, assignments, and question items
  • Reviewing student results
  • Creating customized grade reports that reflect your grading policy. These grade reports can be saved or published for student viewing.
  • Exporting grades to a file
  • Using customized rubrics to assign grades to students

In addition, from the Gradebook you can grade essay questions, add feedback, create rubrics, adjust grades, add external assignments, and force grade active assignments.

Viewing Scores and Performing Gradebook Searches

The system automatically stores assignment session scores in the Gradebook. The Gradebook stores a variety of information for each student, such as the assignment start time, the time spent on the assignment, and the individual assignment question performance.

Use the Gradebook to view grade data organized by assignment, by student, or by question item. View the results online or export them to use in programs such as Microsoft® Excel. You can download the results of any Gradebook search or report to a file in comma-delimited format.

Search results are based on the data gathered by the system during student sessions, including statistical analysis of student and class performance. You start a search by selecting what information you want to include. The Gradebook makes it easy to get to the level of detail you need.

For example, you can begin by listing all student results on an assignment, and then click a student's name to display only that student's data. From the student record, you can then change a grade or view the student's answers for each question on an assignment.

Generating Grade Reports

You can define a grade report for your specified grading policy. For instance, you can group homework assignments and make them worth 30% of the overall grade, group quizzes (worth 30% of the grade), and make the final exam worth the remaining 40%. You could save this and publish it, allowing students to see their grade by your calculation.

Grade reports are also useful for providing snapshots of the grades to date or trying out alternative methods for weighing assignments. With options for designating extra credit and dropping the lowest grades, grade reports provide flexibility for you in assessing your class.

Grade reports allow you to:

  • Group assignments.
  • Set criteria within an assignment group, such as "drop the lowest grade" and whether to ignore non-attempts or mark as zero.
  • Designate weighting for each assignment in a group.
  • Designate weighting for each assignment group in the overall grade.
  • Designate an assignment group as extra credit.
  • Save the grade report.
  • Publish the grade report for student viewing.

See Also:

Working with Grade Reports

Rubric Tables

Some types of assignments, such as oral presentations, obviously cannot be completed inside Maple T.A. However, with new scoring rubrics, you can use Maple T.A. to communicate the expectations for that assignment, record student grades, provide students with their results, and automatically include those grades in their overall results for the course. Rubrics are highly customizable and instructors can modify the names and weighting of each category.

Rubric tables allow you to:

  • Create a new rubric.
  • Modify an existing rubric.
  • Link an assignment to a rubric.
  • Use a rubric table to assign a student a grade.

For more information, see Rubric Tables.

External Assignments

You can add external assignment grades to your Maple T.A. gradebook. There are two ways to add external grades:

  • Uploading a list of grades.
  • Using the Gradebook interface and manually adding students' grades.

After grades are added, they can also be modified.

For more information, see Adding an External Assignment.