Linking an Assignment to the Grade Book


The following article details how to link an assignment to the grade book.

 

Please note that the course layout, steps, and screenshots shown below may differ slightly for your campus.


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An assignment can be linked to the grade book either by linking it to an existing grade item or by creating a new grade item during the assignment creation process.


Linking to an existing item

  1. Verify that you have a grade item for your assignment that does not already have an association to an another activity.  Grades items and their associations are found in the "Manage Grades" area of the grade book.  Note that the name of the grade item and the name of the assignment you will be linking it to do not need to be the same.

     
  2. On the "Assignments" page, either click the chevron next to the assignment name and select Edit Assignment if the assignment has already been created, or use the New Assignment button to start creating one.

     
  3. If you are creating a new assignment, make sure to give it a name.  Once that is done, click the box that says “Ungraded.”  You will then be able to enter the point value for the assignment.

     
  4. Look to the right of the point value box for the area that says “In Grade Book.”  Click that to open a drop-down menu and select Edit or Link to Existing.

     
  5. On the screen that follows, select the option for “Link to an existing grade item” and select the name of the grade item from the drop-down menu.  Once that is done, click OK.


     
  6. If the item in the grade book had a different point value than the assignment you are creating or editing, the point value list in the “Grade Out Of” box might have changed.  Make any necessary changes to correct it, then click Save and Close at the bottom of the screen.

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Creating a new grade item

  1. On the Assignments page, either click the chevron next to the assignment name and select Edit Assignment if the assignment has already been created, or use the New Assignment button to start creating one.

     
  2. If you are creating a new assignment, make sure to give it a name.  Once that is done, click the box that says “Ungraded.”  You will then be able to enter the point value for the assignment.

     
  3. Look to the right of the point value box for the area that says “In Grade Book.”  Click that to open a drop-down menu and select Edit or Link to Existing.

     
  4. Select the option to “Create and link to a new grade item.”  Here you can use the options to “Choose Grade Category” or “Change Grade Type & Scheme” to determine how and where in the grade book the grade item will appear, or you can skip those to add it to the end of your grade book.  Once you have configured it to your preferences, click OK at the bottom of the screen.  Note that the new grade item will be given the same name as the assignment.
  5. Click Save and Close at the bottom of the screen.
     
  6. The "Manage Grades" page in the Grades area will now have a grade item with the same name and point value as the assignment, and the Association column will read “Assignments.”

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Article ID: 156032
Created
Wed 5/31/23 3:17 PM
Modified
Wed 11/1/23 3:09 PM