Automated Gradebooks

It's possible to set up your gradebook to display the "grade as of today" for your students, with only minimal changes needed week by week from the instructor.

To enable this, you must know the points given for each individual assignment (rather than just the semester-end "weight" of each category). Then, after you set up the gradebook, your weekly tasks will be:

  1. enter raw score grades for this week's assignment(s)
  2. change the "divided by" number on the semester-percentage column

Everything else should update itself. What your students will see is a column for Total Points, a column for Total Percent, and a column for "Letter Grade as of Today"

Video Example

Here is a video example (17 minutes) that talks you through the process to configure your own gradebook.

 

 

Faculty Spotlight View Other Award Winners

Pamela Barton Roush
College of Business Administration Pamela Barton   Roush My philosophy is to inspire students to want to learn by providing interesting, challenging and fair learning opportunities. The university classroom should be a forum for discussion to promote critical thinking and communication through the blending of concepts and reality. Students should experience the ana...

Arup Guha
College of Engineering and Computer Science Arup  Guha The ultimate goal of any educator should be to enable his/her students to achieve their potential. I attempt to attain this goal through three major techniques: creating a friendly classroom atmosphere, giving challenging and creative assignments and exams, and adapting my courses to the specific students that I h...

Lisa Smith
College of Health & Public Affairs Lisa  Smith My philosophy of teaching and learning is multifaceted. My teaching environment is complex due to the fact that I teach in classroom and clinical environments. Throughout the classroom and clinical experiences I teach the information and critical thinking processes that the students will lea...