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Following is the Course Gradebook Quick-Start Guide in the standard format for ANGEL documentation, both as PDF and HTML. Included are:
The Course Gradebook documentation is now available within ANGEL help at:
For a print-friendly PDF of the documentation:
1. Within ANGEL, select the Help link.
2. On the right, click ITS Training Services Seminars.
3. Select the Get Seminar Handouts link.
4. Next to Using the ANGEL Course Gradebook, select PDF.
To enter grades for students participation in a discussion forum from the Lessons tab:
-select the discussion forum
-select the "Utilities" link
-select the "Grade Forum" link
If you associated this with a gradebook assignment the grades will automatically transfer over.
Note: The grading tool is not related to the "Rating" option in the discussion forum.
I'd like to see more docs and some examples of how to set extra credit up.
For example, you have the ability to set a assignment as extra credit, or a category as extra credit. If you set a category as extra credit then try to add an assignment into it that also is specified as extra credit, the gb will not accept it. You'll get an error message and will have to deselect the extra credit checkbox in the assignment if you want to keep it within that category.
This is probably programming logical, but not user logical, so we need some examples of use.
Also, when grading by points, what value do you assign to the extra credit assignment? You can't leave it at zero. I tried 20, but when I gave a person 5 points extra credit, it showed as 25%. So I reset the possible value to 100, then 5 shows as 5. I hope that's right!
We need examples of various scenarios of extra credit use, so people can quickly find a matching example and learn from it.
Following is an edited version of the Course Gradebook Quick-Start Guide in the standard format for ANGEL documentation, both as PDF and HTML. Included are:
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Attached is a pdf file that can be given to faculty as a quickstart guide to using the gradebook.
*Screen shots for selecting old or new version
*Time-saving set-up tips
*Features of new gradebook
*Using Excel spreadsheet suggestions
*Copying gradebook settings between sections
The Word doc was too large to attach. If you want the original Word file to modify, you can access it at
When you have implemented the Gradebook in your course, you can enter grades either within the Gradebook or, as has always been the case, within the individual content item's Utilities.
My testing reveals that if you grade submissions within the individual item's Utilities, and only afterward decide to include the item as a Gradebook assignment, those formerly assigned grades do not show up in the Gradebook.
You can, of course, enter the grades a second time in the Gradebook. However, if you perchance enter a different grade for a submission than you did the first time, you will see two different grades, depending on whether you are viewing grades in the Gradebook or the item's Utilities. They will not be synchronized.
This came out of a session in Harrisburg. Thanks to all the folks who travelled to be there!
When setting up the Gradebook for the first time:
1. Go into Lessons and add your content. Do everything that younormally do with this exception:
--DO NOT select the checkbox to include that item in the gradebook. Doing this will trigger the automatic creation of categories in the gradebook and it is the creation of Categories that disables the Gradebook Setup Wizard.
2. Go to Tools/Instructor Tools/Course Gradebook.
The setup wizard will appear. Going through the setup wizard you are able to create your own categories and associate the lesson content items with the gradebook.