To check your grades, click on the link labeled Grades in the Administration block (usually found on the left side of your course home page—some instructors don't use the gradebook and hide it from students).
|Review Your Grades: Weighted Grades
This example reflects a course where the instructor "weights" the grades to reflect different levels of importance for course activities. The sections of this grade report include:
Special Note: Attendance PointsAttendance points are recorded differently from other activities. Your score will reflect your current points so far, not your eventual points. As long as you attend class every day, you will maintain 100% of the total points for attendance—BUT as soon as you miss a class, your points will drop accordingly. The only way to continue to earn full credit for the attendance activity is to continue to attend class.
Review Your Grades: Unweighted Grades
In this example, the instructor does not weight grades. All scores are added up and divided by the total possible points in order to arrive at a final score. Generally, calculations will be based only on the total possible for items graded to date. Some instructors may include all of the points possible for the term, which can be a bit scary as it may look like you are not doing well in the course when in fact you are doing just fine.
Let's take a look at what's in this grade report:
- List of assignments, quizzes, forums, etc.
- Your scores and percentage of total possible points that your scores represent
- Comments from your instructor—remember, to access a file that your instructor may have included with a grade on an uploaded assignment, click on the assignment name
- Percentage of points earned compared to total points possible for the course
To see where you stand in the course during the term, add up the total points that you have earned so far and divide that number by the total points possible for the activities that have been graded. How are you doing?
View Your Current Grade for All Courses
You can see your total grade in all of your classes by referring to your dashboard. From the dashboard pull-down menu in the upper right corner where your name appears when you're logged in, click on the Grades link. To review your scores in a particular course, click on the name of the course.
View File(s) Returned by Your Instructor
Sometimes, your instructors will send you files related to your assignments (rubrics or marked-up copies of your assignment file). You'll find those files by reopening the assignment link where you submitted your work.