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Preliminary questions before setting up a Gradebook

From concept to Gradebook.

Before you start setting up a gradebook, it is useful to check a number of things. As an instructor you might already have an idea how you want to perform the grade calculation, or it is already known and published in the Prospectus. An example can be seen below from a random Law course. 

1. Number of (partial) grades

  • 0 grades - I do not want to register grades in Brightspace 
    • A Gradebook in Brightspace is not neccesary 
  • 1 grade - The course contains 1 grade which I would like to register in Brightspace. 
    • A simple Gradebook 
  • 2 or more grades - The course contains two or more (partial)grades 
    • A complex Gradebook 

2. Type of grades

  • Numeric values
  • Letter values (A, B...)
    • Please use numeric grades with alternative Grade Scheme if you want to perform grade calculations (formulas).
  • Pass or Fail 
    • Please mind that the pass/fail is a version of Selectbox 

3. Similarity

  • My grades all concern the same types.
    • A simple Gradebook 
  • My grades are of different types (e.g. partial test 1 = numeric, presence = present/ not present.)
    • A complex Gradebook 

4. Calculated final grade

  • I would like to enter / adjust the final grades myself, if necessary.
    • Please use: Adjusted Final Grade and NOT Automatically release Final Grade 
  • Brightspace may calculate the final grade, but I want to check it myself
    • Please use: Calculated Final Grade and NOT Automatically release Final Grade 
  • Brightspace may calculate the final grade and publish it immediately.
    • Please use: Calculated Final Grade and Automatically release Final Grade 

5. Conditions / restrictions

  • The final grade is calculated without restrictions
    • Weighted Final Grade Calculation
  • One or more conditions must be met before the final grade can be calculated.
    • Formula Final Grade Calculation

6. Resits

  • I do not want to register the resit in Brightspace.
  • I want to register a possible resit in Brightspace, but I enter the final mark myself.
    • Weighted + Adjusted Final Grade
  • I want to register a possible resit and Brightspace should perform the recalculation.
    • Formula Final Grade Calculation or  Weighted with the use of category