Modifying Grades: Clearing Attempts, Overriding Grades, and Exempting a Grade

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  1. In Grade Center, locate the cell containing the student’s test grade to clear.
  2. Move the mouse pointer over the cell to see the Action Link.
  3. Click the Action Link to access the contextual menu and select View Grade Details.
  1. On the Grade Details page, under the Edit tab, locate the Clear Attempt button adjacent to the attempt of interest. (NOTE: There may be more than one Clear Attempt button if you enabled Multiple Attempts on a Test or Survey.) Select Clear Attempt. A warning message appears.
  2. Click OK.
  3. To return to the Grade Center, click Return to Grade Center at the bottom of the page, or use the breadcrumbs.

 

Topic: Overriding Grades

  1. In Grade Center, locate the cell containing the student’s graded test to override.
  2. Move the mouse pointer over the cell to see the Action Link.
  3. Click the Action Link to access the contextual menu then select View Grade Details.
  4. On the Grade Details page, click the Manually Override tab.
  5. In the Override Grade cell, enter a different grade.
  6. Optionally, enter Feedback to User which explains the grade change.
  7. Optionally, enter Grading Notes for yourself.
  8. Click Save.
  1. The screen redraws and the newly entered grade is now the Current Grade.
  2. In the Grade Center column, the new grade is shown with a Cell Modified Icon in the cell’s corner, indicating the grade has been modified. The icon can be deleted using the contextual menu and selecting Clear Cell Modified Icon.

 

 

Topic: Exempting a Grade

You can exempt a grade from a student’s record. When you exempt a grade, the grade is ignored in all Grade Center calculations. The grade cell displays a blue square.

The grade remains available on the Grade Details page, and you can clear the exemption at any time.

  1. In the Grade Center, click the item’s Action Link
  2. Select Exempt Grade.
  3. A small blue rectangle will replace the value [grade] exempting the student’s grade, for this cell [grade] only.