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New Feature! Gradebook Bulk Grade Change and Calculated Column Interface

Bulk Updates to Assignment Grades

Instructors can now update all grades within a class for a single assignment at once. Instructors can Add as many points as they like, with or without a point cutoff. Instructors can Subtract as points up to a zero result. Instructors can change grades to be Set to a specified amount. All selected grades can automatically be set to Max or Zero points as well.

In addition, all grades that have had changes applied to them can be Reset to unlock the grades or reset all grades to a dash. These two options will not automatically apply to all selected students but only students who meet the criteria of having a grade changed and locked or having an automatic process reset the grades from dash to zero. Resetting the dash back to a zero is especially useful if an instructor needs to change the due date of an assignment that has already passed its original due date.

To apply bulk updates, select the Gradebook from the left navigation and select the desired class. From the loaded gradebook select the desired column and click the View Details button on the right pane.

Once the button is selected each of the students in the class will be listed vertically.

Select the desired students individually, or all students in the class by clicking the Name checkbox. Once names are selected, the Adjust Selected Grades button will become available to select.

Click the Adjust Selected Grades button to bring up the Adjustment window.

Select the desired change and click Apply.

Once you select Apply a message will ask you to confirm adjustment and then inform you as to how many of the selected grades will be changed. All grades will be changed except for the last two selections which are context dependent.

Calculated Columns

Selecting the columns involved in a column calculation has been improved. You can now select columns from a list and more easily see which ones have been added.

To view which columns are involved in a calculation, from the gradebook, click the Gradebook Actions & Settings button to view the Columns in the gradebook. Select a calculated column or click the Create button and select Calculated.

To view the new options click the View/Edit button in the lower right corner of the Edit Columns section.

Select the columns on the left menu and click Add to add them to the calculation, on the right. Select the columns on the right and click Remove to remove them from the calculation. Once you have added the desired columns, click Save to complete the changes. You will be taken back to the Edit Columns section to complete the calculated column preferences.