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Enter Assignment Grades Using the Assignment List View

This lesson reviews how to enter assignments using the Assignment List View. The Assignment List View is a great way to quickly find assignments (sorting, filtering, etc.) for all students, enter scores for just one assignment at a time (gets rid of all the spreadsheet clutter), has more advanced features (fill down, averages, distribution, etc.) than other views, gives you a more specific in depth look at an individual assignments, and allows you to quickly jump between assignments.

Where to Start

Where to Start

1. Click Gradebook tab.

2. Select My Gradebook.

3. Click on any of your Gradebook titles.

4. Click View.

5. Select the Assignment List.

Assignment View Basics

The following are basic tips when entering assignments and scores once selecting an assignment:

  • Select the assignment name (1) in the assignment list and a student list will appear on the right hand side.
  • To enter assignment scores or notes, select one of the boxes under the Pts. (2) column to type the number of points the student earned. Press Enter on your keyboard after typing will automatically place you in the next box down.
  • Dark Grey (3) boxes indicate that a student was not enrolled in the class when this assignment was given.  You can still enter a score here and have it apply to the overall grade. It is merely a visual identifier.
  • Custom Marks (4) if previously created can be entered for the assignment
  • Assignments that are considered Excused (5) can also be applied by selecting the checkbox provided
  • Enter Notes (6) for the assignment specific to any student (e.g., "Student's lost worksheet was replaced 3 times" or "May be turned in on or before 10/4/12"). If using the Illuminate Home Connection Student/Parent Portal, the notes will display for all to see.
  • Fill-down (7) options allow the same value to be entered for every student on the list.
  • At the end of each column, an Overall Mark Distribution (8) to show overall assignment mark and average point or score value.
  • At the bottom of the screen, a Mark Distribution Count (9) to view how many students have earned various marks/grades on your grading scale (e.g., 5 students earned an A, 3 students earned a B, etc.). Information displays when you hover over any bar.

Keep in mind that every score is Saved automatically after you enter it. This can be disabled in your Gradebook preferences.

Navigating the Assessment List

In the Assignment List menu, some of the important features of the Assignment List View are the following:

  • Click on the column headers (1) on the little black arrows to sort any of your columns.
  • Select on any of your assignment names (2) to load student scores on the right of the page.

Preferences Tip: Available columns in the Student List (such as Category, Pts., Mark, ID, Name, etc.) is completely up to you. You can always customize what you want to show up in any of your views by accessing Setup>Preferences.

Once an assignment is selected a student list will appear on the right hand side. Some important features of the Assignment List View are the following:

  • Clicking the name of the assignment (3) will take you to the assignments Edit screen also found in Assignments>Manage Assignments.
  • Select the Student icon (4) to access the student's profile
  • Select the Download icon (5) to download a student's individual progress report as of today. By default the report will print the basics. If you wish to setup particular report preferences, set your default report settings in Reports > Progress Report.
  • Select a student's name (6) to enter the Student List View, or a list of all assignments for that student as well as other important information about student performance for this gradebook.

Fill-Down Options

Fill-Down Options

Fill-down options allow the same value to be entered for every student on the list. To use the Fill-down feature:

  • Enter a value (1) (e.g. 5 or "Small Group Work"), then select Points or Notes (2) from the drop-down.
  • Indicate if you want the value to replace All points or notes (every student's points/notes), Blanks Only (only for students who have no points/notes), or Excused Only (only for student's for whom the assignment is excused)(3).
  • Select Fill-down (4) and click Yes when prompted to confirm.

Keep in mind that every score is Saved automatically after you enter it. This can be disabled in your Gradebook preferences.

Next Steps

Learn about the other views and how they'll make you a GradeBook super star by visiting Enter Assignments Using the Spreadsheet View and Student View.

Found a favorite setting? Update your gradebook preferences by using the Setup Gradebook Preferences lesson.