Enter Grades in Bulk

D2L has a feature which allows you to enter grades for multiple students at once with just a few clicks. This tutorial assumes you have already created the gradebook item you wish to bulk grade.

  1. Click Grades and then Grades from the top navigation menu.
    D2L Grades menu
  2. Click the down caret next to the grade item you wish to bulk grade.
  3. Select Enter Grades.
  4. Click the checkbox next to the students for whom you would like to enter the same grade.
    You can also grade by Group by selecting View By: Groups and then Apply. Then select the first Group to grade and click Apply. Follow the steps below and then select the next Group to grade > Apply, and repeat.
    Student name select box
  5. With one or more students’ names selected, click Set Grades at the top of the student list.
    Set grades
  6. Input the grade value you would like applied to selected students and click Save.
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 to enter different grade values for different students if needed.
  8. Once you have entered all grades, click Save and Close.

This article was last updated on Feb 8, 2021 @ 12:30 pm.

Preview Student Gradebook View

  1. Enter a D2L course.
  2. Select Grades and then Grades from course navigation.
  3. Click the Enter Grades tab near the top of the page.
  4. Click the down caret next to the student whose view you would like to preview.
  5. Click Preview.
  6. You can now see a preview of the student’s view of their D2L gradebook.
  7. Click Close when done.

This article was last updated on Nov 12, 2020 @ 4:06 pm.

Getting Started with the D2L Gradebook



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This article was last updated on Nov 12, 2020 @ 4:06 pm.

Release Final Grades to Students

Grades in the D2L Grade Book can be released to students at any time during the term. Until you release the final (calculated or adjusted) grade, students are only able to see individual items in the Grade Book, not a combined score.

Release Final Grades from the Grade Item

This method lets you release final grades for all students, or for selected students.

  1. Navigate to your Manage Grades area.
  2. Select Grades in your top menu to enter the Manage Grades area.
    Context menu of Grade Item with Enter Grades selected
  3. Select the down-arrow at the end of the Final Calculated or Adjusted Grade label.
  4. If you want to release all student grades, select the top checkbox on the left to select all students. Then click the blue "Release/Unrelease" toggle button.
  5. To select specific students, chose the checkbox to the left of their name and click "Release/Unrelease." The status will show in the far right "Released" column.
    Final Grade Item in Enter Grades view showing Release/Unrelease button

Release All Final Grades from Grades Settings

  1. Click on Grades and then Grades from the course navigation bar.
    Manage Grades menu item
  2. Click on the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the page.

  3. Click on the Org Unit Display Options tab.
  4. Under Grade Details, check the three boxes.

  5. Click on the Calculation Options tab.
  6. Make sure the check boxes for Automatically release final grade and Automatically keep final grades updated are checked.
  7. Click Save and Close. 


This article was last updated on Dec 4, 2020 @ 3:13 pm.