Set Up Grading for an Assignment

When you create an Assignment, you can link it to a Grade Item for automatic transfer of the grades you enter in the Assignment tool to the D2L Grades tool. You can begin by creating a Grade Item in the Grades tool, or you can create one from the Assignments tool.

Note: these instructions are for using the updated Assignments interface. If you have opted to keep using the old interface, scroll down to “Old Interface Instructions.”

  1. Navigate to Activities > Assignments and find the assignment you want to link to the Grades tool.
  2. Select the down-arrow after the name of the Assignment and, from that context menu, select Edit Assignment.
  3. Below the name of the assignment, enter a maximum point value in the Score out of box. Activating this box displays a menu for giving the assignment a Grade Item.
  4. To create a Grade Item with the same name as this Assignment, click the (ribbon icon) in Grades menu to open it, and select Choose from Grades. Note: you select Choose from Grades even if you need to create a new Grade Item.

    This generates a popup showing a new Grade Item that has automatically been given the same name as this assignment. Click OK.
  5. If you previously created a Grade Item for your new assignment, select Link to an existing grade item and select the appropriate Item.

 

Old Interface Instructions

Create a Grade Item in the Grade Book

  1. Click on Grades and then Grades from the navigation bar in your course.
  2. Click the New button, and then choose Item from the list.
  3. Choose grade item type Numeric by clicking on the blue link.
  4. Enter a Name in the text box. Important: the name should be the same as the assignment so you don’t mistakenly attach it to the wrong assignment!
  5. Enter the Maximum Points value in the Grading section.
  6. Click the Save and Close button to exit.

Link Assignment to Grade Item

Now that you have a grade item created, you can link it to an assignment folder.

  1. Click on Activities and then Assignments from the navigation bar.
  2. Find your assignment in the list, and click the drop down menu to the right of the title. Click Edit Assignment from the list.
    Edit Assignment Dropdown
  3. On the Properties tab, Choose the appropriate Grade Item from the drop down menu.
  4. Enter a point value in the Score Out Of field. Important: this point value must match the point value you entered for the grade item in step 5 in the section above. If not your grades will be mis-calculated when sent from the Assignment to the Grades.
  5. Click Save and Close  to exit.

Once you have completed these steps, grades entered in the Assignment tool will automatically transfer to the grade book.

See a video walkthrough of how to associate an assignment with a grade item.

This article was last updated on Feb 25, 2021 @ 1:37 pm.