How do I view my grades in a current course?

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The Grades page in a course displays all grades for all course assignments. You can also view scoring details, comments, and rubrics. If your instructor is using multiple grading periods, you can also filter grades by grading period.

This lesson shows how to view grades in a current course. Learn how to view grades in concluded courses.

View a video about Grades.

Note: Some details in the Grades page, such as scoring details and the total grade, may be restricted by your instructor.

Open Course

Open Course

In Global Navigation, click the Courses link [1], then click the name of the course [2].

Open Grades

Open Grades

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

View Grades

By default, grades are sorted chronologically by assignment due date. In the Arrange by menu [1], you can also sort by module, assignment title, or assignment group. Assignments that are not part of a module will be shown at the end of the assignments list in alphabetical order. However, if modules or assignment groups aren't used in your course, they won't be included as sorting options.

You can view the name of the assignment [2], the assignment due date [3], the score you earned [4], and the total point value of the assignment [5]. You may also be able to view whether the assignment includes scoring details, comments, or rubrics [6].

You may see various grade icons in the score column [7] indicating the type of assignment you submitted. These assignments have not been graded by your instructor. Once the assignment is graded, the icon will be replaced by your score.

The grades page also lets you create hypothetical or What-If grades. You can click any score field and approximate your grade for both graded assignments (if want to submit an assignment) and ungraded assignments.

To print your grades, click the Print Grades button [8].

View Grading Periods

View Grading Periods

If your instructor is using multiple grading periods, you can view your grades according to grading period [1]. By default the Grades page displays the current grading period. If an assignment does not include a due date, it will display as a part of the last grading period. To view grades for another course, click the course drop-down menu [2].

View Scoring Details

View Scoring Details

If you can view scoring details, click the Check Mark icon [1]. You can view the mean, high, and low scores from the class [2].

The thin horizontal line graph [3] extends from the lowest score for any student in the course to the highest score. The thicker, white box extends from the 25th percentile to the 75th percentile, with the median marked inside the white box by a gray line. Your score appears as a blue box in this plot.

You will only see scoring details if more than five other students have submitted that assignment in the course. If you do not see the scoring details, then fewer than five students have submitted the assignment.

To close scoring details, click the Close link [4].

View Comments

View Comments

If there are comments in your assignment, the assignment displays a comment icon [1]. To view comments, click the icon. Comments will be organized chronologically [2]. To close comments, click the close link [3].

View Rubric

View Rubric

An assignment may also include a Rubric icon [1], which means the assignment included a rubric for grading purposes. To view your results, click the icon. View your score based on the rubric [2]. To close the rubric, click the Close Rubric link [3].

View Sidebar

View Sidebar

The grade summary shows your total grade [1], allows you to view any saved what-if scores [2], and allows you to show or hide all scoring details, comments, and rubrics shown in the Grades page [3].

Depending on the grade calculation for your course, your total grade may display as a point value or as a percentage.

Note: Your instructor may restrict you from viewing your total grade.  

View Percentage Grade Calculation

The sidebar shows the information about how your grades are calculated.

If your assignment groups are weighted, the sidebar will show the breakdown of weighted assignment groups [1].

Assignment groups will always display as a percentage. If your instructor allows you to view total grades, you can hover over the percentage for an assignment group to see a breakdown in the points you've earned vs the total points possible [2].

Note: If your instructor is using grading periods, you can always view a total grade for each grading period, but when you select All Grading Periods in the drop-down menu, you may not be able to view the total grade or assignment group points.

View Points Grade Calculation

View Grade Calculations with No Assignment Groups

If your course does not use assignment groups, your total grade can be displayed in points or percentage. If your total grade is displayed in points, you can hover over the points to see your overall grade percentage. Again, your instructor may restrict you from viewing your total grade.  

Note: If your instructor is using grading periods, you can always view a total grade for each grading period, but when you select All Grading Periods in the drop-down menu, you may not be able to view the total grade or assignment group points.

Change Gradebook

Change Gradebook

If you have more than one course, you can use the course drop-down menu [1] to view grades in other courses.

Note: If your Grades page shows Assignments and Learning Mastery headings [2], you can also view your standards-based scores in the Learning Mastery link.