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How do I view my student's grades in a current course?

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

If you any of your student's courses have concluded and are able to access their content, you can view those grades from any active course.

Note: Some details in the Grades page, such as scoring details and the total grade, may be restricted in your student's course.

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

From the grades page you can select the Course for which you want to view grades [1]. By default, grades are sorted chronologically by assignment due date. In the Arrange by menu [2], you can also sort by module, assignment title, or assignment group. To see the specified grades, click the Apply button [3]. 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 student's course, they won't be included as sorting options.

You can view the name of the assignment [4], the assignment due date [5], the assignment status [6], the score your student earned [7], and the total point value of the assignment [8]. You may also be able to view whether the assignment includes scoring details, comments, or rubrics.

You may see various grade icons in the score column indicating the type of assignment you submitted [9]. These assignments have not been graded by your student's teacher. Once the assignment is graded, the icon will be replaced by your student's score.

To print your student's grades, click the Print Grades button [10].

View Grading Periods

If grading periods are enabled in your student's course, you can view your student's 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 displays as a part of the last grading period. To view grades for another course, click the Course drop-down menu [2]. To see the specified grading period and course, click the Apply button [3].

If your student's course includes weighted assignment groups, assignment groups may vary in the sidebar depending on which grading period you are viewing. An assignment group displays if the group has at least one assignment due in the selected grading period.

When grading periods are weighted and you select the All Grading Periods option, the sidebar displays the weights of each grading period.

View Late Assignment

View Late Assignment

Your student's teacher may enforce an automatic late policy in the course. Any assignments that are submitted after the due date are marked as late. The late policy automatically deducts a percentage of the grade from the total score. Late assignments display the Late icon in the Status column of the grades page [1]. To view submission details for a late assignment, click the submission name [2].

View Late Submission

The Submission Details page displays your student's grade, the amount deducted for the late penalty, and the final grade.

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 student's score based on the rubric [2]. To close the rubric, click the Close Rubric link [3].

Note: The total rubric score may be restricted by your student's teacher.

View Assignment Groups

View Assignment Groups

The Grades page will list the assignment groups included in your course [1]. Assignment groups allow instructors to organize assignments, discussions, and quizzes into groups and apply specific grading rules or weights to those groups. You can view the percentage score for each group [2] and the points you've earned versus the total points possible [3].

Note: Assignment group percentages may be restricted by your instructor.

View Sidebar

View Sidebar

The grade summary shows your student's total grade [1] and allows you to show or hide all scoring details, comments, and rubrics shown in the Grades page [2].

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

Note: Your student's teacher may restrict you from viewing your student's total grade.

View Current and Total Grades

View Current and Total Grades

The current grade is calculated by adding up the graded assignments according to their weight in the course grading scheme. This grade is calculated with the Calculate based only on graded assignments checkbox selected in the sidebar.

The total grade is calculated by adding all the assignments according to their weight in the course grading scheme (both graded and ungraded assignments). To view the total grade, deselect the sidebar checkbox [2]. The grade at the top of the sidebar reflects your student's total grade.

Note: If your student's teacher has restricted you from viewing the current and/or total grades, selecting or deselecting the sidebar checkbox still affects individual assignments. You may be able to see small changes with assignment shading indicating that a grade may be dropped from the course.

View Percentage Grade Calculation

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

If your student's 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 student's teacher allows you to view total grades, you can see a breakdown in the points your student has earned versus the total points possible [2].

Note: Your student's teacher may restrict you from viewing your grade totals in assignment group percentages [3].

View Points Grade Calculation

View Grade Calculations with No Assignment Groups

If your student's course does not use assignment groups, your student's total grade can be displayed in points or percentage. If your student's total grade is displayed in points, you can view your student's overall grade percentage. Again, your student's teacher may restrict you from viewing your student's total grade.  

Change Gradebook

Change Gradebook

If you are observing a student in multiple courses, you can use the course drop-down menu to view grades in other courses [1].

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