How do I set a default grade for an assignment in the Gradebook?
If you want to set a default grade for a certain assignment, use the assignment drop-down menu. This will allow you to input scores for students who do not have scores or to overwrite already entered scores.
Note: When Multiple Grading Periods are enabled in a course, you cannot set a default grade for any assignment that has at least one student in a closed grading period.
In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.
Open Assignment Menu
Hover over the assignment column header and click the Options icon.
Set Default Grade
Click the Set Default Grade link.
Create Default Grades
Type the default grade value in the text box . If you would like to overwrite existing grades for the assignment, select the Overwrite already-entered grades checkbox .
Click the Set Default Grade button .
Verify Default Grades
Click the OK button.
View New Grades
Default grades are automatically entered for all students who do not have a grade. Grades can be changed by clicking the default grade and typing in an updated score.