Your institution controls which tools are available in the Original Course View. The gradebook and rubrics are always available to instructors in the Ultra Course View.

Override grades

You can override a grade by manually entering a different grade to replace the calculated score.

Override grade option on a graded submission.

In the grade pill, you can enter a numeric value of no more than five digits. You can include two additional digits after the decimal point.

Override a grade for multiple attempts

If you allow multiple attempts, you can only override the final grade, not the grades for each attempt. An override grade takes precedence over all other grade entries, including attempts a student submits after you assign an override grade. 

  • If you regrade a question, that regraded score is applied to the attempt score. If you manually change the grade for the assessment in the gradebook, the regraded score doesn't change the override score.
  • If you go on to grade another attempt after you manually changed the final grade, the override grade still supersedes the second attempt grade you assign. You may want to deduct points after a student has made all attempts or the due date has passed.

To override the final grade for a submission, select the menu next to the final grade.

Shows the menu selected for a students multiple attempts where you can override the final grade

Override a grade with an associated rubric

If you override a grade with an associated rubric, the override grade appears in the rubric's grade pill. When you view the content, the Rubric Details panel states that the grade is overridden.

Example message of when you have overriden a grade
  • You can also override an existing grade from the associated rubric. Enter a new score in the rubric's grade pill. You'll see the override message in the rubric and the override label in the gradebook. Though you can't use the rubric now, you can expand the criteria to see the descriptions.

In the rubric's grade pill, you can enter a numeric value of no more than five digits. You can include one additional digit after the decimal point. The total rubric grade is always rounded to one decimal place.

  • If you decide you want to change the grade and use the rubric to assign grades, select regrade with the rubric. The rubric becomes active, and you can use it to provide grades for the assignment. The new grade appears in the gradebook and the override label is removed.

Override the overall grade

If you set up an overall grade for your course, you can override the grade's automatic calculation. Go to the gradebook Grades view and select a student's overall grade cell. You can enter a new value or choose from the overall grade notations you set up for the course. The grade cell is shaded gray to indicate the grade was overridden. To undo the override, select the cell and select Undo Override. The grade will revert back to the overall grade calculation you set up for the course.

More on how to set up the overall grade

Enter feedback for override grades

From the Grades view of the gradebook, select the overridden grade in the grade pill and select Feedback from the menu. The Grade & Feedback panel opens. Enter your feedback for the student and then save. 

Students can view override feedback after grades are posted.

When you post grades, students can view them and any feedback you provided. All feedback for all attempts, even ungraded attempts, shows to students.

Posted grades

If you choose to post grades and then override them, students will view the updated grades. If you remove a posted grade entirely, the item returns to "ungraded." After you assign new grades, you'll need to post those grades again.

Student view of an override grade

If you left feedback for multiple attempts, students can read each attempt's feedback after you post grades. A message appears if you've overridden the item's final grade.

Example of a grade override from the student view