The roles of instructor, teaching assistant, and grader are allowed to change grades in a course. When you change grades, the new data is automatically figured into existing weighted, total, or calculated grade columns. Each time you change a grade, an entry is made in the grade history log. To learn more, see Working With the Grade History.
Sometimes a grade change results in an override grade. A true override grade is applied to attempt-based Grade Center items only, which are tests, assignments, and SafeAssignments. An override grade for a test or an assignment takes precedence over all other grade entries, including attempts a student submits after an override grade is assigned. For example, if a grade is based on the average of multiple assignment attempts, but you want to be sure that the grade for a certain student is one other than the average, you can assign an override grade that takes precedence over all other grades and future attempts.
You can remove an override grade for a test or an assignment with the Revert function. Grades for the interactive tools—journal and blog entries, wiki page saves, and discussion posts—are not attempt-based, but rather activity-based. For these tools, you can edit an override grade to change it from the grading panel of the tool.
When you override a grade, an orange triangle appears in the Grade Center cell.
When you assign a grade to a cell with no attempt for an assignment or a test, it is an override grade, and the override icon appears in the grade cell. If you assign a grade for an interactive tool's gradable activity, but no activity exists, no icon appears in the grade cell because it behaves as if you are assigning a grade in the grading panel of the tool.
You can assign an override grade in two ways:
If you typed a grade directly in the Grade Center cell and want to add feedback for the user or notes for yourself, see Including Comments With a Grade Entry.
You may also assign override grades to graded activity in the interactive tools, but you can edit the override grade from the tool's grading panel to remove it.
You can use the Revert function to clear an override grade and display the previously assigned grade, if one exists -OR- the needs grading icon.