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Working With the Grade History

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14:00, 8 Jul 2013

The Grade History page acts like a log file that records all of the changes that occur to grades within a course, and displays all the data for grade submissions for the course within a set date range. You can manipulate the view and export the information.

Access the Grade History page from the Reports drop-down list on the action bar. Select View Grade History to display the page. The following columns appear:

Grade History Page
Column Description
Date The date you graded the item or changed the grade.
Last Edited By The name of the last user to edit the grade. When clicked, you can view the username and role of the person who edited the grade. If the score appears from an automatically graded test, the name is listed as Automatic.
Value The value of the grade as viewed in the Grade Center as well as the type of value and entry type, such as attempt grade and override grade. If you associated a rubric with the item, you can view it by clicking View Rubric.
Comments Any associated Feedback for User or Grading Notes.

The default view includes the two most recent actions on this grade. To view more, click View Complete History.

Disabling or Enabling Grade History

To disable grade history, on the Grade History page, click Disable Grade History on the action bar.

To enable grade history, click Enable Grade History.

Both the ability to disable or enable grade history are settings controlled by your institution and may not be available to instructors.

How to Change the View of Grade History

The Grade History page is filtered to display entries within a date range. You can sort it to display items by column name, score, or date.

  1. In the Grade Center, point to Reports on the action bar to access the drop-down list.
  2. Select View Grade History.
  3. In the Show Entries from Past drop-down list, select from the following data parameters:
    • 1 Day
    • 7 Days
    • 14 Days
    • 30 Days
    • 6 Months
    • All
  4. Click Go.
  5. Click OK to return to the main Grade Center page.

To sort items, click a column heading. The column will display in descending alphabetic, score, or date order, depending upon which column you choose.

How to Download the Grade History File

The grade history is exported as a delimited file and downloaded to your computer.

  1. On the Grade History page, click Download on the action bar.
  2. Select the Delimiter Type for the file, either comma or tab.
  3. Select Yes to Include Comments or No to exclude them from the download.
  4. Click Submit.
  5. Click Download to save the file to your computer.
  6. Click OK to return to the main Grade Center page.

Clearing Grade History

Click Clear Grade History to clear and flush all the data. This action is final and cannot be reversed. To be sure that you do not lose data, download the grade history before clearing it.

Related Tutorials    video Viewing and Downloading Grade History (Flash video | 1m 17s )

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