Monday, December 8, 2008

How to Print Gradebook Grades

Do you want a printout of your gradebook at the end of the semester?  What is the easiest way to do this?  Here's how!

Go to the Manage tab of your course and select Gradebook

Go to the Manage tab of your course and select Gradebook
Now select the Print Grades option - this will create a nice PDF file of your gradebook grades that you can Save and/or Print.

That's all there is to it! If you have any additional questions, please contact Jeff or Angela and they will be happy to help!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Grading Scale

Grades, grades, GRADES!!!!!  This is the time of year when students are scrambling for those last few points to make the difference between a B and an A (or an F and a D!). 

So, about the grading scale...

If you normally would round 89.5 up to 90, you will want to go into your Grading Scale and tell the system you want to round. 

In ANGEL, if you set the bottom of the scale for an A equal to 90, then the system has a hard and fast rule that only grades that make 90 will be an A. 

Here is how to change your grading scale (if you want to):

*Click the Manage tab
*Click Gradebook
*Click Grading Scale 

*Choose Edit and change the Minimum Percent values

That's it!  It should now round your grades as you want!

If you have any questions, remember to contact Jeff or Angela.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Importing Master Course Content into the Live Section

Before you begin this process, you may want to check and make sure your master course is up-to-date.  Hint: Get rid of old dates!

To move your master (template) course content to your live section(s):

NOTE:  MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN THE LIVE COURSE (usually this is the course number with the two letters and a bunch of numbers following, such as AB100 016081S or something like that)

    • Click the Manage tab
    • Click Import Wizard
    • Click Master Course

    1. Click the drop down arrow in the Available Master Courses area and select YOUR master course which should have your name in the title and the word 'Template' (fully online) or 'WSTemplate' (web-supported) 
    2. De-select ONLY the box next to 'Migrate Quizzes to Assessments, leave the other boxes checked
    3. Click Import and be patient.  
    When all the circles are GREEN, you are finished.
    After the import is complete, remember to double check the gradebook settings and make sure the Preferences are as you wanted them (points gradebook or percentage gradebook).
    If you have any questions or are concerned about doing this for the first time, give one of us a call in ITDE and we will be happy to talk you through this step.  You can also just come to our offices and we will be happy to watch you as you do it and be your moral support. :)