What actions can instructors perform on individual gradebook items?
The drop-down menu in each gradebook item column allows you to perform several actions. These actions vary somewhat, depending on the origin of the item. Items created within the Gradebook itself allow more options than items being sent to the Gradebook from other tools.
All gradebook items allow you to:
- Edit Item Details
- View Grade Statistics
- Move Left
- Move Right
- Hide Item
Gradebook-created items also allow you to:
- Set Score for Empty Cells
- Delete Item
The Edit Item Details option allows you to make changes to extra credit, grading rubric, category, release, and grade calculation settings.
For Gradebook-created items, you may also modify the title, point value, and due date. For items coming from other tools, those details must be modified within the origin tool.
The View Grade Statistics option gives you a quick summary of the grade distribution for that item, including the mean, median, standard deviation, lowest score, highest score, total number of graded scores, and a bar chart illustrating the data.
The Hide Item option hides the column from the instructor's display. However, it DOES NOT control release of the item to students.
Notice that hidden items are indicated by small arrows in place of the item. Click on the arrows to show the item again.
For Gradebook-created items, you may select Set Score for Empty Cells to automatically set the score for all ungraded students for that gradebook item only. You may also select a specific section or group from the drop-down menu to apply the specified grade to only that section or group. This action only applies to students with ungraded items. Previously graded students will not be affected.