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### Angel Gradebook Training Hb 08 09

1. 1. ANGEL [A New Global Environment for Learning] Gradebook Training HONORIA BALOGH iCreate Activity Grant Iowa Valley Community College District
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7. 7. Grading Scenarios Let’s assume that you use a simple grading scale such as: A = 90% - 100% B = 80% - 89% C = 70% - 79% D = 60% - 69% F = 00% - 59% Ask yourself: What is the grading scenario I am most likely to use? Choose which one represents your grading style the best. Gradebook Scenario #1: Points-Based Grading 7 Page
10. 10. Points or Percentages? The next decision that you will need to make is whether you want to conduct your course using percentages or points. Points Each category is worth a total number of points (see grading scenario 2). All categories are added up to determine the overall grade. For example, a category called Exams is worth 450 points, Projects is worth 300 points, and Final is worth 250 points. For this scenario, use the appropriate point value (450, 300, and 250) as the weight for each category. The grade by points scenario can optionally be accomplished using a single category (e.g. called Assignments) with a value of 100 (percent) or with a value equal to the total point value sum of all assignments (see grading scenario 1, pg. 4). The use of more than one category is only required if you prefer to weight categories to determine the overall average (percentage) or if you want to categorize assignments by assignment type. Percentages Each category is worth a specific percentage of the overall grade. For example, a category called Exams is worth 50% of the overall grade, Projects is worth 30%, and Final is worth 20%. In this case, simply use the appropriate percent value (50, 30, and 20) as the weight for each category. Remember: It is best to keep it simple, so if points will work just fine and you don’t need to specify “weight” for projects over exams, you can simply use points. TO DO #2 Check which way you wish to calculate grades: _____ Points _____ Percentages 10 Page
11. 11. Categories The final decision that you will need to make are the categories or major buckets that you will use in your gradebook. You could have just one category, or several. Think about the major areas that you want to divide your course. You might use categories such as homework, quizzes, participation, final, project, etc. Then, determine if you want to weight any of the categories. TO DO #3 Write your categories and weight in the space below. Category Weight (if needed, must be %) Here is what our sample categories would look like in ANGEL: Assignments 11 Category Page
17. 17. To set up details for a specific category, you will have to scroll down. You will have an option to see the Category Editor in either Normal or Advanced modes. This is the screen for the Normal mode: This is the screen for the Advanced mode: (note the additional options) 17 Page
20. 20. Here are the sample assignments for all our categories: Here is a sample set up for the Exam 1 assignment in Advanced mode: 20 Page
22. 22. By Assignment And now, let’s see how to enter grades by assignment. 1. From the main Gradebook page, click By Assignment under the Enter/Edit Grades heading. 2. Select the assignment from the drop down menu. (Be sure to select an assignment, not a category.) 3. Then, you will see the following screen. Note that you can choose between Condensed or Full views. Full view will enable you to enter comments on this screen. 22 Page 4. Enter the points or percentages students earned on the assignment.
23. 23. 5. Scroll down. 6. You have an additional option of batch updating the grades for students. Enter the default points in the batch update window. Clicking the Batch Update button will automatically fill in the desired point value to each student’s Points widow. It’s a timesaver! 7. Make sure to Save Changes when you are finished. 8. Click Done to return to the main Gradebook page. 23 Page