Activating the new Gradebook
1) Configure Grading terms – This is an Administrator‐only task. Grading Terms (if needed) must
be configured before activating the optional 7.4 Gradebook interface. Grading Terms are
configured from the Admin Console > Application > Grading Terms tool.
By creating the Grading Terms before initializing the Gradebook, a Grading Report will be
automatically created in the course for each configured Grading Term. If no Grading Terms are
found, an “Overall” Gradebook report will be created.
2) Configure Gradebook Env Var – The Gradebook Env Var is configured with the Manage Tab >
Environment Variables (link) tool. Add this variable:
Variable Name: ENABLE_GRADING_TERMS
Variable Value: 1
Once saved, exit then re‐enter the course to activate the Env Var.
3) Nugget Configuration – Since the new Gradebook is rendered on a portal page, we are able to
reuse the nuggets from the Gradebook elsewhere (e.g. Course home page). To improve
workflow, it is recommended that the following nuggets be made available from the course
a. Gradebook Reports
b. Ungraded Items
c. Grading Tasks
Note: if the instructor wishes to communicate course grades through the Grade Reports, it is
recommended that the “Grades” nugget be turned off. This is the student‐facing nugget that
links into the Reports tab from the Course home.