Okay, so, this statement may seem a bit strong but we know in our day-to-day teaching worlds that the little things mean everything.
The other day, I finally clicked on a button in IC that’s been staring me in the face for a while now and…
…I discovered a quick and efficent way to enter grades without having to open the full Gradebook.
Okay, head into IC and head to the Control Center
Then, click on one of the buttons under Assignments labeled Score next to any of your sections.
This beautiful box will pop up:
[Please don’t judge me for the two assignments I still need to enter full class grades for…]
This box serves as a command center for *Missing and Unscored grades in your Gradebook where you can enter grades without having to open the full Gradebook and scroll through the whole thing to verify a grade or update late or *Missing work. It’s all right here. This early in the semester it’s not too bad, but, later when there are tons of assignments, let’s be honest, it’s a pain.
So, for example, for the class listed above, I can now quickly enter grades by assignment or by status (Unscored or Missing). Usually (well, since I discovered this on Monday, haha), I will click on Missing and then it’ll take me to the assignments that have scores I have marked as *Missing in the full Gradebook.
I will then click on the assignment I want to enter the grade for and it’ll give me something like this:
From this screen, I can now just easily update the scores that need updating without having to open up the full Gradebook.
I also love that I can quickly change the status for an assignment, again, also without having to scroll through the full Gradebook. This works great for when you have something marked as *Missing and they turn it in and you want to quick change the status to “Turned In”.
Those assignments will then make their way to the Unscored tab where you can easily put the grade in when you have a change to grade it.
It *will* give you the option to enter grades for a whole class but I find the full Gradebook is easier to navigate for that as you can easily jump down to the next grade to enter. However, if you’re giving a blanket score for an assignment, this option is also very quick and efficient.
Happy Efficient Grade-entering!