How do I add a Grade item (a column) to the gradebook?
You will learn how to create a Grade item within the gradebook (Grades) in your course in TITANium. You can create a Grade item from within the gradebook for offline assignments, such as for a face-to-face assignment or exam.
Follow these steps to create a Grade item from within the gradebook.
1. Enter your course in TITANium.
Below is a sample course.
2. Click on the Gradebook setup in the Administration block.
The Administration block is by default the first block in the left-hand column of your course main page.
3. Click on Add grade item.
As its name implies, the Gradebook setup page is where you can organize your gradebook with categories, grade items, and methods of calculating your grades.
4. Type a title for your grade item.
5. Type the Maximum grade value.
100 points is the default. However, you can adjust the number as needed. A Minimum grade can also be set, but most times it is left at zero.
6. If the grade item is to be initially hidden from students, check the Hidden box.
7. It is not recommended to lock the grade.
If enabled, you can set the grade to be locked when a specified date and time occurs. This is not recommended because faculty who use this tend to forget that they enabled it, and then later want to add grades to this item but cannot because it is locked. If you are the only instructor adding grades, there really isn't a reason to use the lock. Students cannot change their grades.
8. Click on Show more for additional options.
9. Set the Show more options if desired
Grade to pass if set will change the display color of the students' grade scores within the Grader report (red for not pass and green for pass) and can be used in conjunction with the Activity Completion settings to allow students to move on or not move on to sequential activities.
Grade display type allows you to choose whether to display points (default), letters grades and/or percentages.
The Overall decimals points is defaulted at 2; however, you can adjust it as desired between 0 and 5.
10. Set weight if desired.
The default aggregation method for the gradebook is essentially summing the points. However, you can adjust the relative value of grade items and grade categories.
11. Click on Save changes.
12. The new Grade item now appears in the Gradebook setup.
To edit this Grade item, click on the blue Edit link to the right of the item, then choose Edit Settings in the sub menu.
13. Use the dropdown menu to go to the Grader report.
14. Your new grade item now has a column in the Grader report.
You can use the Grader report to get an overwiew of the students' scores. Plus, you can click on the cell within the grade column to type in a student's score. Read this guide to learn more about entering grades in the Grader report.
You have now learned how to create a Grade item in the gradebook in your course in TITANium.