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CougarVIEW Instructor Guides: Set up gradebook

Need help with something in CougarVIEW? Good news! We have a number of guides to show you how to use the many tools and resources in CougarVIEW. These guides cover topics like using the grade book, setting up quizzes, creating groups, and many more.

Set up your grade book

  1. Select the "Assessments" dropdown from the navigation bar, and then proceed to click on "Grades".

Grades option Selection


  1. On the Grades Setup Wizard page, click Start.

Setup Wizard


  1. Choose your grading system, then click Continue.

Step 1 choose grading system


  1. If you want users' final grades to be released automatically when you create them, select Automatically release final grade, then click Continue.
    Note: If an instructor changes the final grade value after the final grade is automatically released, the final grade is not released again with the new value. This might occur if an instructor grades an additional item that changes the calculated final grade item. Student final grades that already have a value are not automatically released when this variable is turned on. The grades are only released the first time a Final Grade is calculated from Null to a final grade value.

Step 2 Final Grade Released


  1. Choose how you want to treat ungraded items. If you selected Automatically release final grade, CougarVIEW recommends that you select Drop ungraded items so that the released grades better reflect the users' current grades throughout the term.
  2. If you want final grades to automatically adjust after changing a grade item or calculation option, select Automatically keep final grade updated.
  3. Click Continue.

Step 3 Grade Calculations


  1. Choose your default grade scheme and then click Continue.

Step 4 Choose Default Grade Scheme


  1. In the Number of decimal places to display field, enter the number of decimal places to display to users who enter grades using the grade book.
  2. Click Continue.

Step 5 Managing View Display Options


  1. Select your learner view display options and then click Continue.

Step 6 Student View Display Options


  1. On the Grades Setup Summary page, review your selections.

Step 7 Grades Setup Summary


  1. Do one of the following:
  • To make changes to your grade book setup, click Go Back.
  • Click Finish.

Finish or go back