How do I create a column to enter a midterm letter grade in Grades?


Give your students easy, 24 x 7 access to their midterm (and final) letter grade, even if you do not record every assignment throughout the term.

These instructions are for creating a grade book item to enter a letter grade directly into brightspace (A, B, C, D, F). This column is not worth any points, nor does it calculate points, its simply a place for you to enter text.

  1. Go to the Grades tool (Assessments > Grades)
  2. Click on Manage Grades
  3. Click New and choose Item from the dropdown menu
screenshot of Manage Grades and select new item
  1. Choose the grade item type: Text
  1. On the “New Item” page, add a name for your item such as “Midterm Grade”

  2. Click Save and Close
Item Properties tab

 To Enter Letter Grades into your new text column:

  1. Click Enter Grades
  2. Click the dropdown arrow next to the your new column and choose Grade All from the menu
screenshot of Enter Grades and grade all
  1.  Enter the letter grades for each student
  2. Click Save and Close
screenshot of grade all - letter grade entry
Last updated byMaureen Mulcrone on November 18, 2019
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