Grade items can be assigned to individual submission folders, discussion topics, and quizzes in your course. Also, you can create grade items for assignments that are not being completed or turned in through D2L and manually enter scores for them in the Grades area.

These instructions focus on numeric grade items since they are the type most commonly used.

Also, please know that you can create grade items for submission folders, discussion topics, and quizzes within their settings. See the pages for these D2L tools for more information.

Create numeric grade items

Grade users by assigning a value out of a specified total number of points. Numeric grade items are the only type of grade item that you can associate with course objects such as discussions, quizzes, and assignments. To create numeric grade items

  1. On the navbar, click Grades.
  2. On the Manage Grades page, from the New button, click Item.
  3. Click Numeric.
  4. In the General area, enter your grade item details.
  5. In the Grading area, enter the maximum points and weight for the grade item.
  6. Do any of the following:
    • If you want users’ grades to be able to exceed the maximum points specified for the item, select the Can Exceed check box.
    • If you want the grade item to be a bonus, select the Bonus check box.
    • From the Grade Scheme drop-down list, select a grading scheme for your grade item.
    • To attach a rubric to the grade item, click Add Rubric.
  7. In the Display Options area, select how you want the Learner View and Managing View for the grade item to appear.
  8. Click Save and Close.