Releasing Final Grades in D2L

By default, D2L does not automatically display final grades to students; they only see their scores on individual assignments, not their cumulative grade for the course. At the end of the term, you can opt to release the final grade so that students can view it.

Note: Final grades in eLearning/D2L are not automatically transferred to WebAdvisor (Colleague). You must manually enter a midterm grade or final grade in WebAdvisor at the end of the semester.

  1. Click Grades link, then on the right side, click Settings.
  2. Click Calculation Options tab
  3. Scroll down to Final Grade Released section
  4. Verify that Calculated Final Grade is marked instead of Adjusted Final Grade.
  5. Click blue Save button at bottom of page and follow Release Grades below next.
  1. Click Grades link on the navigation bar.
  2. On the Enter Grades page, click the drop-down menu of Final Calculated Grade and select Enter Grades
  3. Verify that all students are listed on the page, if not at the bottom of the page change the number from 20 per page to a larger number
  4. Select the first box at the top of the list next to First Name, Last Name to select all your students
  5. Click the Release/Unrelease button.  
  6. Click Save and Close.
  7. The Final grade is released icon displays in the Final Calculated Grade column for each student.
  8. To see a live preview of what the student sees, click the drop down arrow next to the student name and click Preview.