This page contains information about the Grade Center in Illinois Compass 2g.
In Illinois Compass 2g, the Grade Center relates to everything previously referred to as the Gradebook. The following sections have tips on how to set up, edit, and customize your Grade Center.
NOTE: To show all students again in a Single Student Grade view, simply click on the chevron next to the name of the student in the Grade Center, and then select Show All Rows.
If you do not see a Category (e.g. Extra Credit category) you want to use, you need to create a new category. Assigning a grade column to a category is necessary if you will be weighting grades according to type and dropping highest/lowest grades.
Instructors can do off-line grading and then upload grades into Grade Center. Instructors can upload grades from external sources such as a Comma-separated Value (.csv) file or an Excel spreadsheet. Data must be formatted specifically to upload correctly and be synced with existing Grade Center data.
NOTE: We recommend saving the data file into your local computer.
Comments entered in the Feedback to User textbox appear to Students when they access the grades. Comments entered into the Grading Notes textbox cannot be accessed by Students.
NOTE: It is necessary to have a grade entered before adding comments.
For Assignments and SafeAssignments, instructors can attach a feedback file in addition to adding comments to a grade to share with students. Students can view the feedback file attached by the instructor when they access the completed Assignments or SafeAssignments.
NOTE: It is necessary for a student to submit an assignment or SafeAssignment before attaching a feedback file. Once a student submits his/her assignment, the Needs Grading icon appears on a cell.
NOTE: The Extra Credit category is not a default category. Therefore, it needs to be created.
NOTE: If you are using more than one extra column, repeat the steps above.
NOTE: Any points entered in this column (or these columns if you have more than one extra credit column) will be extra credit and will be added to the Default Total column.
NOTE: If extra credit columns haven't been assigned to the Extra Credit category in step 1, select all the Extra Credit columns from Columns to Select, and then move them to the Selected Columns using the arrow button.