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Article Last Updated May 2018 The Grades tool in eClass (or _Gradebook)_ allows you to manage and organize a collection of grades in eClass. Items that have been assessed using an eClass activity will be automatically added to the gradebook (for exampl...
Article Last Updated May 2018 You can now use eClass to prepare a spreadsheet that can be imported directly into Bear Tracks as a part of the new electronic grade submission process. To use this capability, you must be the instructor or TA of a credit s...
Article Last Updated May 2018 If you choose to set or display letter grades in eClass, it is important to review the default grade boundaries to ensure that the system assigns the appropriate letter grade for each range of marks that you assign. Letter ...
Article Last Updated May 2018 If your students have completed an offline activity (such as a midterm or final examination) and their grades have been published or recorded in a spreadsheet, it is possible to import these grades into eClass to publish th...
Article Last Updated June 2019 In eClass, there are two ways in which an Instructor or TA can assign grades and feedback to a student's assignment submission: (1) through the Assignment 'View all submissions', or (2) through the Gradebook Grader report ...
Article Last Updated May 2018 Embedded Answers (Cloze) is a way of designing multiple choice, short answers and numerical answers within a passage of text. They are useful when you want to have a single question have multiple sub-parts and when it makes...
Article Last Updated May 2018 eClass has several options for calculating the course total for your students. These options are specified through your gradebook AGGREGATION METHOD and allow you to give items different weights in the overall course total....
Article Last Updated May 2018 The eClass Gradebook does not directly allow the import of textual information into standard gradebook columns. This article describes the workaround of importing the text into the _Feedback_ location for a column. Common us...
The TSQS optical scoring data provided by IST may include a number of columns in addition to the raw score including the students' wrong answers and their actual responses. eClass Moodle will only allow instructors to import one column as the 'Comments'...
Article Last Updated May 2018 If your students are having difficulty accessing their grades, one of the following is likely causing the issue: THE GRADEBOOK IS CURRENTLY HIDDEN FROM STUDENTS If a student is unable to access ANY grades (ie. the Grades...
Article Last Updated May 2018 You are able to assign letter grades to specific assignments or activities in eClass using the Improved Letter Grade Scale. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS USE THIS SCALE INSTEAD OF THE STANDARD 'LETTER SCALE' SINCE THAT ONE TRANSLATES P...
Article Last Updated May 2018 You have several options for formatting the display of grades to students in eClass. These can be set at either the course level (ie. for all grades in the course) or on individual grade items. SETTING THE GRADE DISPLAY F...
Article Last Updated September 2018 This article will explain how to add an option requiring the use of Respondus Lockdown Browser (RLDB) for quizzes in eClass. This requirement means that students must use a special, secure browser to complete the quiz...
Article Last Updated May 2018 If you have already entered a grade for an assignment via the grader report (as opposed to providing grades through the assignment grading tools), you may have problems attaching files to the assignment. Your students may a...
Article Last Updated June 2019 Rubrics are advanced grading forms used for criteria-based assessment. Many eClass instructors prefer to use rubrics as they allow for ease and consistency in grading, and allow for grade transparency with students. To cre...
Article Last Updated September 2018 SUGGESTIONS FOR STUDENTS TAKING LOCKDOWN BROWSER-REQUIRED QUIZZES ON THEIR OWN MACHINES For Windows systems and Macintosh systems with additional security software, we suggest relaxing any security settings to "medi...
If you run into issues while attempting to upload csv files into the eClass gradebook, try the following troubleshooting steps: Error message: 'user mapping error, could not find user...' * These errors are usually caused by mis-mapping the columns ...
Article Last Updated May 2019 ExamLock is a University of Alberta application that instructors may use to promote academic integrity during eClass exams. The tool is available in IST managed computer labs and is available for download onto student's Mac ...
Article Last Updated May 2018 eClass by default has some scales already available for use in student grading. These include the standard numeric scales (can be out of any number of points, up to 100, with 1 point intervals), and several others such as '...
Article Last Updated May 2018 The eClass Grader Report indicates that cells have been overridden by changing the background colour of the cell to orange. This is perfectly normal and occurs whenever users edit an activity module column or calculated col...
Article Last Updated May 2018 Ratings can be useful for instructors who wish to track or grade forum posts, glossary entries and database entries, and link them directly to the course gradebook. They can also be used as a collaborative activity by allow...
Article Last Updated May 2018 The Grades tool in eClass offers options to format the display of your gradebook to students and to control to a very fine degree which grades are visible to students. One thing to note when working in the gradebook is that...
Article Last Updated May 2018 When grading assignments in eClass, there are a number of mechanisms for releasing the grades to students. By default, as soon as any grades or feedback are entered by instructors or TAs, these are made available to student...
Article Last Updated October 2018 After your students have completed a quiz, if you find that it contained an unfair question (ie. the answer was coded wrong, the question was too ambiguous, etc.) you can either: * Change the grade for the question...
Article Last Updated May 2018 By default the Grader Report in eClass identifies students by first and last name, email address, and CCID - student 7-digit student ID numbers are not displayed. Even though they don't display, you can still match imported...
The assignment tool has a wide range of configuration options that make it a powerful tool for assessing students. It can be especially useful in large course sections where there are several options available to streamline working with a high number of s...
Article Last Updated May 2018 A known bug can sometimes cause problems identifying which grades have been released to students. This issue is in active development by the moodle community and we will be looking to release a fix as soon as possible. The ...
Article Last Updated May 2018 Gradebook categories are useful for organizing and grouping multiple course assessment items by type. For example, if the course contains a midterm worth 30%, three lab assignments worth 30% overall and a final exam worth 4...
Article Last Updated May 2018 If you have set up groups in your course, you might want to enable the option to filter different course administration pages by those groups. The most common use case for doing this is in the gradebook but this also works ...
Article Last Updated May 2018 If you have users in your course that require special conditions for taking a quiz or submitting an assignment (NEW IN 2018), you can create a user or group override that changes the settings only for those particular users...
Article Last Updated May 2018 Whenever you add a Quiz or Assignment Activity to your course and specify a grade in its settings, a grade column will appear in the gradebook. This article will explain how to manually add a grade item that is not tied to ...
Article Last Updated May 2018 Instructors can rate (grade) forum posts as a tool for assessment which will be reflected in the gradebook. Forum ratings can be customized with a specific aggregation method and custom scale (see this article for instructi...
Article Last Updated May 2018 In the gradebook, there is an option to toggle the display by clicking on the box icon beside the course name. Clicking on the icon will allow you to change the format to Full view, Aggregates only, or Grades only. * T...
Article Last Updated May 2018 Starting in the summer of 2017, instructors can annotate student submissions directly online without needing to download them. This grading mechanism can be used in conjunction with any or all of the other options for provi...
Article Last Updated May 2018 A known bug can sometimes cause problems identifying which grades have been released to students. This issue is in active development by the moodle community and we will be looking to release a fix as soon as possible. Th...
Article Last Updated May 2018 A new feature in Fall 2016 allows instructors to easily assess student contributions to a forum using the assignment activity. This feature allows all of the usual assignment activity grading features to be utilized when as...
Article Last Updated May 2018 If you have downloaded all the student submissions from an assignment, after you have graded the document files and added your own comments, you can upload all of your feedback files in a single step. * For this to work,...
Article Last Updated May 2018 Marking guides are one of the advanced grading methods available in the eClass assignment activity. Similar to rubrics, they allow you to set up a number of marking criteria for the assignment. However instead of selecting ...
Article Last Updated January 2019 If you wish to have your students submit their work in groups, the relevant settings are available in the GROUP SUBMISSION SETTINGS area (and not in the COMMON MODULE SETTINGS area where most group and groupings setup i...
Article Last Updated May 2018 All quiz question types (except for 'Essay') are graded automatically by eClass after the student has submitted their quiz attempt. ESSAY QUESTIONS REQUIRE MANUAL GRADING. TO MANUALLY GRADE A STUDENT'S ESSAY RESPONSE IN A...
Article Last Updated May 2018 An effective way of preventing students from accessing course material during exams is disabling access to your course by changing the course availability on eClass. You may want to preemptively notify your students of the ...
Article Last Updated May 2018 Blind marking allows instructors to mark assignments without knowing which student they are marking. For this technique to work, you have to instruct your students not to use their names on their assignment documents (i.e.,...
Article Last Updated May 2018 If your assignment is set to receive file submissions and you wish to manage those submissions offline, you can export all the submitted files with one click: * First, ensure in your assignment settings under 'Submission...
Article Last Updated May 2019 ExamLock is a quiz integrity application developed by the IST eClass team. The tool can be installed on mac and windows machines and limits students to a quiz interface while an exam is being completed. ExamLock is installed...
Article Last Updated May 2018 Once enabled, the 'Marking workflow' opens up the option for course coordinators or lead instructors to assign specific grading tasks to any of the other the graders in the course (including themselves). To split up grading...
Article Last Updated May 2018 This article will explain how to re-use an existing rubric that you have already created in one eClass assignment for grading a different assignment. First, we will need to create a template from an already existing rubri...
Article Last Updated May 2018 Some aggregation methods in the eClass gradebook allow instructors to give bonus marks for certain grade items. The aggregation methods that allow this are _Simple weighted mean of grades_, _Natural_, and _Mean of grades (w...
There are a number of ways to use only letter grades in eClass courses. This article will recommend best practices and provide examples for some specific use cases. Because letter grading is a complicated area, users can also contact eClass support at 780...
Article Last Updated May 2018 This article describes how to make edits to existing manual grade items, specifically the NEW REQUIRED OPTION TO SPECIFY WHETHER TO RESCALE EXISTING GRADES INTRODUCED IN SUMMER 2017 when editing the maximum grade for an ite...
Article Last Updated May 2018 There are a number of additional columns and settings which can be used to modify what students see when they look at their grades. The student view of the grade book can be viewed under USER REPORT in the gradebook. TO A...
Article Last Updated May 2018 In large courses where multiple TAs mark a single assignment, it can be useful to see a per-grader average to compare how different graders have graded students. This article will walk through setting up a course to view pe...
Article Last Updated May 2019 This article outlines how instructors can use the ExamLock Manager to schedule secure exam sessions for students to complete quizzes. Instructors should configure their quizzes first following the instructions at Using ExamL...
Article Last Updated May 2019 ExamLock is a University of Alberta application that instructors may use to promote academic integrity during eClass exams. The tool is available in IST managed computer labs but may also be used by students on their own lap...
Article Last Updated May 2019 This article is for students who encounter issues when attempting to validate their device or laptop for ExamLock exams [https://support.ctl.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/376/10/taking-quizzes-using-examl...