How can I improve my use of Gradebook in OWL?

1. ENTER ALL MARKS IN GRADEBOOK AS ASSIGNMENTS ARE MARKED

Grades are not only a summative assessment of student work, but Vanderbilt University reminds us they are also about:

  • communicating about a student’s performance and potential for further success
  • motivating students to continue learning
  • providing feedback to instructors on their students’ learning, information that can inform future teaching decisions
  • providing students with feedback on their learning, clarifying for them what they understand and where they can improve

Students need to be able to see their marks on an on-going basis to reap the formative benefits of their assignments.

2. CREATE GRADEBOOK CATEGORIES

This enables students to better track their work and keep organized.

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3. OTHER FUNCTIONS OF GRADEBOOK FOR INSTRUCTOR ORGANIZATION

A.  Using “Review Mode” during office hours can keep marks confidential.

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B.Give students feedback in the assignment section and then it will also show up in the Gradebook.

C. If you would like to drop the highest or lowest mark in a category. Click the appropriate box.

D. Note: empty cells are excluded from calculation and not considered a 0. “Set zero score” will change them to a 0.

E. If you require more complex calculations than Gradebook can accommodate, then you will need to use a spreadsheet like EXCEL.  Go to ‘export’ and look at the ‘conventions used’ for how the spreadsheet needs to be imported back into Gradebook.

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