Changing Default Grade Display Type

Display Type Drop DownThe gradebook allows instructors to decide how grades will be displayed to students. Changes are made through the Settings tab in the grader report - this will change the Grade Display type for the entire course.

If you want to change the grade display type for a particular assignment:

  1.     Click on Grades in the Administration block.
  2.     Click on the Categories and items tab.
  3.     Select the Edit icon (sprocket) beside the individual assignment (under the Actions column).
  4.     Now click Show more (if not already selected).
  5.     Select a Grade Display Type from the drop-down menu.
  6.     Remember to Save changes, at the bottom of the page, and return to the View tab.
Read on below, to learn how each Grade Type is displayed in the gradebook.

Real

This Grade Display Type shows the real grade. The real grade is the raw mark that the student received on the assignment. Example: For a score of 25/30, the real grade is 25.

This is the default setting for Grade Display Type, but you can change this setting to any of the options discussed on this page (listed above).

Real Display type

Letter

This Grade Display Type shows the letter grade. The letter grade is the grade in the form of a letter, representing a range of percentages. To view the letters assigned to each percentage, click on the Letters tab from within the Gradebook.

Letter Display

Letter (percentage)

This Grade Display Type shows the letter grade, with the percentage in parentheses. The letter grade is the grade in the form of a letter, representing a range of percentages. To view the letters assigned to each percentage, click on the Letters tab from within the Gradebook. The percentage is obtained by dividing the student’s mark by the value of the assignment, and multiplying by 100. Example: 25/30 = 83.33%.

Letter and Percentage Diplay

Letter (Real)

This Grade Display Type shows a generic letter grade, with the real grade in parentheses. The letter grade is the grade in the form of a letter, representing a range of percentages. To view the letters assigned to each percentage, click on the Letters tab from within the Gradebook. The real grade is the raw mark that the student received on the assignment. Example: For a score of 25/30, the real grade is 25.

Letter Dispay

Percentage 

This Grade Display Type shows the percentage. The percentage is obtained by dividing the student’s mark by the value of the assignment, and multiplying by 100. Example: 25/30 = 83.33%.

Percentage Display

Percent (letter)

This Grade Display Type shows the percentage, with the letter grade in parentheses. The percentage is obtained by dividing the student’s mark by the value of the assignment, and multiplying by 100. Example: 25/30 = 83.33%. The letter grade is the grade in the form of a letter, representing a range of percentages. To view the letters assigned to each percentage, click on the Letters tab from within the Gradebook.

Percent and letter display

Percent (real)

This Grade Display Type shows the percentage, with the real grade in parentheses. The percentage is obtained by dividing the student’s mark by the value of the assignment, and multiplying by 100. Example: 25/30 = 83.33%. The real grade is the raw mark that the student received on the assignment. Example: For a score of 25/30, the real grade is 25.

Percent and real display

Real (letter)

This Grade Display Type shows the real grade, with the letter in parentheses. The real grade is the raw mark that the student received on the assignment. Example: For a score of 25/30, the real grade is 25. The letter grade is the grade in the form of a letter, representing a range of percentages. To view the letters assigned to each percentage, click on the Letters tab from within the Gradebook.
Real and letter display

Real (percent)

This Grade Display Type shows the real grade, with the percentage in parentheses. The real grade is the raw mark that the student received on the assignment. Example: For a score of 25/30, the real grade is 25. The percentage is obtained by dividing the student’s mark by the value of the assignment, and multiplying by 100. Example: 25/30 = 83.33%

Real and percent display