Set up BYU Grades

BYU Learning Suite offers several Gradebook options for instructors to choose from. Upon entering the BYU Grades tab for the first time, instructors are sent to a Grades Setup page from which gradebook options may be adjusted for the course.

Note: Instructors can adjust the selected grading options at any time by going to the Setup tab located in the left side navigation menu in BYU Grades.

 

Step One:

Select BYU Grades located in the menu bar at the top of the page.

 

There are three options available to instructors:

Option One: Use BYU Learning Suite Gradebook

Step Two:

Learning Suite provides a Gradebook feature with full assignment integration. Below are the options available to customize the gradebook and grading method.

 

Option Description
Grading Method: Total Points [1]

Instructors who select this option choose to calculate grades by simply totaling the number of points for all assignments in Grades.

For more information please visit Grading Methods.

Grading Method: Weighted Categories [2]

Instructors who select this option choose to calculate grades by specifying the percentage that all of the assignments in one category (such as quizzes) will contribute to the final grade.

For more information please visit Grading Methods.

Hide Gradebook from Students [3] Instructors who select this option will still be able to use BYU Grades. However, the Grades tab will be hidden from students until instructors uncheck this box.
Automatically enter zero for unscored assignments… [4]

Instructors who select this option set the gradebook to enter a zero for unsubmitted assignments after a designated time. Instructors set the time frame using the drop down menu [5].

When selecting a date range, be sure to take into account how long it will take you to complete grading for everyone in the class.

Note: This is not a retroactive feature. Meaning that if this option is set halfway through the semester only assignments with due dates from that point on will auto-zero.

Allow students to view statistics for the overall grade [6] Instructors who select this option allow students to view statistics for the overall score, percentile, and the class high, average, and low scores.
Allow students to view statistics for each individual assignment [7] Instructors who select this option allow students to view statistics for an assignment score, percentile, and the class high, average, and low scores.

 

Step Three:

Select Save and Continue. You will be directed to Scores page in BYU Grades.

 

Option Two: Link to Another Website

Select Link to another website if you currently use another website to calculate your grades.  Students can access the website when they click on the Grades tab.

Note: This option does not automatically synchronize the external gradebook with other areas of Learning Suite. For example, assignments or exams created in Learning Suite will not show up on your third-party gradebook and will have to be entered manually.

 

Step Two:

Select the Link to another website radio button [1]. Enter the URL in the text box provided [2].

 

Step Three:

Select Save and Continue.

 

Option Three: Do Not Include Learning Suite Gradebook

Instructors who do not wish to use the Learning Suite Gradebook should select this option. Students will not see a Grades tab if this option is selected.

Step Two: 

Select the Do not include Learning Suite Gradebook radio button.

 

Step Three:

Select Save and Continue.

 

Questions? Contact the OIT Service Desk (801.422.4000, it@byu.edu).