How do I enter grades?

Ryan Richins
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Open the Gradebook tool using the Main Menu and make sure you’re on the Grades screen.

There are multiple ways to enter grades on this page; you can:

  1. Click an activity column header to open the Activity Grader, which allows you to enter scores and feedback for every student assigned that activity.
  2. Click an activity cell for a specific student and enter that student’s score and feedback for that activity.
  3. Click Enable Quick Edit to make the entire table editable, and enter scores directly into the cells; if you choose this approach, use one of the other methods to provide feedback.

By providing multiple ways to enter grades, Buzz accommodates different circumstances and grade-keeping styles all in one place.

Gradebook overview

On the Gradebook screen, you can:

  1. Sort by any column by clicking the header.
  2. Rearrange the order of columns (excluding the Name column) to make your workspace most efficient for your process. To move a column, click the cell above its header and drag it to the desired location.

You can also:

  1. Click Display Options in the toolbar to choose the columns and other display details you want on the screen.
  2. Click Enable quick-edit grading in the toolbar to enter scores directly into the Grades table.
  3. Click Tools to Import Scores, Export Scores, and Go to final grades.
  4. Click a student to see and/or print their individual gradebook information.
  5. Click an assignment to open the Activity Grader for that assignment.
  6. Click a specific cell to open the Grade Editor for a particular student activity.

Accessibility notes

Three inline help items appear on this screen that are not currently supported by screen readers:

  • Below the grading fields in the Grade Editor for Multi-Outcome Scoring courses: You can selectively excuse a student from any Scoring Objective by entering "X" instead of a number in the score box and then clicking Submit Score. To excuse a student from the entire activity, simply click Excuse.
  • Next to pending grades where they exist in the Gradebook: Pending scores represent activities that have been graded, but the score has not been returned to the student. Pending scores include:
    • Scores that have been saved and not submitted.
    • Scores that have been submitted, but the activity’s specified release date for the score has not passed.
  • Next to the version number (Version: [#]) in the Submit Answers window that you use to submit student answers from a printed assessment: The printed assessment has already been submitted if its version is not [#].

Additional articles


  • You can also grade submissions by selecting them as they appear in the To-do List on the Home page.
  • Use the Final Grades feature to review and submit grades.
  • Use the Mastery screen to check student mastery of course objectives.

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Good evening,

I do I prevent my students from skipping around in the lessons? My goal is for the students to work in order.


Thank you,

Alicia Marquez



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Bruce Sharp

Hi Alicia, the way I do that in my class is through the activity settings.

Scroll down to Visibility and Access

I check "block access until a specified date" then set the date to the day and time I plan to finish that lesson.

There are 2 other options that may be closer to what you want.

Under Advanced Activity Options check "student must complete this activity before continuing to the next one." If you use that, be sure your activities are in the desired order in Buzz.

In Visibility and Access check "block access until student completes other activity." When you select that option, you will be prompted to choose an activity.

So let's say your assignments are 1,2,3, etc. In the settings for assignment 2 you would check "block access until student completes other activity", then choose assignment 1. In the settings for assignment 3 you would block access until student completes other activity, then choose assignment 2 and so forth. Now a student can't move on until they complete the previous activity. The advantage here is that you can specify any activity regardless of the order in Buzz.

One other thing to keep in mind is that both of those mention a student "completing" an activity. Also in the Advanced Activity Settings note the option "mark as complete when the student..." You can change that to other options. The default is "submits activity." In our Algebra course, for instance, we changed that setting to "receives a passing score."  Then in the Advanced Gradebook settings we changes passing to 80%. Now it acts as a mastery activity. The activity doesn't disappear from the student's to-do list until they earn at least 80%.

Imagine combining these 2 settings. Not only must your student attempt every assignment, but they can't move on to the next one until they get the mastery level you want!

I hope that all made sense. I'm sure someone from Agilix will pipe in if I misstated or left anything out.

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