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How do I enter grades?

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Ryan Richins
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During the summer of 2017, we released a new Buzz UI, giving you the same features and functionality with a cleaner, simpler user experience!

Until all users have switched to the new UI, our Help Center articles will include information for both. 

Click the header below that aligns with the Buzz UI version you are using (Old UI or New UI); if you don't know which version you are using, review the differences and/or contact your system admin or Agilix account manager.

Old UI

Open the Performance tool using the Main Menu and make sure you’re on the Gradebook 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.

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Tips

  • 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.
New UI

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.

Additional articles

Tips

  • 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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Amarquez

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

StanCOE.

 

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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