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Grade History

The Grade History page acts like a log file that records all of the changes that occur to grades within a course, and displays all the data for grade submissions for the course within a set date range. You can manipulate the view and export the information.

Access the Grade History page from the Reports drop-down list on the action bar.

The default view includes the two most recent actions on this grade. To view more, click View Complete History.

Disable or Enable Grade History

Before disabling Grade History, consider the ramifications. For example, accessing Grade History allows you and your institution to validate that specific assignments were graded anonymously.

To disable grade history, on the Grade History page, click Disable Grade History on the action bar.

To enable grade history, click Enable Grade History.

Both the ability to disable or enable grade history are settings controlled by your institution and may not be available to instructors.

How to Change the View of Grade History

The Grade History page is filtered to display entries within a date range. You can sort it to display items by column name, score, or date.

  1. In the Grade Center, point to Reports on the action bar and click View Grade History.
  2. In the Show Entries from Past drop-down list, select from the following data parameters:
    • 1 Day
    • 7 Days
    • 14 Days
    • 30 Days
    • 6 Months
    • All
  3. Click Go.
  4. Click OK to return to the main Grade Center page.

To sort items, click a column heading. The column will display in descending alphabetic, score, or date order, depending upon which column you choose.

How to Download the Grade History File

The grade history is exported as a delimited file and downloaded to your computer.

  1. On the Grade History page, click Download on the action bar.
  2. Select the Delimiter Type for the file, either comma or tab.
  3. Click Yes to Include Comments or No to exclude them from the download.
  4. Click Submit.
  5. Click Download to save the file to your computer.
  6. Click OK to return to the main Grade Center page.

Clear Grade History

Click Clear Grade History to clear and flush all the data. This action is final and irreversible. If you and your institution need to validate that specific assignments were graded anonymously, do not clear the grade history.

To be sure that you do not lose data, download the grade history before clearing it.

Your institution can disable your ability to clear grade history.

Related Tutorials    video Viewing and Downloading Grade History (Flash video | 1m 17s )