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Your instructor and institution control which tools are available.

Where are my grades?

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Ultra" help about accessing grades.

You can see grades for all of your courses or one course at a time.

To view grades for all of your courses, select the arrow next to your name in the upper-right corner. In the menu, select My Grades. You can sort your grades by All Courses or Last Graded. If your work hasn't been graded, grade status icons appear. Select an item's title to view details.

To view the grades for the course you're in, select the My Grades link on the course menu or on the Tools page.

Your instructor controls which links appear on the course menu.

More on viewing your grades with JAWS

My Grades page

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Ultra" help about viewing grades.

On the My Grades page, you can view all the coursework and grades for the course you're in. If your work hasn't been graded, grade status icons appear.

You can filter and order your view.

Select an item's title to view details. For example, your instructor can type comments, highlight text, and draw on your document. Select an assignment's title to access the assignment's Review Submission History page and review the grade, annotations, and feedback in context. If your file doesn't open automatically in the browser, your institution hasn't turned on inline viewing.

More on inline viewing

If your instructor used a rubric to grade your work, select the View Rubric link to view details.

Select the View Feedback icon to view instructor feedback in a pop-up box.

Each time you submit coursework, you receive a confirmation number as proof of your submission. If the submission ever gets lost or deleted, the submission receipt remains. You can access your submission receipts from the Submitted tab on the My Grades page. Select the number next to Submission Receipts at the bottom of the list to see your submission history.

More on submitting assignments

What do the icons mean?

If your instructor hasn't graded your work yet, grade status icons appear.

My Grades icons
Icon Description
- No information is available.
You completed the work, but no grade is assigned for items such as surveys.
You submitted your work. This item is ready for grading.
Grade Select the grade to view details.
Your work is in progress, but you haven't submitted it yet.
Your grade for this item is exempted. You don't have to submit work.
An error has occurred. Contact your instructor.
Your work was graded anonymously. Appears with submissions where your instructor assigned grades with student names hidden during the grading process.
Select to view feedback from your instructor.

New grade alerts

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Ultra" help about grade alerts.

Return to the menu next to your name to view new grading activity.

If a number appears on the My Grades icon, you have new grades, items due, or new items with due dates. You can also choose to receive grade alerts through email and text messages if your institution allows.

More on setting up alerts

ULTRA: Grades for all courses

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Original" help about viewing grades for all courses.

In the list where your name appears first, select Grades.

Your grades are organized by course and term in alphabetical order. Select any item in any course to view details.

Want to dive in and focus on one course? Select a course name to go to that course's grades page. You may have two types of courses.

Next to the name of your course, you'll find your overall grade. Select your overall grade to see how it is calculated.

More on your overall grade

ULTRA: Grades inside a course

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Original" help about viewing grades inside a course.

In a course, you can access the Course Grades page on the navigation bar. Select the Grades icon to view the grades that your instructor posted.

Select an item to review your work and instructor feedback.

You can also view feedback your instructor added to documents you uploaded to your submission. If the View File icon appears next to your file name, select it to view your feedback inline.

More on viewing feedback inline

Select the Overall Grade cell to learn more about how your overall grade is calculated. The overall grade is a running tally of your coursework so you can anticipate your final grade for the course.

ULTRA: New grade alerts

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Original" help about grade alerts.

When you log in, your activity stream page appears. When grades are posted, you'll find them in your activity stream. Select View your grade to display your grade. If your instructor added feedback, you'll see it after the item's title.

More on the activity stream

You can also access the item in your course to review your grade and feedback in context.

You can't receive new grade alerts through email and text messages at this time.

ULTRA: Overall grade

The overall grade lets you keep track of how you're doing in each of your courses. You can refer back to your overall grade to see if you are on track for the grade you want, or if you need to improve.

If your instructor has set up the overall grade, it appears on the Grades page and inside your course. Select the grade to learn more about how it is calculated.

The Overall Grade panel shows you how items and categories are weighted. For example, based on your instructors preference, tests may count for more than homework or quizzes. Take a look at the percentage listed below each entry to see how much it contributes to your overall grade calculation.

If your instructor decides to override your overall grade, a message appears at the top of this panel. You may still see a grade here, or a grade notation to indicate that your participation in the course is unique. Example grade notations include Exempt, Withdrawal, and Incomplete, but your instructor may decide to create custom ones.

ULTRA: Grades and feedback

If you update stream info, update it on assignment grade page also.

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You can see your score immediately if all questions are auto-graded. However, your instructor must manually grade some question types such as Essays, and then post the test grade and feedback. Your grades also appear on the global and course grades pages.

More on accessing grades

You can also access the assessment in your course to review your grade and feedback in context. Select the test or assignment title on the Course Content page and the Details & Information panel opens. Select anywhere in the Grading section to review what you submitted, available correct answers, and your grade and feedback. If your instructor left feedback, select the speech bubble icon to view it.

For questions where you chose from more than answer, you can select Show other options to review the answer choices.

The grade pill color for each question and the total grade are based on the grading schema your instructor chose. For example, the colors map to a typical grading schema in this way:

  • > 90% = green
  • 89-80% = yellow/green
  • 79-70% = yellow
  • 69-60% = orange
  • 59-50% = red

If your instructor needs to grade questions in your assessment, you'll see Pending in the Grading section.