Keeping track of student grades on paper not working out too well anymore? We recommend using the Sakai Gradebook! There is much more to this gradebook than just having a place to store student scores–the Sakai Gradebook also allows you to:
- Drop lowest scores
- View the Gradebook as a student
- View grades by sections or groups
- Use the Graduate HPL grading scale
- Export grades out to a spreadsheet and back into Sakai
- And ultimately get grades ready for ConnectCarolina with just a few clicks!
There are different options for setting up your Gradebook and many functions available, but don’t let that intimidate you! We have a Sakai Blog Gradebook Series and several Sakai Tutorials to assist you in getting started. You may also request one-on-one help, where a TLI Consultant will work with you every step of the way in getting your Gradebook ready! Check out available appointments on our Events page.
Setting up your Gradebook
There is no one way to set up the Gradebook, however instructors typically use Categories & Weighting. What’s great about this option is that it allows you to drop the lowest score within a category. See what other options might work for you!
TAs & Grading
Have Teaching Assistants helping with the grading? The preferred method is to add TAs in ConnectCarolina through your departmental course scheduler due to FERPA restrictions. Instructors can add TAs manually to their course sites as well.
Tips & Tricks
With busy schedules and heavy workloads throughout the semester, it is easy to overlook certain things in the Gradebook. To help make your lives a little easier, we have provided some Gradebook Tips & Tricks and will post the Final Gradebook Checklist at the end of the semester as a reminder.