Associate an Assignment with a Grade Item

The instructions below assume that you have already created a Grade Item in the Grades tool and an Assignment Submission Folder. If you have not done this, please follow the documentation for Creating a Grade Item first then Create an Assignment.

Watch how to Associate an Assignment with a Grade Item

  1. Select Activities from the Navigation Bar, then select Assignments.
    Assignments on Nav Bar
  2. Click on the context menu next to the Assignment you wish to associate with a grade item and select Edit Assignment.Edit Assignment
  3. In the Score Out of field, click Ungraded.
    Score out of Ungraded
  4. Enter a points value. If there’s also an associated grade item, maintain consistency by matching the value of the Out Of field to the grade item’s Max Points value in Grades. Make sure the out of score also matches your syllabus.
    Assignments Score Out of points

  5. To associate the assignment with a grade item in your grade book, select the dropdown menu In Grades, then Choose from Grades.
    Assignment Grades associationDo either:

      • Create and link to a new grade item. This will create a new grade item  with the same name as your new assignment, with the option to select an existing Grade Category to place it into with the point value set in the Score Out of Field in the previous step. Note: Only numeric grade items can be associated with assignment.
        Assignments Create New Grade Item
      • Link to an existing grade item. This will allow you to choose any grade items not associated to other activities. Note: Only numeric grade items can be associated with assignment.
        Assignments Link to Existing Grade Item
      • Optional settings are to Remove from Grades, or Reset to Ungraded.
  6. Optional: Add a Rubric. For more information, see Associate a Rubric with an Activity.
  7. Before you click Save and Close, ensure that the Assignment Name, Grade Item, and Out Of points value all correspond with what is listed in your syllabus and the grade item in the Grades tool. Click Save and Close.

From the list of Assignments, we can now see that most of the Assignments have been associated with a grade item as indicated by the award ribbon icon. Note: this will also appear for when points and/or a rubric is associated with an assignment folder.
Award icon indicates assignment is associated to grade item

  1. Repeat the steps above for any Assignments that you wish to associate with grade items.

Confirm the Grade Item Association in the Grades Tool

  1. Select Activities from the Navigation Bar, then select Grades.
    Grades on Nav Bar
  2. From Manage Grades within the Grades tool, you can verify that the Grade Item has been associated with an Assignment.
    Assignment Association in Grades