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.

  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 Grade Out of field, click Ungraded. 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.
    Grade Out of with Points
  4. Click In Gradebook, then Edit or Link to Existing and either:
    In Grades menu

    • Create and link to a new grade item.
      1. This will create a new grade item with the same name as your new assignment with the point value set in the Grade Out Of field in the previous step.
        Assignment Create new
      2. Click Choose Grade Category.  
        Assignment Create choose grade category
      3. In the Grade Category dropdown menu choose an existing Grade Category or select No Category.
        Assignment Create Grade Item Select Grade Category
      4. Click Change Grade Type & Scheme.  Note: Only Numeric or Selectbox grade items can be associated with assignment. Choose either:
        Assignment Grade Item Type
    • Numeric Grade Item: Grade items by assigning a value out of a specified total number of points. Optional: Select a Grade scheme for this grade item. Default scheme is %. Click OK.
      Assignment create Grade Item grade type numeric
    • Selectbox: Grade users by selecting the grade scheme level that best matches their achievement. Select a Grade scheme for this grade item. If you need to create a specific scheme for this assignment, follow the steps on the Grading Schemes page. Click OK.
      Assignment create Grade Item grade type selectbox
    • (Recommended) Link to an existing grade item. This will allow you to choose any grade items not associated to other activities. Note: Only numeric and selectbox grade items can be associated with assignment.
      Assignments Link to Existing Grade Item
  5. Optional: Add a Rubric. For more information, see Associate a Rubric with an Activity.
  6. 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