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. Within the Properties tab, under Evaluation and Feedback:
    Select Grade Item

    1. Enter the point value for the assignment into the Score Out Of field.
    2. Select the Grade Item from the drop-down list. Note: While it is possible to create a New Grade Item here within the assignment folder, it is not possible to create a Grade Category. Grade Categories must be set up in the Grades tool.
    3. (Optional) Click the Add Rubric button to attach a rubric to the grade item. It is recommend that you create the rubric first in the Rubrics tool.
      Add Rubric to grade item
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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