“What’s a Grade Item again?” and other Gradebook dilemmas!

alex_thackrayWith Session 2 nearly here, it’s time to set up your iLearn Gradebook.  We asked Alex Thackray, Educational Designer from Faculty of Business and Economics, for some tips on making this process as smooth possible:

Gradebook has its own unique terminology and is a powerful tool with many possibilities, so attending a workshop is essential to understand how it works or to refresh your knowledge.

Have a go at setting up your Gradebook early in the session – preferably as soon as possible after training so it’s fresh in mind.  You can attend iLearn drop in clinic or make an appointment with your faculty’s Educational Designer to ask questions and double check everything’s correctly set up. Doing this well before marking begins will help you avoid that last minute panic!

There’s a comprehensive set of online guides to Gradebook covering a range of common scenarios with step by step instructions – this is a good link for your Bookmarks.

Another top tip is to add test students to your unit once your set up is complete. It’s a handy way to reassure yourself that your calculations are all working correctly.

So, there you have it.  We look forward to helping with your Gradebook set up at the drop-in clinic. Don’t forget to bring along your Unit Guide!