Set Up Grading for an Assignment (Dropbox)

Once you have an Assignment folder (formerly known as a Dropbox folder) set up, you can link each topic to a grade item in the grade book.

Create a Grade Item in the Grade Book

  1. Click on Grades and then Grades from the navigation bar in your course.

  2. Click the New button, and then choose Item from the list.

  3. Choose grade item type Numeric by clicking on the blue link.

  4. Enter a Name in the text box.
  5. Enter the Maximum Points value in the Grading section.

  6. Click the Save and Close button to exit.

Link Activity Folder to Grade Item


Now that you have a grade item created, you can link it to an assignment folder. 
  1. Click on Activities and then Assignments from the navigation bar.

  2. Find your assignment in the list, and click the drop down menu to the right of the title. Click Edit Submission Folder from the list. 


  3. On the Properties tab, Choose a Grade Item from the drop down menu.
  4. Enter a point value in the Score Out Of field. This point value should match the point value you entered for the grade item in step 5 in the section above. 
  5. Click Save and Close  to exit. 
Once you have completed these steps, grades entered in the Assignment tool will automatically transfer to the grade book. 




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