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TritonEd: Grade Center

Learn how to manage the TritonEd Grade Center.

TritonEd's Grade Center is a secure way for instructors to enter and display grades. Instructors and TAs can provide feedback on assignments, enter scores from in-class exams, and distribute weights. Enrolled students can only view their own grades by going to the My Grades tool in TritonEd. See the steps below to learn some of the basics of TritonEd's Grade Center.

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Enter grades in the Grade Center

The Grade Center in TritonEd is organized into rows and columns, like a spreadsheet. Gradable assignments and tests are added as columns. Each row is assigned to an individual student. Locate the student’s first and last name at the far left of the Grade Center. Instructors can enter grades through the Full Grade Center by locating the assignment column. Then, grade all attempts, grade individually, or enter grades directly in the grade cell. 

How to enter grades in the Grade Center

  1. In the Course Menu, click Grade Center to expand options.
  2. Click Full Grade Center.
  3. Locate the grade column of the assignment that needs grading.
  4. To begin grading all student submissions, click the drop-down menu next to the column header to access options.
  5. Select Grade Attempts.
  6. Click the arrows at the top right to navigate to the previous or next students attempt.
  7. To grade an individual student’s assignment, locate the student’s grade cell under the column header.
  8. Click the drop-down menu in the grade cell.
  9. Select View Grade Details.
  10. In Grade Details, click Grade Attempt.
  11. To manually enter a grade for the student, click the grade cell.
  12. Enter the score in the grade cell.
  13. A carrot icon will appear in the grade cell to indicate a manual or overridden grade entry.

Grade an assignment

Once students have submitted their assignments in TritonEd, instructors can use inline grading to provide feedback, add comments, make notations, and enter a grade directly on the student’s assignment within TritonEd.

How to grade an assignment

  1. Locate the Control Panel, under Course Management, in the left-hand toolbar.
  2. Click Grade Center to expand the options.
  3. Click Needs Grading.
    Note: The Needs Grading area displays all gradable items, including discussions and quizzes. To view only Assignments that need grading, use the category filter. Click the drop-down arrow under Category, and select Assignment. Click Go.
  4. Click the student’s name to grade the student’s assignment.
  5. The inline grading view displays the student’s assignment on the left and the grade box on the right.
  6. To access the annotation toolbar, click Comment.
  7. Click any of the tools to add a comment, highlight, draw, or enter text directly onto the student’s assignment.
  8. Enter a grade for the student’s attempt in the blue box on the right.
  9. Enter feedback in the text box.
  10. Click Submit or click the arrows at the top right to move to the next assignment.
  11. To download the student’s assignment, click the download icon.
  12. A new window will open with options to download the original file or the annotated file. Select the desired file to download.

Add a Total Column

A Total column calculates the sum of points related to the selected number of columns. To create a total column, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Grade Center > Full Grade Center.
  2. Go to Create Calculated Column and select Total Column.
  3. Enter a Column Name, such as Total points.
  4. Scroll down to Select Columns and click All Grade Columns to sum all points, or choose Selected Columns and Categories to calculate a selected number of columns.
    1. Click the Column name on the left.
    2. Click the Arrow to move it to the window on the right.
    3. Repeat to add more columns.
      select columns
  5. Click Submit.

Grade anonymously

Anonymous grading can be enabled in the creation of an assignment. This option will hide students' usernames and allow for impartialiaty in grading. Students will notified when they go to submit their papers. It is recommended that students do not place any personal information in their assignment body in order to keep to anonymous grading.

How to grade anonymously

  1. Create an Assignment.
  2. When selecting grading options, check Enable Anonymous Grading.
    anonymous grading
  3. To decide when to disable anonymous grading, choose a specific date or select once all submissions have been graded.
  4. Click Submit.
  5. Students will be notified when submitting their assignment that there will be anonymous grading.
  6. In the Full Grade Center, the assignment column will be grayed out to comply with anonyminity. Hover over the column header to display how many assignments are waiting to be graded.  
  7.  When viewing a student's assignment, the student's name and username will not display. Instead, the grader will only see an Attempt ID.

Delegate grading

For larger classes with several TAs and Graders, instructors can distribute assignments for grading by enabling delegated grading. Delegated grading must be enabled in the assignment creation process and cannot be selected after assignments have already been submitted. Delegated graders will only see the group of assignments made available to them. Instructors will need to review final grades or reconcile grades after grading occurs.

How to delegate grading

  1. Create an Assignment.
  2. When selecting grading options, check Enable Delegated Grading.
  3. Choose selection of assignments to grade: all submissions, random set, or certain groups.
    • All Submissions.
    • Random Set: Grade a random set of the selected number of students. If you assign multiple graders to grade a random set, students are distributed evenly before any student is included in multiple random sets.
    • Groups: Grade all students who are part of the selected course groups. On a PC, hold Ctrl+ Shift while clicking to select multiple groups or hold Command on a Mac to select multiple groups.
    • None.
  4. Click the checkbox for View Settings to select whether the TA or Grader can view other graders' scores, feedback, and notes.
  5. Click Submit.
  6. In the Full Grade Center, graders will only see the needs grading icon for students in their delegated group. All other grade cells will be grayed out.
  7. After delegated graders begin grading, instructors will see notifications in TritonEd that grades need reconciling.

    • Needs Grading page: Needs Reconciliation appears at the top of the table.
    • My Blackboard > Updates page.
    • Grade Center: Needs Reconciliation icon appears in the grade cells.

Reconcile Grading

If the instructor selects for an assignment to have delegated grading, they will need to reconcile all grades submitted by TAs and Graders.

How to reconcile grading

  1. An instructor will be notified of needed reconciliation in a couple of ways:
    • Needs Grading page: Needs Reconciliation appears at the top of the table.
    • My Blackboard > Updates page.
    • Grade Center: Needs Reconciliation icon appears in the grade cells.
  2. Proceed to Full Grade Center.
  3. At the column header of the assignment, select the downward chevron and select Reconcile Grades.
    Reconcile 1
  4. Select the pop-out arrows next to the student's name to view the assignment and have the opportunity to add additional feedback to the learner.
    Reconcile 2
  5. Under the Final Grade column, the instructor can select to reconcile all unreconciled grades by selecting the highest score, average score, or lowest score given by the graders and TAs.
    Reconcile 3
  6. Under the Final Grade column, individual grades can be entered by selecting the downward chevron in the grade cell. Hit Enter to submit.
    Reconcile 4

Export for eGrades

Instructors can export the final grade column from the Grade Center in a format that can be imported into eGrades. The formatted spreadsheet will include the five columns that eGrades requires:
  • First name.
  • Last name.
  • PID (student ID).
  • Section ID.
  • Grade.

Note: The final grade column needs to display a letter grade or P/NP if it is to be uploaded to eGrades. The steps below provide instructions on how to export the final grade column from the TritonEd Grade Center only. For help uploading to eGrades, contact Academic Records at (858) 534-3144 or email egrades@ucsd.edu.

How to export for eGrades

  1. In the Course Management menu, click Course Tools to expand the list.
    egrades export
  2. Select eGrades Export.
  3. Select a Grade Center Column as the final grade to export by clicking the drop down menu and selecting the appropriate column.
  4. Click Submit.
  5. Review the data being exported and click Submit.
  6. A pop-up window will appear, click OK to save the file.
    Note: File must be in .csv format.
  7. Open the file to verify all data has been exported correctly.

View Turnitin submissions in TritonEd

After creating a Turnitin assignment in a content area, instructors can access Turnitin through the course tools section of TritonEd. Accessing the integrated tool gives instructors the Turnitin view to their assignment inbox, where they will see all paper submissions and an overview of originality reports and date stamps.

How to view Turnitin submissions in TritonEd

  1. In your Course Management menu, click Course Tools. Select Turnitin Assignments from the list.
    course management menu
  2. Select the assignment name to go to the assignment inbox.
    Turnitin Assignment name
  3. In the assignment inbox, click the assignment title to view the student's paper.
  4. Click the percentage indicator to access the originality report.
  5. Click the pencil icon to begin grading.
  6. Click the paper icon to download a copy of the student's paper.
    Turnitin assignment inbox

Use Turnitin's Feedback Studio

Turnitin's document viewer is now called Feedback Studio. Turnitin's originality report and grademark options are now visible in "layers." The major updates include:

  • Consolidated menu: Access all Turnitin options from one menu.
  • Layers: View the similarity report and grade the student's paper within the same view.
  • ADA compliance: Accessible for screen readers and keyboard navigation.

Watch Turnitin's 2-minute walk-through video.

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