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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

The Grade Center in TritonEd is organized into rows and columns, like a spreadsheet. Gradeable 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. Then, enter grades by locating the assignment column.

How to Manually Enter Grades

  1. In the lower left-hand Control Panel, click Grade Center > Full Grade Center.
  2. Locate the assignment grade column and click directly on a student's grade cell to reveal a text box.tedgra010b
  3. Enter a numeric grade. Press Enter to submit and automatically move to the next student's grade cell.
    Note: An orange triangle in the upper left-hand corner indicates a manually entered grade (also known as an overridden grade).

How to Grade an Individual Attempt

  1. In the Full Grade Center, locate the student’s grade cell under the column header.
    Note: An exclamation point indicates a submission that needs grading.
  2. Hover over the grade cell and click the drop-down menu that appears.
  3. Select View Grade Details to see more information on the student's submission including a date stamp and more grading options.
  4. Click Manual Override to enter a numeric grade and feedback.
    manual override
  5. Click Save to submit.

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 purple 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.
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  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 be 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.
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  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 graders will only see the group of assignments made available to them. Instructors will need to review and reconcile grades after grading occurs in order to release the grades to students.

How to delegate grading

  1. Create an Assignment.
  2. When selecting grading options, click the checkbox next to Enable Delegated Grading.
  3. For each grader, select the appropriate submissions to grade.
    • All Submissions.
    • Random Set: Grade a random set. If you assign multiple graders to grade a random set, students are distributed evenly.
    • Groups: Grade only students enrolled in the group.
    • 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.
  7. After the delegated graders have completed their scoring, instructors will see the Needs Reconciliation notice in the TritonEd Grade Center.

How to Reconcile grades

Only users with an "instructor" role in the course can reconcile grades in order to release the grades to students.

  1. Click the chevron next to the assignment column name. Select Reconcile Grades.Reconcile 1
  2. To view an individual's assignment, hover over student's name and click the pop-out arrows to expand.
  3. Click View Attempt to view the student's original submission, or click Add Feedback to add comments.
  4. Under Final Grade, click the drop-down arrow to enter a grade for the student, or select the highest, average, or lowest grade as entered by the delegated grader. The grade will automatically save.
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  5. To Reconcile All Grades, go to the Reconcile Grades window. In the Final Grade column heder, click the drop-down arrow and select Highest, Average, or Lowest to automatically assign the grades.
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Filter Grade Center based on Section ID

For large classes with multiple sections, Instructors and TAs can create Smart Views to make grading workflows easier. A Smart View is a focused look at the Grade Center, and can be used to create specialized views of the Grade Center that only includes certain students sorted by a criteria, such as Section ID. The Smart View appears as a shortcut to the specialized view under the Grade Center Course Management menu. When students add or drop the course, Smart Views will automatically reflect this. 

How to filter Grade Center based on Section ID

  1. In the lower left-hand Control Panel, click Grade Center > Full Grade Center.
    Selecting Full Grade Center
  2. In Full Grade Center, click Manage > Smart Views.
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  3. In Smart Views, click Create Smart View.
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  4. In Create Smart Views, enter the Name of the Smart View. To make the Smart View to appear in the Grade Center menu, select Add as Favorite.
    Name Smart View
  5. Under Selection Criteria, select Custom, and select the Section ID Column from the User Criteria drop-down list.
  6. Select the Equal To condition and enter the Section ID number as the Value.
    Smart View Selection Criteria
  7. Under Filter Results, select All Columns
    Note: To view specific columns in the Smart View, select Selected Columns Only and highlight desired columns.
    Filter Smart View
  8. Click Submit.
  9. Repeat this process for each course section. The Smart Views will only display the students with the specified Section ID number. If the Smart View was added as a favorite, it will appear as a shortcut under Grade Center. 
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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 in order to upload 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.
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  2. Select eGrades Export.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select the Grade Center Column that will export for eGrades. Note: the column needs to display a Letter Grade.
  4. Click Submit.
  5. Review the data 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.
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  2. Select the assignment name to go to the assignment inbox.
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  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.
    Note: Turnitin only accepts whole numbers as student scores. Scores entered in decimal form (e.g. '5.5' or '6.92') will be rounded up or down to the nearest whole number.
  6. Click the paper icon to download the student's paper.
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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.

Take a tour of Turnitin's Feedback Studio

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