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How to Check Your Grades in GoucherLearn

Option One – Checking Assignment Grades:

  • Visit the course in which you want to view your grades.
  • Under the Administration block, look under the Course Administration tab for the link to “Grades”.
  • Now you can view assignments and grades that your professor has posted.

*Grades on Goucher Learn

Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 9.46.03 AMOption Two – Checking Course Grades:

  • Follow the steps for Option One.
  • Select “Overview Report” near the top of the page to see your current course grade for all of your courses. You can also choose to select one of those courses from the list to see assignment grades for that course.Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 9.48.34 AM

Please remember that none of your grades in GoucherLearn are final and that your professors may not decide to post their grades in GoucherLearn. Your final grades can only be found in myGoucher.

Saving Your Gradebook

Instructors can save their own copy of their course gradebook as a backup.

From the GoucherLearn course…

  1. Go to the Administration block on the left and click on “Grades”
  2. Select the “Export” tab from the gray buttons along the top of the grades screen
  3. Choose “Excel Spreadsheet”
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  4. Change any settings as desired, and then hit “Submit” at the bottom of the screen

Adding feedback to assignments

As an instructor, it may be in your interest to give your students feedback on their papers.  In GoucherLearn, you can do this by typing your comments or by uploading feedback files to an assignment submission activity.  The instructions below explain the steps necessary in order to give feedback to students on assignments.

OPTION 1: Type In Grading Comments

  1. Navigate to your course and select the assignment.  Click here for instructions on how to add an assignment to your course.
  2. Click View/grade all submissions.
  3. Choose a student to grade and click the “Edit” dropdown under the Edit column. Select Update grade from the pop-up menu.
  4. Type your comments in the “Feedback comments” box.  Add grades if you wish.
  5. Select Save and show next at the bottom of the page to move to the next student; select Save changes to return to the assignment.

OPTION 2: Use the Annotate PDF Tool

The Annotate PDF Tool lets instructors provide grading feedback with annotated comments directly inside of GoucherLearn. Currently this annotation method only works with PDF files submitted through an “Assignment” activity.

  1. Add an Assignment to your course outline (click here for details)
  2. Direct students to upload only PDF files
  3. When ready to grade, go to the course outline > click on the name of the assignment > select “View/grade all submissions” link
  4. Click inside the “Grade” box for each student
  5. At the bottom of the grading form, click the link “Launch PDF editor…”


Use the tools at the top of the screen to add notes (click and drag), add shapes, or add stamps. To edit one of your annotations, click the arrow tool and then click the annotation you wish to change.

Moodle has published a very quick and helpful Youtube video on PDF Annotation which can be accessed HERE. 

OPTION 3: Upload a File With Your Comments

***Before you begin, make sure to enable feedback files in the assignment.  Go to your course > Turn Editing On > select “Edit Settings” from the drop-down menu > make sure the checkbox for “Feedback files” is checked in the “Feedback types” section.

  1. Navigate to your course and select the assignment you’d like to work with.  Click here for instructions on how to add an assignment to your course
  2. Click View/grade all submissions.  
  3. You will notice that there are checkboxes next to each student’s name.  Click one of the checkboxes and open the “With selected…” drop-down menu under the names.
  4. Choose Send feedback files and click Go.  You can then drag-and-drop or upload your feedback file into the file picker area.


Setting Up The Gradebook


  • Getting to the Grade Book Setup Page
  • Using Weights (Optional)
  • Adding Individual Entries to Your Grade Book
  • Organizing Grade Book Entries with Categories (Optional)

Getting to the Grade Book Setup Page

From your course homepage,  select Grades under “Course Administration” in the “Administration” block.


Select Setup from the tabs at the top of the grade book and Gradebook Setup beneath the tabs.


Using Weights (Optional)

By default, your grade book is set up to simply add all the points available for a final total; it does not apply percentages to weight some grades more than others. If you want to add weights, you will need to display this column in your set up.HERE’S HOW: 

Under “Grades” and then the “Setup” tab, find the name of the course at the top of the page, select the Edit link to its right and then choose Edit Settings.


Then, under the top section called “Grade Category,” click the “Aggregation” dropdown and select “Weighted Mean of Grades,” then save changes. You will now have a Weight column available in your setup screen. Enter the desired weights as needed.

For more detailed information on aggregation options, visit https://docs.moodle.org/28/en/Grade_aggregation.

Adding Individual Entries to Your Grade Book

You can enter as many graded items to the grade book as you wish. (Note: Adding graded activities to your main course page such as quizzes, exams, papers, etc., will automatically add these items to your grade book.)


To add an item to be graded, select Add grade item at the bottom of the page.


You will be redirected to the “Grade Item” screen, where you can adjust the settings of the grade item. Click Save Changes when you’re done.


Organizing Grade Book Entries With Categories

You need categories to lump individual grade items together. For example, use categories when you want to weight a group of items (i.e., numerous quizzes count together for 20% of the final grade), or when you want to “drop the lowest” grade in a group.


Scroll to the bottom of the setup page and click Add Category.


You will be directed to an Add Category screen, where you have a variety of options:

Grade category: Naming categories names such as compositions, assessments, and participation can be a helpful way of organizing grade entries. Aggregation allows you to sort grades.

Category total: Here you can adjust settings for the category. You can set a grading scale, a range of grades for the category and choose whether or not to display the category. (Tip: Leaving this at 100 is highly recommended.)

Parent Category: You can organize entire categories as well as grade entries. Creating a parent category is a way to group certain categories together (this is helpful with adding a scale to your grades). For example, you could create a Parent Category called Assessments and file the sub-categories Quizzes and Exams under it.

Click Save changes when you are done creating your grade category.

Adding Grades

Now that you’ve set up your grade book, you’re ready to add grades. In your Grader report, select the View tab, and below that Grader Report if you haven’t done so already.


Turn editing on in the top right hand corner of your screen.


Once you’ve turned editing on, you will be able to enter grades for all your students under each of the grade items.


In the blank white boxes, enter your grades. For adding feedback, click the gear icon above the white grading box. GoucherLearn will automatically calculate the course total based on the grades you enter. When you’ve finished, select Save Changes.