Brightspace Grading

Regularly recording grades in Brightspace helps motivate our students by communicating with them in a meaningful, prompt, and informative manner about their academic progress. Follow the video tutorials below for setting up your Grade Center.


BEFORE YOU BEGIN

This set of tutorials is meant to be interactive. To prepare, please have the following items accessible on your computer:

  • Brightspace, which you can access by opening a new tab in your internet browser and going to brightspace.eastern.edu and logging in with your Eastern email user name (without the @eastern.edu part) and password. Please note that we recommend Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari for use with Brightspace.

  • Your course syllabus

 

INTRODUCTION

Why bother grading on Brightspace? Isn’t pen and paper sufficient? View this video to understand the rationale behind Eastern University’s move toward universal online grading.

Click on the brackets on the bottom righthand corner of the video to watch it in full-screen.


LOCATING YOUR SANDBOX COURSE IN BRIGHTSPACE

It can be intimidating to add a new tool to an active course, so Chalk and Table has set up a practice shell for you in Brightspace known as your Sandbox Course. This video walks you through how to access that course.

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OVERVIEW: GRADE CENTER

In this video from Brightspace, get the big-picture information on Grade Center.

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praxis: Brightspace setup wizard

This video will walk you through the process of setting up Grade Center. Before viewing the video, it is a good idea to open a new tab in your browser (by going to File —> New Tab) and logging into your Sandbox course so that you can try out the steps in this process.

For this and future praxis videos, you may want to pause the video after each step in order to try out the process, or you may want to watch the video in its entirety and then try the process on your own afterward, revisiting portions of the video for troubleshooting purposes.

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OVERVIEW: Creating gradebook categories

In this video from Brightspace, learn how to create Gradebook categories.

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PRAXIS: Creating gradebook categories

This video will walk you through the process of setting up categories within Grade Center. You will want to have access to your Sandbox course so that you can try out the steps on your own.

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OVERVIEW: Creating gradebook ITEMS

In this video from Brightspace, learn how to create Gradebook items.

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PRAXIS: adding gradebook ITEMS

This video will walk you through the process of setting up specific grade items within Grade Center. You will want to have access to your Sandbox course so that you can try out the steps on your own.

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Return to the main Brightspace Tutorial Page.