Using the Gradebook
Once you log in to your account on Learning.com select ‘My Classes’ from the left column to access the Gradebook.
If you do not yet have classes created, you will need to create one before you can begin using the gradebook. Instructions on doing that can be found here.
Once you have a class created, select it from the left column to see the Gradebook appear in the main screen area with the ‘You are viewing’ options above it.
In the blue banner above the Gradebook, the ‘You are viewing’ dropdown menu allows teachers to sort the Gradebook to fit their needs. By default, teachers will be viewing ‘All Assignments.’ Selecting ‘Assignments Requiring Attention’ will limit these to only assignments that won’t be automatically scored and require a teacher to enter a grade, such as the Application Exercises. Selecting ‘Assessment Scores’ will show scores from assessments that were assigned through the Gradebook, such as the Digital Literacy Assessment (DLA).
To the right of this is the checkbox to ‘Include grades from all classes.’ Clicking this will show teachers if a student has completed an assignment in a different class.
Instructions on how to import these scores can be found here.
In the lower part of the blue banner there are ‘Enroll Students’ and ‘Assign Curriculum’ buttons. These are useful for setting up a class. Follow these links for further instructions about enrolling students and assigning curriculum.
Print Log in Cards
First, selecting ‘Print Log in Cards’ will open a new tab with login information for all students in the class. These can be cut apart and individually distributed.
NOTE: The information provided here is for students who sign on directly to Learning.com. Students who use Clever, or another single sign on, will need to be given their username and password by the school or district.
Next, selecting ‘Print Roster’ will open a new tab with a full class list of information, including each student’s name, username, and password. This allows teachers to reference all student credentials in one place.
Finally, while teachers can select ‘Print Gradebook’ to print the Gradebook as they see it here, they can also download an editable version of the Gradebook to their computer. Selecting ‘Export Gradebook’ will open a new spreadsheet in a format such as Excel or Google Sheets. This is useful for teachers who want to average the work that students have done to determine an overall grade.
In Excel, to find the average score first delete the points leaving only the percentage in the boxes. Then click on the square to the right of a student’s scores and select ‘Average’ from the Sum, or Sigma, menu options. Finally, highlight all the cells that you want to include, and press enter.
In Google Sheets, to find the average score first delete the points leaving only the percentage in the boxes. Then highlight the cells you want to include and choose ‘Explore’, then ‘Sum’, then ‘Average’.
By default, the Gradebook organizes students alphabetically by last name. Teachers can reverse this by clicking on the green bar indicating the number of students in the class.
Teachers can also sort students by their performance on each assignment by selecting that assignment on the top bar of the gradebook, turning it green. One click will sort with the highest score on top, clicking again will reverse it.
Most of the assignments within Learning.com will immediately show the student their score and enter that score into the Gradebook. However, there are a few exceptions where a teacher will need to enter scores manually.
First, teachers can enter their own score, or excuse assignments, for any student. This is done by selecting the score box within the Gradebook. Selecting the small, blue E icon will excuse the student. Selecting the same box and the E again will revert the assignment back to unexcused. Typing a score in the box and clicking the disc icon to save will replace any previous or future score for that student on the assignment. Manually entered scores appear bold in the Gradebook. If the student attempts an assignment that has a manual grade entered, he or she will not be able to replace that score with a new one. Teachers can undo a manually entered score by selecting the box again and deleting the number that was entered.
NOTE: Teachers must enter the number of points, not the percentage, when creating manual scores.
Next, Application Exercises (AE) are assignments within Learning.com that must be graded by a teacher. Once a student completes an AE, a notice will appear to let the teacher know that he or she has work waiting to be graded. The words ‘Grade This!’ will also appear in the Gradebook. Clicking on either of these notifications will create a popup where the teacher can grade and comment on the assignment. Be sure to save before closing the popup. For more information about Application Exercises see our AE FAQ!
Finally, Discussions won’t generate automatic grades. In fact, Discussions won’t appear in the student view at all, as they do not contain anything for the student to do on a computer but are teacher-led, verbal assignments. However, they may require participation or tasks and teachers may want to give students a pass/fail grade for them. An overview of how to grade discussions can be found here.
Near the top right corner of the Gradebook there is a link to the Learning.com Support website. From there teachers can contact the Support Team via live chat, email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or phone at 800.580.4640 x2.