Log in to D2L and select a course
Click on Grades |Click on Setup Wizard | Click Start
Step 1: Select a System: Points is the most commonly used. Weighted is also common and simple to set-up. For this guide we will use Points. Click Continue
Step 2: Select how to treat ungraded items. Check Automatically keep final grade updated. Click Continue
Step 3: Keep default and click Continue (No screenshot)
Step 4: Enter a 2 and click Continue
Step 5: Enter a 2. Check Display Final Grade. Click Continue
Step 6: Click Finish
Next, create categories and grade items. For this example we will make a category called tests and individual tests.
Click Create a New Grade Category
Enter the name for the category. Enter a shortname (this will help you keep your gradebook from expanding far across your screen).
In this example, all of the tests are worth 20 points so you would check to box for Distribute points across all items and enter 20 for points. Save and Close.
Next, you will create the individual tests in your gradebook.
Click on Manage Grades | New | Item
Click on Numeric
Name your Test and give it a Short Name. Select the category you created.
Click Save and Close or Save and New to make additional tests in your gradebook.
To Grade Students click Grades and Enter Grades. You can click the button to toggle Standard View and Spreadsheet view.
Use Spreadsheet view to enter grades
Use Standard view to view grades or grade discussion posts or dropbox items by clicking on icons by the score.