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The eClass GRADEBOOK_ _allows you to manage and organize a collection of grades in eClass. Items that have been assessed using an eClass activity will be automatically added to the gradebook. For example, if you add an Assignment activity to receive stude...
During the rapid shift online in March 2020 due to the Covid pandemic, eClass began assisting instructors moving assessments online by converting digital files into electronic exams. AS THIS SERVICE WAS INTENDED TO PROVIDE INSTRUCTORS WITH A STARTING POIN...
ExamLock is a University of Alberta application that instructors may use to promote academic integrity during eClass exams. The tool is available in IST managed computer labs and IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ONTO STUDENT'S MAC OS X AND WINDOWS MACHINES BELOW...
ExamLock is a quiz integrity application developed by the IST eClass team. The tool can be installed on Mac and Windows computers and limits students to a quiz interface while an exam is being completed and will block them from using a number of other app...
ExamLock [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/375/15/using-examlock-to-promote-integrity-in-eclass-quizzes] will work only after it is granted all the permissions it needs when installing on macOS Catalina and later ve...
You can use eClass to prepare a spreadsheet that can be imported directly into Bear Tracks as a part of the electronic grade submission process. To use this capability, you must be the instructor or TA of a credit section on eClass. To perform a Bear Tra...
eClass has several options for calculating the course total for your students. These options are specified through your gradebook AGGREGATION METHOD and allow you to give items different weights in the overall course total. If your course requires extreme...
In eClass, there are two ways in which an Instructor or TA can assign grades and feedback to a student’s assignment submission: * through the Assignment itself via the 'View all submissions' table or online 'Grade' area or * through the gradebook 'Gr...
If your students have completed an offline activity (such as a midterm or final examination) and their grades have been published or recorded in a spreadsheet, it is possible to import these grades into eClass to publish them to students. Once uploaded, ...
Embedded Answer questions (or CLOZE questions) are a way of designing multiple choice, short answers and numerical answers that are inserted within a passage of text. They are useful when you want to have a single question have multiple sub-parts and when...
If you choose to set or display letter grades in eClass, it is important to review the default grade boundaries to ensure that the system assigns the appropriate letter grade for each range of marks that you assign. Letter grades are also THE REQUIRED OUT...
Although most question types will be graded automatically, some work may need to be done to GRADE ESSAY QUESTIONS [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/112/0/quizzes---grading-quizzes] or repair issue with questions and...
For students who require special conditions for taking a quiz or submitting an assignment, instructors can create a user or group override that changes the settings only for those particular users. Overrides can be useful in cases where students need a b...
This article outlines how instructors can use the EXAMLOCK MANAGER to schedule secure exam sessions for students to complete quizzes. Instructors will need to configure their quizzes first following the instructions at Using ExamLock to Promote Quiz Int...
This article outlines how instructors can set up exam accommodations for students who are taking fully remote exams. Instructors should also ensure they are familiar with the ACCOMMODATION GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTRE [https://www.ua...
This article outlines how instructors can use ExamLock Manager to manage existing secure exam sessions and review student activity during quizzes. Instructors should follow the instructions for Using ExamLock to Promote Quiz Integrity in eClass [https://s...
When grading assignments in eClass, there are a number of mechanisms for releasing the grades to students. By default, as soon as any grades or feedback are entered by instructors or TAs, these are made available to students. NOTE: this occurs regardless ...
Rubrics are advanced grading forms used for criteria-based assessment and are most commonly used within the assignment activity. Rubrics allow for ease and consistency in grading and allow for grade transparency with students. CONTENTS: * 1 Adding a ...
ExamLock is a University of Alberta application that instructors may use to promote academic integrity during eClass exams. The tool is available in IST managed computer labs but may also be used by students on their own laptops. THIS ARTICLE OVERVIEWS T...
You are able to assign letter grades to specific assignments or activities in eClass using the Improved Letter Grade Scale. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS USE THIS SCALE INSTEAD OF THE STANDARD 'LETTER SCALE' SINCE THAT ONE TRANSLATES POORLY TO NUMERIC VALUES. This is...
This article lists the current known issues and technical problems in ExamLock that are already under investigation or have been added to our product backlog for repairs. For instructor or student-specific troubleshooting articles, please refer to either...
If your students are having difficulty accessing their grades, it may be one of the following issues: CONTENTS: * * 1 The Gradebook is hidden from students * 2 The Course Total Grade is hidden from students gradebook * 3 The missing grade item...
All quiz question types (except for ‘Essay’) are graded automatically by eClass after the student has submitted their quiz attempt. It is a recommended practice to review short answer questions in case credit should be provided for acceptable but non-mat...
The assignment tool has a wide range of configuration options that make it a powerful tool for assessing students. It can be especially useful in large course sections where there are several options available to streamline working with a high number of s...
The eClass Gradebook does not directly allow the import of textual information into standard gradebook columns. This article describes the workaround of importing the text into the _Feedback_ location for a column. Common uses for this would be to impor...
This article will cover common issues affecting ExamLock attempts and their respective workarounds or resolutions. RECOMMENDED FIRST STEP (ALWAYS TRY THIS FIRST): * Advise students to relaunch the ExamLock application and re-enter the same session co...
There are a number of ways to use only letter grades in eClass courses. This article will recommend best practices and provide examples for some specific use cases. Because letter grading is a complicated area, users can also contact eClass support at 780...
The Grades tool in eClass offers options to format the display of your gradebook to students and to control which grades are visible to students. PLEASE NOTE that some activities are graded automatically, e.g., Assignments and Quizzes. If an automaticall...
Instructors experiencing issues while attempting to upload CSV files into the eClass gradebook can try the following troubleshooting steps: CONTENTS: * 1 User Mapping Error * 2 Writing to Database Error * 3 Multiple users found with email address...
This article describes how instructors can use the built-in quiz statistics available for all selected-response-type questions (multiple-choice, true/false, matching, etc.) in the eClass quiz tool. These statistics are not available to review until after ...
CONTENTS: * 1 Overridden grades * 2 Restore a grade for individual student * 3 Restore grade for a whole grade column OVERRIDDEN GRADES When cells in the ECLASS GRADER REPORT change to orange, it indicates that grades have been overridden. This ...
If you wish to have your students submit their work in groups, the relevant settings are available in the GROUP SUBMISSION SETTINGS area (and not in the COMMON MODULE SETTINGS area where most group and groupings setup is done in eClass). * If you want ...
Ratings can be useful for instructors who wish to track or grade forum posts, glossary entries, and database entries and link them directly to the course gradebook. They can also be used as a collaborative activity by allowing students to rate each other'...
The TSQS optical scoring data provided by IST may include a number of columns in addition to the raw score including the students' wrong answers and their actual responses. eClass Moodle will only allow instructors to import one column as the 'Comments' ...
Gradebook categories are useful for organizing and grouping multiple course assessment items by type.  For example, if the course contains a midterm worth 30%, three lab assignments worth 30% overall and a final exam worth 40%, creating a category for the...
Instructors have several options for formatting the display of grades to students in eClass. Grade display can be set at either the course level (_i.e_., for all grades in the course) or on individual grade items. CONTENTS: * 1 Setting the grade disp...
For added security while administering remote exams, instructors can use ExamLock in conjunction with Smart Exam Monitor (SEM). Smart Exam Monitor records a student's webcam, screen, and audio while automatically flagging potential academic misconduct; Ex...
Once a grade has been edited/overridden in the Grader report, eClass prevents instructors from changing grades from within the related activity. If you have entered a grade override for an assignment via the grader report (as opposed to providing grades ...
Whenever you add an automatic grade item such as a Quiz or Assignment Activity to your course and specify a grade in its settings, a grade column will appear in the gradebook. This article will explain how to manually add a grade item that is not tied to...
Instructors can now add H5P interactive activities directly to their eClass courses. H5P ( ) activities are interactive learning objects based on a range of open-source templates that can now be used as gradable activities [https://support.eclass.ualber...
Marking guides are one of the advanced grading methods available in the eClass assignment activity. Similar to rubrics, they allow you to set up a number of marking criteria for the assignment. But instead of selecting from fixed scoring levels on each cr...
Instructors can grade students on the entirety of their posts in a forum by setting up whole forum grading in the forum. When activated, whole forum grading allows for an instructor to view students' history of posts on a forum, and mark it via a numerica...
If you have set up groups in your course, you might want to enable the option to filter different course administration pages by those groups. The most common use case for doing this is in the gradebook but this also works for the participants page, list ...
Instructors can annotate student submissions directly online without needing to download them. This grading mechanism can be used in conjunction with any or all of the other options for providing feedback on assignments. This tool supports common submissi...
There are multiple methods that allow an instructor to grade forum posts. One option is whole forum grading, where instructors can see all of their course participant's posts within a forum and give it a grade that is reflected in the gradebook, be it ba...
In the gradebook, you can toggle the display between showing all grades and totals, total only, and grades only. To toggle between displays, click the plus-sign, minus-sign or box icon beside the course or category names. Clicking each icon will change t...
If you have downloaded all the student submissions from an assignment using the bulk download procedure [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/259/15/downloading-assignment-submissions], after you have graded the documen...
If an eClass assignment has been set up to receive file submissions, instructors can either grade files online (using either the inline marking tools, the assignments grading table) [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View...
Instructors and course coordinators who enable the 'Marking workflow' for opens up the option to assign specific grading tasks to any of the other the graders in the course (including themselves).   CONTENTS: * 1 Assigning Markers to grade assignment...
There are a number of additional columns and settings which can be used to modify WHAT STUDENTS SEE when they look at their grades. The student view of the grade book can be viewed under USER REPORT in the gradebook. CONTENTS: * 1 To access the User ...
Anonymous submissions, or blind marking, allow instructors to mark assignments without knowing which student they are marking. Anonymous submissions are a practical way to ensure that personal biases have a minimal impact on students' grades. IN ORDER FO...
Certain access restrictions can prevent grades from being visible to students even if their grades have been released to students. These restrictions can include * when an access restriction has been applied in an activity's settings and hidden from st...
Some aggregation methods in the eClass gradebook allow instructors to give bonus marks for certain grade items. The aggregation methods that allow this are _Simple weighted mean of grades _and _Natural_. These two aggregations can be used to replicate mos...
__By default, eClass has some grading scales already available for use in student grading. These include the standard numeric scales (can be out of any number of points, up to 100, with 1 point intervals), and several others such as ‘Quarter points (10 to...
This article describes how to make edits to existing manual grade items, specifically the required option to specify whether to rescale existing grades when editing the maximum grade for an item after grades for students have already been entered. This ...
This article describes how instructors can export Credit and Non-credit grades from eClass in a format that can be uploaded directly into Bear Tracks and displayed in their course. The process replaces the course letter grade boundaries with custom entrie...
This article describes how instructors can display the Bear Tracks grade codes for Credit, No credit, and Incomplete (CR, NC, and IN) to students in their gradebook. This process uses a custom scale on a grade item to allow these grade codes to be display...
In addition to shuffling questions and multiple-choice [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/360/45/security-features-for-delivering-eclass-quizzes] choice orders as academic integrity mechanisms, instructors can distri...
An effective way of preventing students from accessing course material during exams is disabling access to your course by changing the course availability on eClass. You may want to preemptively notify your students of the course closure as some students ...
In large courses where multiple TAs mark a single assignment, it can be useful to see a per-grader average to compare how different graders have graded students. This article will walk through setting up a course to view per-grader averages and suggest a ...
An instructor may need to adjust scores globally on a quiz by adding or subtracting points or scaling the scores without having to enter mass gradebook overrides to student scores. eClass can do this by any combination of adjusting the 'OFFSET' and/or 'M...
In the eClass gradebook, as an alternative to using the built-in mechanisms to calculate a course total [https://support.eclass.ualberta.ca/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/152/0/calculating-your-course-total], instructors can use formulas to compute...
This article will explain how to re-use an existing rubric that you have already created in one eClass assignment for grading a different assignment. First, we will need to create a template from an already existing rubric. If you do not have a rubric, p...

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