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7.2 Performing Gradebook Searches

The Gradebook provides two types of searches of assignment data: class grades and item statistics.

  • Class Grades — search for any number of assignments. For each assignment, the total grade for each student is displayed.
  • Item Statistics — search for any number of assignments. For each question, item statistics are displayed (number of correct, partially correct, and incorrect responses as well as success rate, p-value, d-value, p-biserial, and r-biserial).

To perform a gradebook search:

  1. From the Class Homepage, select Gradebook from the menu bar.
  1. Select the type of search: Class Grades or Item Statistics.
  1. In the Select Assignments panel, all assignments and units of assignments are displayed in the Units list box. Select: All Assignments to view all assignments not grouped in a unit, select a Unit in the list to display a list of assignments in that unit, or External, to import grades from an external format, such as a .csv file.
  • To select multiple assignments, hold down the Ctrl key (Command, on Mac) to select more than one assignment.
  1. Specify additional search criteria.
  1. In the View Panel tab, select the data to include in the search results.
  1. Click Search to perform the search.

To start a new search, from the menu bar, select Gradebook again, and then select Class Grades or Item Statistics.

Setting Search Criteria

The Filter Results panel, shown in Figure 7.1 is used to request data from the database.

Filter Results in Gradebook

Figure 7.1: Filter Results in Gradebook

If desired, customize your gradebook search using the options in the Filter Results panel:

  • List — specify whether to show all enrolled students, students with grades, or other users with grades
  • Results — select from best, average, most recent, earliest, all (best), all (most recent), or all (earliest). If you let students attempt an assignment multiple times, you can select which result to include in your report. For example, if you select all (best), the search results display each attempt, but only the best grade is used when computing the mean, median, and item statistics.
  • Progress — show completed assignments, assignments in progress, or assignments that need to be reviewed. Tip: To find assignments that contain ungraded essay questions, search for To Be Reviewed assignments. For more information on grading essay questions, see Grading Essay Questions.
  • Custom User Field — customize the search field to your own criteria. For an example, see Figure 7.2.

Custom User Field Search

Figure 7.2: Custom User Field Search

  • User — search for a user by login name
  • Date from and Date to — specify a date range. Assignments completed within that date range are included.

Setting View Criteria

The View Panel is used to specify what data is included in the results.

After performing a search, you can change the options in View Panel and refresh the view without performing another search.

Customize the display of the search results using these options:


Style is a drop-down menu that indicates the presentation style for grades: numeric, percentage, or letter.

User Data

The User Data, shown in Figure 7.3, specifies what student identification information to display. Clicking the User Data check box selects all the categories.

User Data Search

Figure 7.3: User Data Search

Grade Data

The Grade Data, shown in Figure 7.4, displays assignment details such as the date and time the assignment was started and finished, the time used to complete the assignment, and the number of attempts.

Clicking the Grade Data check box selects all the categories.

Grade Data Search

Figure 7.4: Grade Data Search

Summary Data

The Summary Data, shown in Figure 7.5, displays the assignment summary data: mean, median, total points, number of students, number of attempts, and number of attempts per student for the assignment. Clicking the Summary Data check box selects all the categories.

Summary Data Search

Figure 7.5: Summary Data Search

Note: The mean and median are calculated based on the search. For example, if the search is for the best score for each student, the median computation is computed from those grades only.

After all the criteria has been specified, click Search to return a table of grades. In addition, you can export a generated table of grades to a file by clicking Export to CSV.