Assigning Mid-Term Grades
Assigning mid-term grades is a process very similar to assigning final grades. From the Instructor Task Center click on the My Schedule icon and log in:
Once grade rosters are available, you will see a new icon next to your class in My Schedule. If you do not see this icon, you have not been given grade access to that class; see your department scheduler.
In general, there are two types of grading access for classes:
- Grade - This access allows a person to enter grades, but not post them.
- Post - This access allows a person to enter and post the final grades.
All primary instructors should have Post access. If not, please see your department scheduler. You will not see the Post feature for mid-term grades, as Post is only for submitting final grades.
To view the roster, click on the icon indicated above. The roster only displays a limited number of students on the first page. If there are more, you will see them listed at the bottom. To view all of them at once, click "View All". You can also use the arrows to tab over.
There are two ways to enter grades. The first is by using the drop-down menu and selecting a grade for each student. Only valid grades will appear in this list.
The second grading method involves selecting a group of students who are all receiving the same grade. Next, use the "Add This Grade to Selected Students" feature. For S/U classes, there is a Select All link that checks all the students so you can mass assign a grade to all of them. This works if there are only a couple of students who have a different grade as you can just go back and change those individually. After you are done with the Add This Grade function, remember to select "Clear All," otherwise the students you selected will stay checked and the grades will be reassigned with the next batch. Please note that students with an EQV grading basis don't get included in the mass assignment, so you will have to go back and manually enter those grades.
You can save a partially entered grade roster by clicking [Save] at the bottom of the page.
If you have a large class, you can hide the students whom you've already graded by clicking on "Display Unassigned Roster Grade Only." This will hide all students with grades assigned.
For those with Grade access, they will only see Not Reviewed and Ready for Review. Once Ready for Review is selected and you hit [Save], they will no longer be able to edit the grade roster. If you selected it by mistake and do not click [Save], you can navigate back to the My Schedule page and click [Cancel] when it asks you to save. Otherwise the instructor with post permission must go in and switch the status back to Not Reviewed for it to be further edited. If an individual with Grade access or Post access leaves the roster in Not Reviewed status and clicks [Save], it automatically updates in the system and students will be able to view the grades that were input. Simply put, as soon as it is saved, students will be able to view a mid-term grade that was input regardless of the Approval Status of the Grade Roster in MyNEVADA.
When you are ready to post mid-term grades, choose an Approval Status. Mid-term grading is not mandatory for instructors and instructors do not have to input mid-term grades for all students on the roster. If you wish, you can choose to input mid-term grades only for a select group of students, such as students who are doing poorly. If you do not choose to input mid-term grades for all students on the roster, set your Approval Status to "Ready for Review" before you save. If you choose to input mid-term grades for all students on the roster, you may save it under the Approval Status "Approved." If you choose not to input mid-term grades for all students on the roster, you will not be able to save it under the Approval Status "Approved."
Instructors may input mid-term grades for students that have dropped the course. However, if a student has dropped the course, the instructor will see a "W" next to their name on the class roster, and the "W" will also be reflected on that student's transcript as the final grade.