This documentation walks users through how to create a manual assignment in Brightspace.

Manual assignments are those assignments which the instructor collects in class such as an in class quiz, exam or a paper that students submit in class.

 Instructions

How do I add a manual assignment in the Brightspace Gradebook?

 

  1. On the Manage Grades tab, press the blue New button, and then the Item button to add a new item. 

    Press the Manage Grades tab and then the New button to add a new grade item
  2. Determine what Grade Item Type you want to add. We recommend Numeric, in most cases.

    On the Grade Item Type page, choose a Grade Item Type. We recommend Numeric, in most cases.
  3. After selecting Numeric, the page refreshes and brings you to the screen where you can set your Grade Item name. Give your Grade Item a Name. If relevant, give it a Short Name. If you use categories in your Gradebook, select the Category where the Grade Item should go from the drop down menu, or create a New Category.

4. Under Grading, choose Maximum Points. If you have created a Weighted gradebook, you can enter a number in the Weight box. The number in the Weight box reflects the weight the item contributes to the category in which the grade item resides. The default is 10. 

The Weight box will be unavailable if you have created a points based gradebook. 

The Can Exceed option allows users’ grades to exceed the max points assigned to the item. The Bonus option should be checked if the grade item is an extra credit grade item.

The the Grading menu, select the Maximum Points, Weight if applicable, and whether the item is an extra credit item

5. Navigate to the Restrictions tab if you want to select when the grade item is available.

Press the Restrictions tab if you want to set a start and end date for the grade item

6. Set the Start and End Date for your grade item, if applicable.

Enter your Start and End dates and then press Save and Close

 

7. Press Save and close when finished configuring your grade Item.

8. The screen refreshes and brings you to the Manage Grades screen. Press the More Actions tab to make changes such as reordering the grade items in your Gradebook, make visible or hide a grade item, or delete a manually created category or grade item.

Use the More Actions tab to reorder grade items, hide or make grade items visible, or delete manually created grade items

Gradable activities need to be unlinked from the Gradebook first (ie: Assignment, Quiz, and Discussion). Then they can be deleted from the Manage Grades screen using More Actions.