Loyola Support Documentation

How do I set empty cells to zero for a single grade item?


Gradebook does not include ungraded items in the course grade calculation. Empty cells could result in a higher course grade average for a student. To include a Gradebook item in the course grade calculation, you must enter a grade of zero or higher.

Select Gradebook.

Select Gradebook from your site's Tool Menu

In the target Sakai site, select the Gradebook tool from the Tool Menu.

Find the grade item for which you want to assign zeroes.

Select the down arrow and choose Set Score for Empty Cells
  1. Select the dropdown arrow in the grade item's column header.
  2. Then, choose Set Score for Empty Cells from the drop-down menu.

Enter the grade you will assign for empty cells.

Enter the score and select done

Use the Group/Section drop-down menu to select a specific group or section to assign this grade to (optional).

  1. Then, enter the grade you will assign to all empty cells.
  2. Select Done to assign.

Select Continue.

Select Continue

Select Continue to confirm the score and section or groups you have chosen to update. Individual student scores can be overwritten later if a student turns in late work; to overwrite the score of 0, select the individual student's grade cell and enter the new grade.

Warning: This action cannot be undone!