When you add a grade for a group blog/journal, the grade is automatically given to all the members of the group and is transferred in the corresponding column in the Grade Centre for each group member.  All members are assigned a grade, regardless of whether a member contributed or not.

Note: Grades can be edited for individual students within a group. 

  1. Click on the required group blog/journal.

select group

  1. Enter the mark in the Grade textbox.
  2. Enter student feedback in the Feedback textbox.

Note: Click on the Add Notes link to enter information that is not viewable by students.

Note: The grade entered is automatically given to all group members within this group.

mark post

Note: Refer to the Grade using a rubric guide for information on marking using a rubric. 

Spell check (Optional)

  1. Select UK English from the drop down list and click on the Spell check button.

Text Editor (Optional)

Optionally you can also enter the mark, feedback and grading notes using the text editor.

  1. Click on the Text Editor button.

click submit

  1. Click on the Submit button.

Change an individual group members grade

You can assign an individual group member a different grade than the group by editing the grade for the student. 

  1. Select the Override/revert icon of the students grade you wish to override. 

click revert

  1. Enter the new grade and select the save icon.

click submit

The group grade and the individual grade will appear in the grade centre in the column that was created automatically when you enabled grading from the group blog/journal.  

Access Grade Centre 

  1. From the Control Panel select Grade Centre > Full Grade Centre.

click on grade centre

Note: Greyed out cells appear in the group blogs/journal column for course members who are not part of the group.  You can also edit the grade from the Grade Centre.

grade centre

It is recommended that staff collate student’s grades into one column by adding a total column in the grade centre.  Refer to the Total column guide in the Grade Centre tool page for more information.