Tip 1: Check column settings - Points possible

In Grade Centre, for each assessment column, check the Points Possible setting is set to the item total (i.e. not zero). For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Create a column guide.

Tip 2: Total and weighted total columns

In Grade Centre, calculated columns can be used to calculate finalised results without the need of a spreadsheet. For the Calculate as Running Total setting, ensure you select No, so cells without marks (i.e. no submission) are included in the calculation with the value of zero. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Total Column and Weighted Column guides.

Tip 3: Check the history of mark changes

Grade Centre logs a record of all changes made to marks during the semester. At the end of the semester, you can use the View Grades History tool to produce a report that shows all changes and comments, to confirm validity and check for errors. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Grade History Report guide.

Tip 4: Grade Schema

In Grade Centre, a Grade Schema can be set up to automatically allocate 1-7 grades based on percentage boundaries. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Create a Grade Schema (1-7 grades) guide (YouTube, 4m 4s).

Grade Centre - Grade Schema 1-7

Tip 5: SI-net merge & SI-net grade upload tool

Coordinators are reminded there are two methods for sending grades from Grade Centre to SI-net:

1. The SI-net merge tool allows the download of Grade Centre marks to a spreadsheet in the correct format for upload to SI-net. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Upload grades to SI-net guide (YouTube, 5m 16s).

Grade Centre - SI-net merge tool

2. The Upload Grades to SI-net tool allows you with the required SI-net access (same access as for the CSV upload) to directly transfer grades from Grade Centre. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Upload grades to SI-net (Direct) guide (YouTube, 2m 59s).

grade centre upload grades to si-net video

Tip 6: Recording exam results in Grade Centre

Grade Centre has built-in logging and monitoring of data which has been an important part of resolving mistakes in the past. Tips for efficiently recording your exam results in Grade Centre refer to the Recording exam results in Grade Centre guide.

Tip 7: Transfer marks from the separate exam course site to your Learn.UQ course

For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Transfer marks from the separate exam course site to your Learn.UQ course guide.