How do I associate quizzes with the gradebook in Brightspace?

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This brief guide will outline how to associate quizzes with the gradebook in Brightspace, so that grades are automatically exported to the gradebook when an attempt is completed.

Step 1: In the Gradebook, under the Manage Grades tab, check for associations between items and the gradebook.

You can tell if an item is associated if there is information under the Association column. In this case, there have been no associations made in the gradebook.

Step 2: In this guide, we will use Quiz 1 as an example. To associate it with the ‘Quiz 1’ grade item, click Course Tools, and then Find the quiz, and click the small drop-down arrow beside it. Click Edit.

Step 3: In the Edit Quiz screen, click Assessment.

Assessment tab highlighted


Step 4: Find the drop-down menu labelled Grade Item. Associate the quiz with the grade item. In this case, as I am associating Quiz 1, I will choose Quiz 1 out of the grade items list.

Step 5: Ensure you have checked Auto-publish attempt results immediately upon completion and Automatically update evaluations in grade book when published. This will allow the quiz to be graded automatically as soon as it is submitted and to be registered in the gradebook.

Quiz_Assessment ab

Step 6: Select Save and Close. You can always check if your quizzes are associated with the gradebook by looking for the small “ribbon” icon beside the item.

Step 7: Another way to check if the quiz has been properly associated with the gradebook is to enter Grades, select the Manage Grades tab, and check the Associations If an item has been properly associated, it will show up under this column.

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November 13, 2020

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