How do I release calculated final grades in Brightspace?

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The calculated final grade is the final grade calculated by the grade book. You cannot adjust the final grade without adjusting grade item scores. If your course uses adjusted final grades instead, please follow the instruction in this post.


To release final grades to students, please follow the steps below.


  1. Go to Enter Grades through Grades from the navigation bar.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow beside Final Calculated Grade.
  3. Select Enter Grades.
This is a screenshot of grades. Under final calculated grade, navigate to the drop down menu, and select the second option in the menu, enter grades.


  1. Select the checkbox in the top left corner to select all users and select Release/Unrelease (as indicated in the screen shot below).
To have all grades published, select the checkbox at the top left of the menu, located next to last name, first name. Then select Release/unrelease (which has a key icon with an eye) located above on the right.


  1. Select Save and Close.
  2. Go back to Enter Grades to ensure that all the Final Calculated Grades have the open/visible eyeball beside them.
Under final calculated grade, next to each learner's grade mark, there should be a gray eyeball icon on the right. This indicates that the grade is visible to the learner.


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December 10, 2020

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