Previewing what the student sees in the Grades area is a handy way for Instructors to check their work and make sure all is as it should be in the Grades area. The "Role Switch" widget cannot really accomplish this task - using "Preview" gives the most accurate depiction of what the student sees when he/she selects the Grades link in the course.

To Preview student grades

Go into the course. Select the Grades link from the course navigation bar.

D2L DL CD v1072 screenshot - select Grades link from Course Navigation bar menu


On the "Enter Grades" tab select the name of a student from the list. The student name functions as a link.

D2L DL CD v1072 screenshot - in the "Enter Grades" area select student name link


After selecting the name, on the resulting page, information specific to the student will display. Select "Preview" from the contextual drop menu.

D2L DL CD v1072 screenshot - select "Preview" from the action menu


The Grades will appear in a new pop-up window. The image below is an example of what the student sees when he/she selects the Grades link on the course nav bar when the Final Calculated Grade has been released.

D2L DL CD v1072 screenshot - the pop-up window that displays is what the student(s) see


If the instructor has elected to "Display how final grade was calculated for users" (selected via the "Org Unit Display Options" of the Grades "Settings" area), students can also select the "Calculator" icon (next to "Points" at the top of the display) which will generate another pop window that shows the "Final Grade Calculation Formula." Using "Preview" allows instructors to see this display as well.

Using the "Preview" associated with individual student accounts helps the instructor see what the student(s) are seeing in their grades display. A great way to check the work.

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NOTE: What dialogue box windows look like and how dialogue box windows and browsers interact is dependent upon the operating system and browser being used. The screenshots in this tutorial may differ from the screen that the user is viewing when performing the actions described in this tutorial.

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